I was recently asked how to dispose of an old hard drive in a secure manner. This comes up all the time, and unfortunately most folks just toss them in the trash or electronics recycle bin without thinking, or worse, sell it on eBay. The best option is an industrial hard drive shredder, but they’re […]
It’s no secret that we’re in the information age and the rise of the CIO to prominence in most organizations reflects that. Google, Facebook, Amazon (?), are all large companies whose entire business model is based on the flow of information from creators to customers. So if that’s the new supply chain, can we leverage […]
It’s a dangerous world, and yet there’s a spate of recent studies showing that people and companies continue to take risks with their cybersecurity. The truth is that we all have to take risks – there is no such thing as complete safety. The question is, how do we decide what risk to take?
Today we’re constantly asked to make decisions that have security and privacy implications. Most of the time these are individually innocuous, but collectively they present significant risk. All too often, we simply click yes, plug in the cable, share the wifi password, or give up personal information. Instead, before even asking if it’s secure, ask […]
Macs get Malware. There, let the flames begin. There’s still an impression that Macs are somehow immune and you don’t need any sort of protection. While it’s true that viruses are very rare, malware (i.e. anything I don’t want running on my system) is quite common. So what’s the state of Mac Antimalware these days?