I’m an Apple guy, and have a love-hate relationship with their recent product strategy, and the tight control they keep over the ecosystem. The downside is that we’re stuck with some bad decisions (like building apps that expect to be online all the time), but the upside is that everyone gets access to updates at […]
Archive | August, 2017
I’m often asked about the heritage of my last name – I get guesses from Souix Indian (Lakota) to Hawaiian or Polynesian. In reality, my great-grandfather was born in Prague, Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. We had a chance to visit there last year, and it was one of my bucket list trips. […]
I often get asked for recommendations on how to stay safe online – here’s a good start of things to think about.
A bill was recently introduced in the US congress that would allow private organizations to ‘hack back’ when attacked. This is a Bad Idea™ that should be quickly put to rest – no good can come of it.
This week’s photo is from the Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colorado. Like many of our national parks and wilderness areas, this one’s being loved to death. Crowds have increased to the point where shuttle busses are now required, and soon we may see a quota put on reservations. I’m all for those restrictions to better […]
We are facing a continuous stream of ransomware, wipers, and related attacks. I had a client ask recently, somewhat in exasperation after being hit with one, about why all their investment in security wasn’t enough to keep them safe, and what they could do to deal with the next one more effectively. It’s a complex […]
As part of my day job, I get to talk with a wide range of organizations across many different industries, and annual budget time is just kicking off. This year I’ve seen two intersecting trends: a growing willingness (resignation?) from business owners that they have to pay much more attention to security and pay more […]