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Dealing with the next Petya, WannaCry, NotPetya attack

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 […]

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How do you justify your security budget?

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 […]

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Friday Photo – Lake Louise, Alaska

From the 50th state last week, to the 49th this week.   We drove from Anchorage to Valdez, and stopped for the night at the Lake Louise Lodge.  It was an overcast day, and it made the colors incredibly vibrant - perfect for photography.  A great day shooting was capped off by one of the best [...]
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Friday Photo – Reflections of Beauty

This week's Friday Photo is posted on the following Monday due to technical challenges (yep, even engineers sometimes fat finger the keyboard). Several years ago we went to the Big island of Hawaii, and visited the Hilo Zoo.  It's a really cool facility, especially for a small town.  Near the entrance there's a lake, and [...]
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And that makes two – Flash sunset

Java and Flash are two of the most celebrated and reviled web technologies – they enabled active content on the early Internet, and both far outlived their useful, and insecure, lives. Now at last we have a sunset date for Flash. It’s longer than IT and security folks would like, and too soon for the […]

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Friday Photo – Sunset over Monterrey Bay

A couple of years ago, we went on a trip to northern California, and took a whale watching tour out in Monterrey Bay.  Over the tour (four hours...shades of Gilligan), we saw Orca, Dolphins, and many whales.  As sunset fell, and we headed back in, there must have been dozens of spouts on the horizon [...]
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Friday Photo – Tasmanian Devil in Tasmania

Tasmania is one of those places we all hear about (usually from Bugs Bunny and friends), but never think we’ll actually visit. We decided to change that a few years ago, and spent a vacation down under, down under as one local put it. The Tasmanian Devil population is being hurt badly by a cancer […]

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1Password and the loss of local sync

Go to any talk or read almost any blog post on ‘keeping safe online’ and you’ll see a recommendation to use a password manager. But now 1Password is making changes that change the risk of using their solution.

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Friday Photo – Dugout Ranch, Needles District, Canyonlands

For the Friday photo this week, we head back to Moab, then south to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.  The workshop my Dad and I were on took us to the Dugout Ranch, where we met Heidi - every bit the archetypal western rancher.  She was kind enough to let us shoot around [...]
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