Data security is not an IT problem?

It’s like blaming a knife and fork for obesity By Shawn Allaway, CEO Companies need to view the epidemic of data breaches with a similar approach to controlling one’s weight.  Unless there are systemic corporate “lifestyle” changes, the problem will continue to be a pervasive and costly nuisance to the economy.  There are no quick […]

Heartbleed or Heatrburn?

What happens when the horse has already left the barn and the barn door is still open? By Shawn Allaway, CEO Well, one of the insidious vulnerabilities exposed to date is the Heartbleed bug.  They should have dubbed it the vampire bug because it sucks up 64KB of the exposed client’s memory which is more […]

Access of Evil?

Well, Microsoft Access isn’t really evil, but like its other Office brethren (especially Excel) it is insidious how it spreads through the enterprise.  However, it has become quite a valuable tool in building true intellectual property that drives business.  Born out of need, forged in elegant simplicity and easily spread through file shares, Access databases […]

Microsoft Risks it All

By Chris Davies, Manager of Technical Services In a recent article in ComputerWorld it was postulated that Microsoft risks ruin by ending support for Windows XP. The article opined that they are reckless to terminate support for the 13 year old operating system. If I followed that logic I am now ready to post my […]

You’re still on XP and blaming Microsoft?

Let me first say that I am not a shill for the Redmond gang nor am I espousing the virtues of Windows 8.1.  However, it strikes me as very odd that as we approach April 2014’s planned retirement of Windows XP that so many people are blaming Microsoft for no longer actively supporting a 13 […]

Data Security and Securing Your Emotions

I was reading an article in the NY Times about the resignation of Target’s CIO due to the massive data breach that was made public back in December.  This is a big hammer to drop at Target and probably one of many others that will not be publically announced.  I began to wonder about how […]

Windows XP Zero Day Approaches and You’ve Made Zero Progress

As April 2014 approaches, it is those organizations who haven’t upgraded from Windows XP (and Office 2003) for whom the bell tolls. With only a month to go, if you haven’t started the process of upgrading then you probably have a good reason why. Whether its propriety applications that haven’t been brought up to current […]

Consumers will continue to pay for data breaches

I was reading a CNN Money article on why retailers aren’t all that motivated to protect your data as vigorously as they are to harvest your data. It would seem protecting your data would mean limiting how much data they can collect on you.  It’s sad to say that is more important to them than […]