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December 29th, 2016

CES 2017

When something is intriguing enough to attract 180,000 people from all over the world there must be something to it. Take a moment to think about the town that you grew up in and ask yourself what the population was? In my case the answer is 26,000, then imagine “everyone” in town attending the 4th of July barbeque? It would be insane. Next, picture making 180,000 hamburgers for a much larger audience which is what CES is expecting this year. A task even too large for White Castle...

November 15th, 2016

Security Fatigue

Believe it or not the first password can be traced back to 1961 when engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created passwords for users of their Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS). CTSS provided the capability to securely host multiple users on a single device by requiring each to enter an individual password ...

September 20th, 2016

Biometrics or Bust

It’s now apparent to virtually every organization as they evaluate the future of their cyber security platforms, biometric technology is something that they need to consider as they try to control the revolution at the gate. So, as more and more IT professionals delve into the world of biometric solutions should they be ignoring traditional or other forms of authentication? In other words, is the answer to tomorrows security platforms Biometrics or Bust? ...

August 20th, 2016

WHY ARE ORGANIZATIONS STRUGGLING WITH CYBER SECURITY?

Some of the reasons for heightened concern are obvious, as hackers have successfully attacked the databases of the federal government and Fortune 500. Indeed, we’re all painfully aware that hacking has become a sport to many and is championed in certain countries. Yet based upon recent trends, we’re learning that most organizations are focusing on strengthening their internal security policies and procedures. Disgruntled employees and outliers present the biggest and most immediate threat to the enterprise ...

July 8th, 2016

CALL THE POLICE – I’VE BEEN HACKED

So the pioneer of social media had his password hacked. The password that was designated to secure his accounts was “dadada”. Well the password came back to sting him. It seems that like many of us, there was little thought given to selecting a “secure” password. Rather, again like many of us, the priority was convenience versus security. Thus the proliferation of simplistic passwords such as “name123”, that have been popularly chosen to protect access to our online world ...