Blog / Why is keeping software past its EoL so dangerous? Software Update EoL Concept Let’s talk about EoL (End-of-Life) software. As regular readers likely know, I’ve harped on using software beyond its End-of-Life (EoL) date in the past. There are plenty of reasons why it’s a bad idea, not the least of which is that pretty much every regulation and/or privacy law on the planet says (and I’m paraphrasing […] January 09, 2024
Blog / Happy New Year! Start 2024 safely and securely. Welcome to a new year with new challenges. I’ve made plenty of security recommendations over the course of this newsletter, most of them aimed at organizations, but a few were of a more personal nature. So I figured it would be a great way to ease into 2024 by reviewing […] January 02, 2024
Blog / ‘Tis the Season for New Twists on Old Scams Gift cards are convenient but not secure. The Holiday season is upon us once again. It’s a time for charity, merriment, and generosity as people give a little more, be a little nicer, and soak up the spirit of the season. For most of us it’s also one of the more expensive times of the […] December 19, 2023
Blog / Updating Ancient Wisdom for Modern Computing Update Failure If it ain’t broke, be proactive about preventative maintenance. Way back in the early 1900s, a pair of European immigrants found their way through Canada’s pristine wilderness and settled in Alberta’s Leduc county, where they farmed the land for several years. They brought with them the knowledge and experience needed to tend their fields, and […] December 05, 2023
Blog / Let’s Talk About Responsibility There’s a difference between what we should and what we must do. As a professional cybersecurity technician I spend a fair bit of time roaming the internet to find news articles and press releases about exploited vulnerabilities. Keeping an eye out for the latest news, tricks, and traps is an essential part of the job. […] November 28, 2023
Blog / The Fickle Nature of Compliance New Regulations key for updating compliance standards Changing rules mean taking charge of compliance for yourself. Every organization, regardless of type, needs to be aware of the rules and regulations they operate under. However, change is inevitable and even though governments can be slow to catch up, legislation does eventually evolve. When changes do happen, they’re usually accompanied by announcements and press […] November 21, 2023
Blog / AI Capabilities Are Advancing Rapidly artificial intelligence and AI capabilities represented by polygonal brain Staying up-to-date about AI capabilities can help prevent nasty surprises. Recently I encouraged organizations to consider addressing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in their policies. At the time the capabilities of readily available AI systems were limited to text generation and answering questions. But of course we’re talking about computers, technology rapidly advances, and […] November 14, 2023
Blog / Three Considerations for Improving Cybersecurity Three considerations for improving cybersecurity Ask yourself these three questions when improving cybersecurity. Improving cybersecurity can be a tricky task. The uninitiated might assume that the only thing to be concerned with is indeed computer security, but there are plenty of other moving pieces involved and the reality is that the situation is much more complicated. However, given the dramatic […] November 07, 2023
Blog / Computer Security Requires a Security Mindset computer security mindset concept of digital brain wireframe Always take computer security incidents seriously. Your network and computer security is more important than ever. Insurance providers now require more extensive defense measures than ever before they’ll even think of insuring you. The world is more connected than ever, making it easier for anyone to communicate with you, including not just customers and vendors, […] October 31, 2023
Blog / Halloween and Cybersecurity Awareness Cybersecurity awareness month What does cybersecurity awareness have to do with the spookiest night of the year? Ah, autumn! When the leaves change and come tumbling down, temperatures drop, and we begin the march towards winter. But it’s not all bad. It’s also the season for carving pumpkins, creepy and kooky costumes, and, on the penultimate evening of […] October 24, 2023

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