security

January 19, 2016

Dedicated Management Cluster

I always recommend to create a dedicated management cluster for your vSphere virtual environment, but what is a dedicated management cluster, and why is[...]
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June 22, 2015

Information disclosure as a security risk

Ring, ring. “Hello, is that the IT Manager? Can I ask you a few questions for a survey? <preamble here to build a relationship and feeling of[...]
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May 18, 2015

Passwords in the Internet Age

We have all been conditioned. We have been indoctrinated through years of advice and needing to follow requirements – but perhaps we need to reconsider[...]
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January 16, 2015

VLANs do not equal network security

In a recent discussion about network security, I had a [relatively inexperienced] network administrator make a comment that security between networks can[...]
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August 28, 2014

Microsoft StorSimple 8000 series review

Today I attended a Microsoft StorSimple 8000 series presentation at Microsoft’s offices here in Adelaide, South Australia. It’s a 2RU / 4RU[...]
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May 22, 2014

Password security in the age of Cloud

How many passwords do you have? Do you remember them all? Do you use a password manager tool? Are your passwords complex and secure, or easy to guess dictionary[...]
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May 16, 2014

Threat and risk assessment

In today’s modern world, the task of threat and risk assessment is based on prior experience and history. It is human nature to be limited in our[...]
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May 9, 2014

Bring Your Own Device policy risks

Many organisations have allowed staff to bring in their own device for use at work – these are Bring Your Own Device policies (BYOD Policy). It’s[...]
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May 2, 2014

Tips for defining your BYOD policy

Whilst defining your BYOD policy, you might miss some important requirements to producing a document that will help guide your employees when they use[...]
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April 25, 2014

Manual access to Windows Update

A situation happened with me today that I wanted to share – I was trying to update Windows 8.1 to Update 1, on a laptop that has a screen resolution[...]
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