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  • Automating Android

    One of the cool things about the Android platform are the number of tools available for really extensive automation. So far, I have used the following apps: Tasker Llama - Location Profiles SmartActions MacroDroid AutoMagic I started out with Tasker, but jumped on Llama, as it was easier to accomplish what I wanted at the time ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 10, 2014
  • Looking forward to Windows Server 2012 R2

    I was just reading the ComputerWorld article on some upcoming features of Windows Server 2012 R2, and I see some really intriguing improvements: In Windows Server 2012 R2, the PowerShell command-line scripting language introduces a feature called Desired State Configuration, or DSC. It uses a declarative syntax to define a configuration for a ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on June 27, 2013
  • A look at Microsoft’s SIR v14

    So. I finally had a chance to finish reading the latest full edition of Microsofts latest Security Intelligence Report. Theres a lot of really good info in the report. The executive summary also does a good job of highlighting key points.&#160; That said, I had a couple of observations of my own that others might find interesting. &#160; ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 8, 2013
  • Dueling Business Mindsets

    If there is one lesson that technologists need to understand in order to be successful, its that business is ultimately more about people than about process or technology.&#160; At the end of the day, how people think, behave and operate will have be the greatest influence on the success of any organization. With that said, it has been my ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 30, 2013
  • Enhancing My WLAN with a Meraki MR12

    I finally got a chance to deploy a Meraki MR12 wireless access point. These are some sweet devices.&#160; I wasnt that happy with the PoE brick that it comes with for power, but getting it setup has been quite pleasant. As an enterprise device, it supports all sorts of options for authentication, including RADIUS authentication, and LDAP. I ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 5, 2013
  • Wise Security Investment Approaches

    A holistic approach to information security needs to address a corporate strategy for buying or building solutions. Such a strategy will have an impact on how a company looks at staffing and technology investments. There are two basic ways to look at major investments of information technology and information security: you can buy or you can ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 28, 2013
  • The Futility of Blaming IT

    In recent years, it has become popular sport to blame information technology (IT) departments and IT leaders for failures real or imagined which adversely impact business operations.&#160; Even some technology trade journals seem unable to get through a single issue without finding some point upon which to lambast a CTO or CIO for not ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 21, 2013
  • Reading Between the Lines of Breach Notifications

    Back in September 2012, I wrote two articles for Point2Security on how to effectively handle breach notifications: The Who of Post-Breach Communication Post-Breach Communication: The Importance of How &amp; When Sadly, to many organizations are doing something entirely different when it comes to post-breach notifications. I like to take ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 18, 2013
  • Get Real with Information Security

    In 2012, the writers of malware and the attackers of networks were very busy, using both social engineering and increased technical sophistication to fuel an increased number of attacks. Not incidentally, mobile devices just flew off the shelves this year, with predictions that over 122 million tablets and some 717 million smartphones will have ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 31, 2012
  • Job Hunting: It’s All About Relationships

    Earlier this week, I read an article about unemployment and the struggles of those coming out of college and graduate school who are seeking jobs. A surprising number of people were simply spouting the rhetoric that people who dont have jobs are simply lazy and feeling entitled. May God have mercy on those who posted, such that they never have to ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 30, 2012
  • Why We Have No Online Privacy

    Earlier today, as I read a very self-serving article lamenting how online growth will be killed due to impending Do Not Track legislation, it became very clear to me why online privacy in the US is almost entirely non-existent. As a society in the 21st century, we have willing accepted the idea that in order to be able to obtain anything useful ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 21, 2012
  • Securing Your Storage - Part 1

    If youre going to make use of cloud-based storage, it is a good idea to ensure that you keep it secure.&#160; Unless you are absolutely, positively certain that you will never, ever put anything in there that you wouldnt want to find in a public place, youre going to need to consider encryption. Even if you dont care about the data, you ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 14, 2012
  • Dear Recruiter: Help Me Help You

    As we head into the second half of 2012, I average about 3 to 4 calls/emails from recruiters per week.&#160; In contrast to the overall job market which is still not doing so well, the market for information technology professionals is quite lively, especially in and around the metro areas.&#160; Hot skills include the following: information ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 13, 2012
  • I’m Tired of Registration Walls

    Note to the heads of sales, marketing, and web site development: Im tired of your registration walls (regwalls), and will no longer be supporting them. I realize that you want to know who is looking at the materials you are producing, that you are trying to measure the ROI of your promotional endeavors, and that you are seeking for any and ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on June 20, 2012
  • So, You Want To Be a Technology Consultant?

    {EAV:94066b12a52ac57b} Doesnt everyone want to be a consultant? Probably not There are some clear advantages to working for yourself, and there are some clear disadvantages. Likewise, there are some PROs and CONs of working for someone else, and it for each person to determine for himself if consulting is right for him.&#160; The ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on June 14, 2012
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