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  • The Necessity of Obedience

    Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine:  (Exodus 19:5 KJV) Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: ...
    Posted to Studying the Word of God (Weblog) by ASB on December 9, 2011
  • The Privacy and Security Implications of Misusing Technology

    If you haven’t already heard of Carrier IQ, you need to do some serious web searching, as they are swiftly becoming the new name in technology misuse on a massive scale. Over 6 years ago, Sony installed a rootkit with their music software in the name of Digital Rights Management.  On some level, they have never recovered from the consumer ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 30, 2011
  • Be Ye Ready

    “We need to be ready.”  This is a statement that Christians make quite often.  And there’s good reason for that, as we have quite a few Bible texts that enjoin us to do just that. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would ...
    Posted to Studying the Word of God (Weblog) by ASB on November 30, 2011
  • Do You See What I See?

    The signs keep on coming… And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise ...
    Posted to Studying the Word of God (Weblog) by ASB on October 29, 2011
  • Guess What? Technology is not easy

    It might seem that way because of how ubiquitous it is, but technology is not really easy.  Lots of time has been spent trying to hide the core complexity so that every day users can better experience and manage high-end technology, but at the end of the day, the complexity remains somewhere. We’re almost at the end of 2011, and the two ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 15, 2011
  • Managing a Garden

    Since May of this year, we have started a little “Green Grocer” project (as my neighbor likes to call it).  It started out from four (4) seedling plants that we received at Family Camp – two tomato plants and two pepper plants.  Since then, we’ve added some oregano, basil, parsley, mint and a set of late plants – cucumbers, squash, okra, ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 21, 2011
  • Where Netflix Went Wrong: Corporate Communications

    The good folks at Netflix recently announced a huge price hike for their customers, as they separate their DVD and streaming businesses into distinct product offerings.  If you look at the comments on the blog post where they made the announcement, you will see that the vast majority of comments fall into two categories: This no longer ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 13, 2011
  • Effectively Managing Risk

    Despite the significant uptick in information security events on display thus far in 2011, and despite the diversity and caliber of organizations that are being breached, it seems that too many organizations are failing to learn the lessons of the victims. More than that, it appears that when confronted with risks that require assessment, the ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on June 29, 2011
  • To Disclose or not to Disclose

    …that is the question. Every time a software vendor experiences a vulnerability or releases patches for a serious security issue, the debate about Full Disclosure or Responsible Disclosure gains a little more steam. Just how much information should a vendor disclose about the nature of the vulnerability that it has identified, and how that ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on June 9, 2011
  • Just ask Sony…

    Why should you take your organization’s information security posture seriously? Just ask Sony.  It has been estimated that Sony will spend more than $170 million dollars due to the recent breaches they have suffered.  Personally, I think that the $170M figure is too conservative.  I expect it to get much closer to $300M than ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 31, 2011
  • Fighting Doctrinal Error More Effectively

    1 Corinthians 13:1-2 KJV (1)  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. (2)  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove ...
    Posted to Studying the Word of God (Weblog) by ASB on May 23, 2011
  • Managing Technology-based Risks

    Risks exist. You would think that this is so obvious as to not need saying, but too many people appear to operate as though downplaying or ignoring risks have any impact on their reality. That sign announcing “bridge out” isn’t really concerned with how much you believe it or agree with it.  It doesn’t care if you are too busy to deal with ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 3, 2011
  • Reactive Security: Feel the pain in 2011+

    We are only one third of the way into 2011, but we have had some of the largest information security breaches of the decade – and the trend does not appear to be slowing down. Here are just a few of the biggest reports for the year: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/RSA-SecurID-Breach-Shows-Why-Everybody-Must-Stay-Vigilant-595858/ ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 29, 2011
  • Why Your New Technology Purchase Might Disappoint - Part 2

    Last time, I mentioned that inadequate planning is one of the key reasons why your new technology purchase might prove to be disappointing.  This is true not only of planning that occurs once the project has been authorized and assigned an official “Project Manager”, but it also refers to the planning that is used to determine the validity of ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 15, 2011
  • Why Your New Technology Purchase Might Disappoint

    Technology continues to provide many benefits for individuals and businesses, and our increasing dependence upon it is a testament to its overall usefulness.  Each day, many, many people make a good living from designing and deploying business solutions which are based on some technology. That said, many businesses fail to derive the value ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 31, 2011
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