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  • 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
  • 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.  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.  Hot skills include the following: information ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 13, 2012
  • Making Business Sense

    Long ago, in days or yore, it was common to complain that most information technology leaders and staff were too focused on deploying cool technology just for the sake of technology rather than ensuring that there was valid business justification for what they evaluated and implemented.  CIOs and IT leaders were told to learn the language of ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 6, 2010
  • Lessons from 2009: Functionality still trumps Security

    Yes, you heard me correctly… We still think about personal and corporate security only as an afterthought. Despite all the regulatory and industry compliance that has been created and updated in the past 15 years, as we close out this decade, we are hardly any closer to proactively applying security guidelines in our personal or professional ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 31, 2009
  • Why Businesses Standardize on Technology

    I experienced a wide range of emotions as I read this allegedly tech savvy article in the Wall Street Journal, written by someone who is deemed a journalist for reasons which clearly have no basis in reality.  Mostly, I was surprised, because this is not the caliber of information that I expect from a publication such as the Wall Street ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 23, 2009
  • It’s All Just Hype Until It Actually Ships

    As a technologist, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting products, solutions and discoveries which will be coming to a store near me at some point in the future.  Whenever possible, I look to jump on the beta bandwagon and preview or test drive up-and-coming technology solutions.  Not only is it fun in and of itself, but it ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 20, 2009
  • Microsoft makes Vista concessions

    Otherwise known as Vista vs the EU and the World: Part Three... Here's a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World and Vista vs the Security Vendors posts, where I noted I greatly preferred a stronger, more secure base OS, even if that inhibited some functionality for third-party security tools. As seen in the following articles, Microsoft is ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 18, 2006
  • Vista vs the World

    Or, perhaps I should say Microsoft vs Security providers in the Windows space? What I'm talking about eWeek's report that discloses McAfee's complaint that Microsoft has made it hard for them (and other security vendors) to integrate their products into Vista.  Presumably, this would be so that Microsoft can take advantage of the OS in ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 3, 2006
  • Is privacy on the Internet a dead concept?

    There is no universal standard of what the acceptable boundaries of privacy are.  The European Union tends to have a more stringent view of what constitutes personal privacy, while the United States seems to favor corporations vs people when it comes to control of user data. Now, the boundaries are being pushed even further by a company ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 11, 2006
  • Do we really get Information Security?

    Five years ago, I wrote an article on the challenges of implementing Information Security in an enterprise.  Sad to say, even in the post-911 era, not a whole lot has changed there.  Sometime in the next couple weeks, I'll write an updated document on what challenges I see today for an IT Security Professional.  Don't get me wrong ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 25, 2006
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