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Damage is Invisible to the Eye

Damage is Invisible to the Eye

A client reported to me that their internet connection seemed to work okay for email and web surfing, but not so for their television when they tried to stream Netflix.

Guru Maps

Guru Maps

Stuck at home for the last six months by quarantines and travel restrictions, I think many of us have done...

Be in Control of your Computer

Be in Control of your Computer

Computers today are incredibly noisy! Another way of putting that is to say vendors are incredibly nosy. The noise to which I refer is not of the audible kind emanating from the fan, but the nosy communications that quite literally everything in your computer carries on without you, the user, seeing or hearing anything.

Too Many Calls Home?

Too Many Calls Home?

It is doubtful that there is anyone reading this who does not remember Steven Spielberg’s iconic cinema moment “E.T., phone home.” That was three decades ago, and today it is “PC, phone home.”

Regular Updating is the Key

Regular Updating is the Key

As I sit down to write this column, I have just finished reading a 30-page report entitled “Of Black Swans, Platypii And Bunyips. The outlier and normal incident in risk management.” This whitepaper, published in 2010 by the SANS Institute, examines trends in computer malware infecting Mac and PC systems. Researching and reading are much of what I have to do in my profession.

 

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