Human firewall – strengthen the weakest security link

Human firewall – strengthen the weakest security link

What is a “human firewall”?  It sounds a bit scary but it’s a term I learned earlier this week.  It aptly describes the role that users play in organizational security strategies.  My thanks to KnowBe4 for teaching me the term.  Allow me…

Defense In Depth

I was watching an automotive program earlier today – Autoweek out of Detroit – and there was a panel discussion about how to protect automobiles from hacking attacks.  And during the discussion there were terms being thrown out that resonate…

Security is everone’s responsibility

I was chatting with a customer the other day.  He was calling to inquire about ways to auto-login and auto-logout users on acouple of PC’s in their office.  At the same time we also discussed howto password protect Excel files. …

Uncle Rob’s Primers — WiFi and a Secure Network

This is another one of those oh-so-obvious things that you think are “self-evident” but which seem to get lost is the overall scheme of things.  So what is it that I am talking about?  Well, I’ll tell you, it’s about…

Update your home router

OK, this is really  not what I normally natter on about in my posts, I usually focus on commercial and enterprise goodies like O365.  BUT, this is important! Most consumer grade routers (DLink, Netgear, Linksys, Belkin, et al) are built…

Office 365 and the “fear” of having data hosted in the US

Many years ago, Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems and a “human quote machine” made the comment, “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.”  The comment was made in reference to questions about security and privacy on the…

A bunch of Sonicwall goodies–Part 2, SRA (secure remote access)

Sonicwall has a range of remote access servers that can be very effective in various situations.  There is the SRA range suited to smaller installations (think SMB/SME) and the larger E-Class SRA series that more suited to larger organizations or…

A bunch of Sonicwall goodies — Part 1, SSL-VPN

We tend to lose sight of some of the “basics” when all of the “sexiness” of the Cloud and other things get all of the attention.  But it is important to remember that your on-premise kit needs some love and…