Why I dislike BYOD

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If you’ve ready this blog for any time, you’ll have a pretty good idea that I’m not a fan of BYOD (bring your own device) to work. When it come to risk reduction and minimizing issues at your office, BYOD is just not your friend. Here’s another example of why you need to be careful Read More

The End of Antivirus?

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It seems that an SVP at Symantec, owner of Norton Antivirus (yes, they invented the sector) has declared antivirus “is dead”. That is quite the headline, though he goes on to say “We don’t thinkĀ  of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way.” Ah, now it is making sense. That, and two other problems: Microsoft Read More

Easy is Usually Not Secure

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I’m really going to talk about Dropbox and the recent security issue they had, but before that I want to illustrate something. When I speak with medical offices about reducing the risk of a PHI breach I generally hear lots of frustration on the other side. I get it. Let’s look at this from a Read More

IE Browser Security Update

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If you haven’t heard, Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browser has a serious security flaw. There is a normal monthly update that occurs, but due to the importance of this update, Microsoft is pushing out an update to IE today. If you have automatic updates turned on, the update will occur…automatically. Otherwise, be sure to run Read More

IE Browser Security Alert

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If you haven’t heard already, computer security experts in the US and UK (oh, and Sweden, too) are recommending to not use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) until they have a security fix put out. Should you be worried? That depends. The issue at hand is basically this: When going to an infected website, a “flash Read More