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Happy 17th Birthday netlogx – You were raised right!

Happy 17th Birthday netlogx. As I sit and write this essay it is a beautiful morning.  It’s still cool in the morning and the sun is burning the dew off the grass.  It’s very much like it was 17 years ago when 3 of us set off to make a difference in business and start [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:06:49+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Categories: Nick Taylor, Risky Business|Comments Off on Happy 17th Birthday netlogx – You were raised right!

Advice and Guidance on Anthem Breach

Recently we learned of a high profile breach at Anthem that allowed an unknown actor or actors to steal private information about their clients. The event itself is nothing new. Hardly a month goes by without hearing of numerous small breaches. The one dimension that changes this breach from some of the others is that [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:07:14+00:00 February 10th, 2015|Categories: Nick Taylor, Protect Notices, Risky Business|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Advice and Guidance on Anthem Breach

Who owns facts?

I was born on 26th July 1958.  That is a fact.  That fact is recorded in thousands of places.  Does this recording transfer the ownership of this fact to the recorder?  What happens if I want to have that fact removed from the places that it has been recorded?  The answer is not a straight [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:07:31+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Categories: Nick Taylor, Risky Business|Comments Off on Who owns facts?

Not my Type

This is brilliant! Read: "To Avoid Leaks Russia Turns to Typewriters" In an attempt to defeat the inherent security issues of using network connected devices to record and discuss secure items, Russia has begun to implement and use TYPEWRITERS! The sad thing is I’m old enough to tell them the security issues with typewriters: If [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:11:47+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Categories: Risky Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Not my Type

Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you (fake) twitter followers

Wow! It would appear that the latest bizarre twist in the world of social media belongs to twitter and, believe you me, I am glad, because I’m fed up with writing about the latest debacle at FB (can’t even bring myself to type the name today!). It goes like this: social media is apparently a [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:11:55+00:00 July 18th, 2013|Categories: Risky Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you (fake) twitter followers

Sister Mary Magdalene and her little known role in Project Management

Recently I had the pleasure of having lunch with a lovely lady that I know and she told me a wonderful tale and I want to share it. My friend, we’ll call her Grace, started by telling me....”I became a project manager in the 3rd Grade!”…so she had me hooked right away.  Here’s what happened: [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:12:02+00:00 July 4th, 2013|Categories: Risky Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sister Mary Magdalene and her little known role in Project Management

The People's Republic of Facebook

It’s very interesting that when the presidents of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China recently met in California, we were told that on the agenda will be a discussion about China using cyber attacks on US companies and infrastructure. It’s interesting because in the same news cycle we were told [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:12:11+00:00 June 20th, 2013|Categories: Risky Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The People's Republic of Facebook

Chromebooks and the future of the PC, we have all been here before!

Well I’m sure that you have all heard the drumbeat about the PC and how its days are numbered, even if Mr. Dell wants to buy his baby back.  It has been getting louder and louder and so we decided it was time to explore the world of Tablets and Chromebooks, and yes....the cloud! You [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:13:11+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Categories: Risky Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chromebooks and the future of the PC, we have all been here before!

To Russia With Love?!

There was a lot to be said for the plain old telephone service (POTS)! For a start the worst thing that could happen to you is that your conversation would be overheard. Now of course that could be by accident or by wiretapping. Either way it was generally accepted that to transact “real business” such [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:13:47+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Categories: Risky Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on To Russia With Love?!

It’s only Twitter!

Last week I wasted a few hours trying to understand what Twitter was doing about a direct messages spam problem that they have.  Here’s an article in information week about the problem.  http://www.informationweek.com/security/attacks/twitter-direct-messages-disguise-trojan/240007914 The answer in case you are interested is...nothing!  Oh, there are instructions on how to go in and delete all the direct [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:14:03+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Categories: Risky Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s only Twitter!