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The Ukrainian Power Grid Hack - Two Years Later

Here we are almost two years after the Ukrainian power grid hack, and what have we done to make sure the same or worse doesn’t happen?  Is the power grid in Dubai more secure? How about in England, Spain or the United States?  The Ukraine attack ...

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Separation of duties and IT security

Separation of duties, also known as Segregation of duties, is the concept of having more than one person required to complete a task.  It is a key concept of internal controls and is the most difficult and sometimes the costliest one to achieve. The ...

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What happens, and what should you do, when Ransomware Attacks?

Ransomware has been in the news and on our technological radar for a while now, but for those that have not experienced an attack, very few know what truly happens.  What I would like to do is step through how a ransomware attack progress from start ...

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Here’s how Data Center Operators and Industry Best Practices can help Prepare for Tomorrow

Here’s how Data Center Operators and Industry Best Practices can help Prepare for Tomorrow

Welcome to this installment of my series on Data Centers (DC), what they are, how they function, the opportunities for energy efficiency (EE) and the challenges found in their operation related to changing standards and growing demand. How can uti ...

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The Threat of Cybercrime

I recently read an article that stated “During the next five years, cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place and thing in the world.” This got me thinking, is this a “Chicken Little” statement or a call to action for ...

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8 ways to manage a security crisis

There are any number of things that could happen to your business, a ransomware attack, server crash or a legacy system stops working, or a software release goes totally wrong. These are just some of the problems that your company could experience at ...

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Cybersecurity and IT Security are NOT the same thing

Cybersecurity isn’t about one threat or one firewall issue on one computer. It's about getting a bigger perspective on what's going on in an IT environment. To keep your company safe from attackers you must look at more than the technical issues ...

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