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Kevin Beaver


September 28, 2010  6:00 AM

Would you like some snake oil with that network assessment?



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Kevin Beaver, Security in 2010

There are many IT services firms - including some run...

September 27, 2010  6:15 AM

Two simple but essential steps for all laptop owners



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Kevin Beaver, mobile security

Not too long ago I experienced the equivalent of a disaster for larger businesses: My laptop computer...


September 24, 2010  6:58 AM

Security, huh! What is it good for?



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Kevin Beaver, Security in 2010

Not too long ago an ad for a mortgage company on my local radio station said something that caught my ear. The owner of...


September 23, 2010  2:21 PM

ISSA International Conference Recap: More of the same



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ISSA International, Kevin Beaver, Security in 2010

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September 18, 2010  10:13 PM

Mobile device security – we keep spinning our wheels



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Kevin Beaver

It's been a year since I contributed to a piece on mobile security for the Wall Street Journal and was thinking about how things have changed since then. In a nutshell: They're gotten more complex and less secure. It's amazing - and scary - given all the sensitive electronic information...


September 16, 2010  6:07 AM

What are certifications worth? Much less than you think!



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Careers, Kevin Beaver, Security

In our current situation with the economy and people going back to get their certifications to increase their value, I thought this post from...


September 15, 2010  6:35 AM

It’s 10 PM. Where’s your network administrator?



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Kevin Beaver, Security

Microsoft's sixth law of Immutable Laws of Security states that "a computer is only as secure as the administrator is trustworthy." How does your administrator rank on the trust scale? Working with systems/network administrators...


September 14, 2010  6:58 AM

4 things you can do right now to find out if your business is at risk



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Kevin Beaver, Security, Security in 2010

A lot of executives and business owners - especially in smaller organizations - haven't a clue about where things stand with information security and compliance. But that doesn't mean they don't have the fiduciary responsibility to do so. Well, here are four things that can be done right now, over...


September 13, 2010  6:50 AM

What’s your strategy? (The answer is not “compliance.”)



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Compliance, Kevin Beaver

Compliance has become a threat to business, or at least that's how I see it. It's complex, it's...


September 10, 2010  9:34 AM

The He-Said, She-Said of Information Security: Some quotes for Friday morning



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Kevin Beaver

I find it amazing how some of the great quotes about life...


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