Passwords, passwords, passwords…that was the main topic in this week’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat. What did our experts say about them? Here’s a recap of everything they talked about.
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It’s back! That’s right…our security experts are coming back for our second #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on October 29th at 1 PM (EST). Just to remind you, our security experts include:
- Jeff Cutler (ITKE blogger – Security Corner)
- Ken Harthun (ITKE blogger – Security Corner)
- Kevin Beaver (ITKE expert)
What’s the topic we’ll be discussing? Our experts will be taking on the issue of personal security and passwords. Here are just some of the questions that will be covered during the chat:
- Why do people have such a hesitance to changing passwords regularly or choosing more secure passwords?
- Have recent data breach events at banks and stores done anything to change behaviors when it comes to passwords and personal data?
- What is IT’s role when it comes to ensuring employees keep company workstations, laptops, servers and even BYOD technology secure?
- How long should a password be to be considered “secure” in today’s digital environment?
- What is the easiest way to create a secure password?
- Why are so many IT professionals stuck with the old-school mindset that changing passwords every 30-60 days is good for business?
- What are the most common password-related vulnerabilities?
To get involved, just send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. See you on the 29th!
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Rumors continue to swirl over the potential future of EMC. Will it merge with HP? Cisco? Well, the hot story was included as the top blog post for the month of September. Come check out that story and share your thoughts with the group.
- Nobody puts EMC in the corner – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
- Interesting experience with MS malicious software removal tool – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- More economics of hiring – Matt Heusser (Uncharted Waters)
- Rollup redux: MS re-releases KB 2975719 on September 2 – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- Ouch! “Zombie OS” still outweighs Windows 8 on the desktop – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- Western Union cloud security tool doubles as business enabler – Linda Tucci (TotalCIO)
- Ballmer’s exit, legacy and the future of Microsoft – Matt Heusser (Uncharted Waters)
- Twenty years, seven companies, nine different styles of testing – Michael Larsen (Uncharted Waters)
- ‘Size matters,’ storage vendors say – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
- Ageism in the tech world – Justin Rohrman (Uncharted Waters)
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There you have it…another contest giveaway in the books! Time flies when you’re answering discussions and questions, doesn’t it? Well, enough of the chit chat. Here were the final rankings for September:
- ToddN2000: 1,905 points
- Subhendu Sen: 1,010 points
- Carlosdl: 660 points
Watch out for a “special” giveaway coming in November. Here’s a hint: The prize is worth waiting for.
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Another week has come and gone in our September giveaway contest and it’s still ToddN2000 leading the race for the #1 spot with a whopping 1,630 points. However, the race for second and third is still a shootout with several users in the running. Here are the current standings:
- ToddN2000: 1,630 points
- Subhendu Sen: 860 points
- Carlosdl: 560 points
- Hunshabbir7: 450 points
- Genderhayes: 405 points
And remember, there are only five days left in the month so make sure to keep piling up the points!
Between Home Depot, Apple and Target, data breaches have been the hot topic in the security world. And to help you out, our experts including Jeff Cutler, Ken Harthun and Kevin Beaver discussed all-things data breach related in yesterday’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat.
Check out the recap below, or view it here and let us know how you think data breaches will evolve over the next several years.
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We’re just over halfway through our September giveaway contest and ToddN2000 is still in a commanding lead but plenty of users are still in the race for second and third. Here’s where we are today:
- ToddN2000: 1,275 points
- Subhendu Sen: 670 points
- Genderhayes: 340 points
- Hunshabbir7: 330 points
- Carlosdl: 310 points
I have a feeling this will come down to the wire so keep tiling up those points.
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Don’t worry everyone, I didn’t forget to update you on the current standings for our September contest giveaway. And as of right now, ToddN2000 is pulling away with a whopping 805 points! But not to worry, second and third place are still up for grabs. Here are the current standings:
- ToddN2000: 805 points
- Hunshabbir7: 235 points
- Genderhayes: 230 points
There’s still plenty of time to make your move so get going!
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Since many of you might be depressed that summer is (unofficially) over, we thought another ITKE giveaway contest might be in order! The same rules will apply but let’s go over them once again. The top three users for the month of September will receive Amazon gift cards. Here’s the order for the three winners:
- First place: $100 Amazon gift card
- Second place: $50 Amazon gift card
- Third place: $25 Amazon gift card
Remember, this is for whoever has the most total points at the end of the month. But enough of the talking, lets get started racking up those points on our IT Answers & Questions, Discussions and Blogs. Good luck to everyone!
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Microsoft, Dell, IBM and Intel…what do the big technology companies have in common? They were all included in the top blog posts for August! Check out why they were included and share your comments with the community.
- MS recommends uninstalling any of 4 recent updates – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- Who needs Dell? Nutanix tripled revenue last quarter – Dave Raffo (Storage Soup)
- Of IBM’s decline – Matt Heusser (Uncharted Waters)
- Goodbye CCleaner, hello Wise Disk Cleaner – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- Lessons from Agile2014 – Matt Heusser (Uncharted Waters)
- What crimes do vendors look for in our email? – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
- ISO 29119: What you should know about software testing standards – Justin Rohrman (Uncharted Waters)
- Intel wireless driver update causes Win 8.1 repair gyrations – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- Another judge tells Microsoft, “All your data are belong to us” – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
- 20 years into an IT career – Brian Gracely (From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise)