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August 3, 2012  6:17 PM

Microsoft releases Attack Surface Analyzer 1.0



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security best practice, Security management, Security tools

From the MSDN blog:

Last year we released a beta version of our free Attack...

July 31, 2012  10:00 PM

Redux: Security Baseline for Small Businesses



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Instrusion prevention, Security, Security management, Wireless security

This story bears repeating. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Many small business owners treat their business computers like their home computers; they run minimal security and engage in unsafe computing practices. This isn't my opinion, mind you, it is based on my...


July 20, 2012  6:52 PM

Why security managers need hands-on skills



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Security best practice, Security management

This says it all...


July 16, 2012  10:59 PM

Yahoo Voices hack exposes worst passwords you could ever use



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Security, Security best practice, Security management

I hope that none of you, my readers, are using any passwords like these:

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July 8, 2012  11:40 PM

Paper is still king for passing on your estate’s online assets



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Security, Security best practice, Security management

These two articles became the subject of a lot of thought and discussion on how to best pass on your electronic assets when you pass away: How will you pass on...

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September 30, 2009  9:43 PM

Security Maxims of a Different Breed



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Humor, physical security, Security, Security management, Security maxim, Security policy

Search for "computer security maxims" on any of...


September 30, 2009  8:22 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials Goes Live



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Microsoft, microsoft security essentials, Security, Security management

Microsoft Security Essentials is now out of beta and ready for download.

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September 20, 2009  9:54 PM

Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic Page



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Firefox, Malware, Phishing, Security, Security management, Security tools

Thanks to Google, there’s a tool you can use to check any site and see if Google lists it as hosting any suspicious files or acting as a malware intermediary. Yes, I know there’s a Firefox extension and that the Google Toolbar for Firefox incorporates the tool, but what if you’re out in the...


September 9, 2009  8:09 PM

President Obama’s Back-to-School Speech: My Advice



Posted by: Ken Harthun
IT careers, Opinion, President Obama, Security, Security management

Yesterday, Michael Morisy, ITKnowledgeExchange’s community editor, posted “President Obama’s back-to-school speech tells...

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August 31, 2009  2:05 AM

14 Golden Rules of Computer Security



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Opinion, Secure Computing, Security, Security management, Security maxim, Security tools

In celebration of (almost) being close to releasing my first eBook to the general public, I’m releasing the list of the 14 Golden Rules of Computer Security in hopes that any last minute errors will be spotted by my peers here at IT Knowledge Exchange. Here’s the list:

#1: The best...


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