Jeff Cutler's Keys to Security:

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July 30, 2014  4:19 PM

IE no more secure than an unlocked car

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
CTO, Hack, Hackers, Internet Explorer, IT, Security, Software

My MINI Cooper is parked in a garage. In the car is a pile of coins that if counted would amount to $34, probably. That’s why I locked the doors, hid the coins, parked in sight of the lot attendant and ensured that nothing else of value was in view of passersby.

Paranoid? Maybe....

July 23, 2014  4:58 PM

Chips no longer an option for protecting credit cards? What!?

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Data, Data-security, protection, Security

I’m all for technology being incorporated into our lives. We use so many online networks to stay in touch with friends, colleagues and even the businesses with whom we interact. But the cost of sharing information with these audiences is often worth the payoff. ROI of sharing is...


July 16, 2014  3:30 PM

Controlling your IT Assets – Learn from the Supermoon

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
CIO, CTO, Data, IT, keys, Security

The Supermoon the other night got me thinking, “with great size comes great responsibility.” While reworked from a Spiderman comic book quote, it’s a saying that rings true when you’re thinking about online presence and how you can best control your image, assets and...


July 8, 2014  1:42 PM

Keeping Your Data (and other) Doors Locked

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
admin, Data, DDOS, doors, IT, keys, Security

The house next to mine is being broken into as I write this. Seriously. Some guy with a ladder walked around the entire house and then chose a window to enter through and set up the ladder and started to climb. Only when I emerged from my house - after taking photos of him and his...


July 2, 2014  2:37 PM

Beginning of Summer Security News Roundup

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Data breach, Email, IT security, malware, Microsoft, Security

Sometimes the daily grind of log management, provisioning personnel and staying on top of IT security issues is just too much. You need a break to relax by the pool and sip an iced tea in the summer sunshine. Well, don't we all. That's not reality though. Without careful and constant vigilance,...


June 25, 2014  12:51 PM

The Importance of IDs and Provisioning

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Data, Facilities, provisioning, Security

One of my regular soapbox topics is the ease with which facilities can be breached. And if you can get in the door of an organization, it's relatively easy to get into doors within the building and wreak havoc with systems, data, physical and intellectual property and the livelihood of the...


June 18, 2014  2:33 PM

What to expect – the Keys to Jeff Cutler’s Keys to Security

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Blog, Data, IT, Security

I'm not sure I ever did a 'welcome' to the blog post when I first started working for Tech Target and putting my columns on security, data breaches, log management and more out into the ether. This post serves that purpose. I want to say hi, introduce myself a bit more, ask you some questions and...


June 12, 2014  1:27 PM

Leaving your doors unlocked. It’s not 1950!

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Administrator lockout, backdoors, Data breach, IT, Log management, provisioning, Security

To assist readers in understanding different scenarios, I often provide examples that harken back to life at home. I’m not literally talking about leaving your doors at the office open. I’m alluding to the practice of leaving sites and systems unprotected.


May 29, 2014  1:20 PM

Stand up for your craft – Security and Log Management

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
CTO, HR, IT, Log management, provisioning, Security, Skills

The other day, I was asked by a friend of mine to do some work for him. The work was right in my wheelhouse - professional content creation - but the sticking point was he didn’t want to pay me. This led to a whole discussion over what anyone’s time is worth and why the most...


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