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banks rants – Facebook cloned accounts

I have to admit, I was not familiar with Facebook cloned accounts until last week when at least one of my friends ran into this issue. Even though USA Today wrote a report on it last year (2017), it was not something that popped into my mind… for a couple of reasons. I don’t accept […]

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Breaches Preventing Shopping or Does It?

I recently saw this interesting “USA Snapshot” from USA Today. I love these snapshots… quick and easy and starts the discussion. It certainly started this discussion because I happened to be with my sister. I told her that I found this statistic about credit card breaches stopping people from shopping at their stores fascinating. She said […]

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VMware Hardened Virtual Appliance Operations Guide

VMware recently released the Hardened Virtual Appliance Operations Guide. This whitepaper was written to assist with the additional components that an administrator may choose to implement on the hardened virtual appliances. You see VMware created a hardened virtual appliance “by embedding the technical requirements of the STIG in the design”. What the heck am I […]

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Passwords… 123456… What’s The Big Deal?

I was recently flying to California and sat next to a woman on the flight who worked for a biometrics company. The discussion of biometrics for use in authentication has always been interesting topic in my world and certainly in my Federal realm. Dealing with biometrics when it comes to war times is a difficult […]

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Security vs. Compliance

As a security evangelist, I talk security… but let me be clearer, I don’t talk compliance. Ok, so maybe I talk about compliance as well but one thing that I always stress is that security and compliance are not the same thing. Not even close. Compliance is a check box mentality. Well, to be specific… […]

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Do as I Say, Not as I Do – Security

The great thing about my new job… I get to talk about security all day. Whether it is talking about VMware vCloud Networking and Security or the security of the hypervisor or even security requirements or just sitting around with co-workers… security is my game and I am here to play Recently though I got […]

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Facebook Security

This post was composed in March 2013. I wanted to make this clear because I am pretty sure that Facebook will change their security settings again and this will post will be completely out of date. You see Facebook is now allowing codes to be used when accessing your account. We all know that passwords […]

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