Friday, August 12, 2022

Vince Tuesday

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Hidden vulnerability dogs VPN project

I recently changed positions and have been trying to understand the many projects already under way here. The most vital of these is a planned virtual private network (VPN) rollout. My company has many staffers who travel, as well as those who want to work from home.

New job brings back old problems

At 10 a.m., the boss called the entire IT security team into a meeting room, but without the line manager. He said that the line manager had been sacked.

Company becomes culprit in ongoing spam attacks

Every year, it seems that companies gets more and more spam, and much of it is offensive. One company

Database wipeout turns into unsolved mystery

One night last week, Vince Tuesday was rushing to get home when the head of his software support team slipped him a note suggesting that he look into an issue with data loss on one of his company

Certification more political than practical

Some months ago, I proudly earned my Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) in network intrusion detection from the Bethesda, Md.-based SANS Institute Inc. I was impressed by the technical depth of the course and by the difficulty of the evaluation process.

Certification more political than practical

Computerworld (US) columnist Vince Tuesday was impressed by the technical depth of a network intrusion detection course he enrolled in recently, but he wonders if the newly learned knowledge will ever need to be applied in a commercial environment.

Security manager: How not to get a job

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Fighting off viruses and other attacks

Eighteen months ago, my company, a large financial services organization, suffered a number of attacks that were stopped mostly by luck. With the awareness of security raised, management hired me as information security manager to secure their infrastructure and operations.

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