Remember the Myst

We are a family of gamers. I started on the Commodore 64 and made my way through Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Super NES, Playstation 1, 2, 3, and Xbox. Eventually I landed on the PC gaming platform. My sons are console gamers through and through, having moved from Wii to Xbox to Xbox One. We all…

An Amazingly Simple Thing Will Keep Your Network Secure

Fortinet’s 2nd quarter findings for 2017 found that 90 percent (yes, you read that correctly…let me say it again…90%) of organizations were hacked with vulnerabilities that could have been sorted out with a patch three years ago, while 60% of companies had vulnerabilities that are over ten years (yes…you read that right…one decade) old in the wild. Amazing.…

Your Cyber Insurance Policy May Not Cover You for Social Engineering

Do you know what your cyber insurance policy covers? Beware! If something happens, you’ll want to be sure your insurance policy covers your business. In my experience, it can be extremely expensive and severely business-affecting (if not business-ending) if your company is hacked and your policy doesn’t include protection against damage and business loss caused by…

scp – a Great Command to Know

As long as you have TCP port 22 (default SSH port) open between two hosts, a great and efficient way to copy files is using the scp command. Usage scp [[user@]from-host:]source-file [[user@]to-host:][destination-file] Options -p Preserves the modification and access times, as well as the permissions of the source-file in the destination-file -q Do not display the…