Security Archives

More silly credit card security
More pointless security for your credit card.
October 10, 2006 - 140 words, 1 comment

Credit Card Activation a security risk
Your new credit card can be activated by anyone at all.
October 10, 2006 - 267 words, 6 comments

Security notifications
Secunia’s apparent new practice of publicly announcing security exploits is dangerous.
October 7, 2004 - 220 words,

How Much Security is Needed?
Not all security measures are appropriate in all situations. You need to consider the value of the information being protected when designing a security system. Also, some novel approaches to preventing dictionary attacks.
January 21, 2004 - 662 words, 3 comments

Personal firewall advantages
A NAT router cannot is protect computers on your network from the other computers on your network.
October 9, 2003 - 138 words, 1 comment

NAT is not a firewall
A NAT router simply denies incomming traffic that it doesn’t understand. That’s one function of a firewall, but not the only one.
October 8, 2003 - 442 words, 11 comments

Minority Security Report
Tom Cruise demonstrates poor security administration practices.
December 18, 2002 - 54 words,

Deny everything
When thinking security, only open what is neccessary. Block everything else, including the unknown.
October 3, 2002 - 118 words,

How to hack our site
The New York Times has an embarassing secret.
June 16, 2002 - 45 words, 3 comments

Secure Code
I read a review of what sounds like an interesting book, "Writing Secure Code" by...
March 4, 2002 - 90 words,

Application firewalls
As companies secure their physical networks with firewalls and strict security policies, hackers are turning...
February 25, 2002 - 77 words, 1 comment

IIS lockdown
Businesses running IIS as a Web server need to have effective procedures to secure the...
November 7, 2001 - 94 words,

Recently

Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.

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