You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Friday, April 9, 2010

My 500th blog post + how does your salary compare to others?

I just realized that this is my 500th blog post. Hopefully you're up to 500 more posts of my security nonsense!

If you haven't seen it yet you should check out Global Knowledge's 2010 Salary Survey. It sheds some light on what you can and should be earning in IT and information security. Just remember that Global Knowledge is a training company and they want to tout how well -off you'll be by earning a certification. As I've ranted about in the past here and here - certifications aren't everything and are often nothing if you have little else to off your employer.

If you want to learn more about how to advance your career in IT or information security, be sure to check out the following audio programs I've developed:

Certifications, Degrees, or Experience - What's Best for Your Security Career?

Getting Started in Security

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tools & techniques for hacking Windows servers & workstations

Ever wonder how Windows servers get hacked? Perhaps you're unsure of which approach you need to use the get the most out of your security testing at the server and desktop levels? Or you may be wondering what you need to do to lock down Windows-based Web servers? Maybe you're curious about how Windows Server 2008 R2 stands up to security tests?

Well, I've got just what you need to know in the following tips I recently wrote for and

How Windows Servers Get Hacked

Security testing: Finding the best method for your Windows servers

Tests for securing the internal Windows network

The right security tools for finding Windows desktop weaknesses

Web server security practices for Windows environments

How Windows Server 2008 R2 stands up to security checks

Monday, April 5, 2010

Pros and cons of disk imaging

Disk imaging is one of those awesome technologies that so many businesses can benefit from yet so few people (at least from what I see) are using it. Here's a new piece I wrote for where I talk about the pros and cons of disk imaging and how you can benefit from it:

Using disk imaging software in data backup and recovery