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Friday, April 30, 2010

Security strategies that lead to success

Here's a new webcast I recorded where I talk about how to use visibility, control, and simplicity to your advantage to take the pain out of IT and security management:

Strategies for Securing your Enterprise for Success

Be sure to check out for all of my information security articles, podcasts, webcasts, videos, Twitter updates, and more.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

IT security roundtable starting soon

Join me if you can in just over an hour for AppSec's Five Burning Questions: Q2 2010 IT Security Auditor Roundtable. I and others from companies such as Ernst & Young, KMPG, and Protiviti will discuss database audit challenges and share tips and best practices you can implement to ensure database compliance and security.

I hope to "see" you there!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How to become a better presenter

There are a lot of unknowns in IT but one thing's for sure: if you're going to be successful in your job and move up the career ladder you have to sharpen your presentation skills. Here's a new piece I wrote that'll help you get started down the right path:

Eight tips every IT pro can use towards becoming a better presenter

Monday, April 26, 2010

The ultimate SQL Server faux pas, other oversights & solutions

Here's a new piece I wrote where I talk about one of the root causes of SQL Server security issues:

The ultimate SQL Server security faux pas: Overlooked systems

...along with some additional oversights:
Common oversights with SQL Server audits

...and, to top things off, some things you can do to lock down your database environment (SQL Server or not)
Meet compliance requirements with improved database security practices

Cracking Windows 7 passwords + a bit on BitLocker

Here's the latest on Windows 7 passwords along with how they can be cracked and some tools for doing so:
Cracking passwords in Windows 7

I wrote a whitepaper on BitLocker in Windows 7 not long ago and here are some additional thoughts/tips in case you're considering it:
Using BitLocker in Windows 7

For additional reading, Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows is a great resource on Windows 7 and more.

The key to failure

Bill Cosby said it best: "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

Be it your current job, your career, information security, IT, whatever - you cannot forget this sage advice.