Month: May 2008

How safe is Virtualization?

Virtualization is the new technology all IT Departments are headed towards in order to capitalize on unused CPU cycles.  Agreed it is a good way of getting the most bang for your buck! Initially, virtualization technology was used on the server side only.  Now it is infiltrating the desktop’s also.  With applications such has VirtualBoxfrom …

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Social-networking apps?

Did you know everytime you download an application to add more bells and whistels to you social-networking website you are consenting to allowing the developers of that application access to your profile, minus your address.  This even works if you have set yourself as private as you can.  People remember that, if you are providing …

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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment methodologies have been a controversial topic for a while.  There are to ways to asses risk: Qualitative Quantitative One school of thought believes that Qualitative is the way to go, hence they contend with High/Medium/Low kind of ranking. The other school of thought believes that Quantitative is the way to go where the …

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PCI DSS

Just attended a PCI-DSS workshop organized by VISA, wow, sure was worth it.  Have read the PCI-DSS docs a number of times but the whole classroom experience was very valuable. Some important items worth noting: The idea behind the PCI program is to “Render the credit card data unreadable”, they way you could accomplish is: …

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VIOP Phone awes

Came across this news article VoIP tragedy underlines need for up-to-date information, a child dies only because the parents choose to use a VoIP phone.  VoIP services provide a load of features for a very low price compared to the conventional phone system (POTS).  Consumers always shopping for a bargain, with all the features, VoIP …

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