All posts by Tim Trow

Plans are nothing; planning is everything

I think Eisenhower said it best when it comes to plans and planning. I think this also holds true for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning. Without a proper process in place to support the organization in the event of some manmade...

/ October 17, 2011

Has it really come down to a bag of chips?

A recent vending machine company had some of its POS systems compromised at waterparks in Wisconsin and Tennessee. This was a major breach…up to 40,000! Go figure. People can’t even buy some snacks or what not from a vending machine without having...

/ September 20, 2011

Too Extreme? I don’t think so. Tying security to compensation.

A colleague of mine recently posted a blog about the Black Hats getting the job done and rightfully so. Hackers have been pillaging the countryside lately. How many company compromises have there been over the last 3 months? More than there should...

/ August 8, 2011

Keep living in a fantasy world…

It will never happen to us. We know what we are doing. We are too small to be a target. Besides, we have a firewall, intrusion detection system and some really talented people in place to protect us from these so-called hackers....

/ July 11, 2011

The Softer Side of Information Security…

I recently went to a presentation at Norwich University in Vermont. Tom Peters was the speaker. For those of you that don’t know or recall Tom Peters, he is the guy that wrote a book back in 1982 called “In Search of...

/ June 30, 2011
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