The difference between Bash and Powershell


You don’t normally talk philosophy and IT when considering Bash and Powershell, but if it’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 20 years of sysadmin work it’s that whether you’re an Empiricist, Nihilist or Young Hegeliansist, if you’re serious about doing your job you don’t spend your day clicking on buttons, you run your […]

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Chief Data Officer Richard Wendell: Skills to Cultivate (Part 2)


In this second podcast, Mr. Wendell continues where he left off last time. He explains the skills you’ll need in order to be an effective Chief Data Officer and we learn more about MIT’s International Society of Chief Data Officers.  

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Bring Your Geek To Court – IOSS 22

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Last week, Alpesh Shah of Presidio joined us to discuss law firms and technology. With big data, ediscovery, the cloud and more, it’s of growing importance that law firms leverage technology so that they can better serve their clients. And in doing so, law firms can spend more time doing “lawyerly things” and, um, more billing. Hallmarks […]

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Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Improves Their Data Security Posture with Varonis


With more than a terabyte of network file shares to clean up, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital enlisted Varonis to help them protect against data breaches, increase security, and to prevent ransomware. Not only did the hospital’s overall security posture improve with the implementation of the Data Classification Framework, DatAdvantage for Exchange and Windows, and DatAlert, […]

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Statistician Kaiser Fung: Investigate The Process Behind A Numerical Finding (Part 1)


In the business world, if we’re looking for actionable insights, many think it’s found using an algorithm. However, statistician Kaiser Fung disagrees. With degrees in engineering, statistics, and an MBA from Harvard, Fung believes that both algorithms and humans are needed, as the sum is greater than its individual parts. Moreover, the worldview he suggests one should cultivate is […]

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The Vulnerability of Things – IOSS 21

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We were thrilled when Pen Testing veteran, Ken Munro joined our show to discuss the vulnerabilities of things. In this episode, Ken reveals the potential security risks in a multitude of IoT devices – cars, thermostats, kettle and more. We also covered GDPR, Privacy by Design and asked if Ken thinks “The Year of Vulnerabilities” will be hitting […]

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PowerShell Tool Roundup


Updated: 9/24/2016 A hand-curated list of 70 tools to power up your workflow. Editors Ultimate PowerShell Prompt Customization and Git Setup Guide Let’s spend a little time installing ConEmu and Git, then customizing our prompt for maximum utility. Oh-My-Posh Powershell amazingness inspired on Oh-My-Zsh, pshazz, fish platyPS Write PowerShell External Help in Markdown posh-hg posh-hg […]

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Chief Data Officer Richard Wendell: Information as an Asset (Part 1)


The emergence of Chief Data Officers(CDO) demonstrates the growing recognition of information as an asset. In fact, Gartner says that 90% of large organizations will have a CDO by 2019. To understand the CDO role more deeply, I turned to Richard Wendell. I met Mr. Wendell last year at the Chief Data Officer Summit and […]

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Go Open Source! – IOSS 20


Whether you’re a proponent of open-source or proprietary software, there’s no doubt that the promise of open-source is exciting for many. For one thing, it’s mostly free. It’s built and maintained by passionate developers who can easily “look under the hood”. The best part is that you’re not married to the vendor. Yes, there are many helpful […]

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Malware Coding Lessons for IT People, Part II: Fun With FUD Ransomware!


Let’s not overthink ransomware! It’s just a small malicious piece of code with one devious goal — encrypting all of the user’s important files. It the unfortunate victim wants to recover them he or she will have to pay a hefty amount to retrieve the decryption key. How hard is ransomware? In this post, I’ll […]

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Security Disconnect Between End Users and IT: Ponemon Institute Study


Varonis released the second part of a study about data protection and enterprise security with the Ponemon Research institute: The Widening Gap Between End Users and IT.  It compares end-user practices and beliefs with those of their colleagues in IT security and IT generalist roles. This new analysis draws from the same data released by […]

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