Go Google Yourself
By Leigh Goldie
Raise your hand, how many of you have Googled yourselves recently? I knew it
– you haven’t! I believe you should do it right now. Why, you ask?
Because that’s what other people are doing to learn more about you.
Shouldn’t you be the one who controls what anyone sees and discovers about
you when searching online?
Looking for a job, hiring a new employee, meeting new people, and finding
classmates for a reunion are simply a few of the reasons people may be
googling your name.
What will they find? Type in your name and many things will come up: Your
Facebook account, your Twitter account, and any other social networking
accounts, all of your pictures and personal profiles full of your personal
information that Internet Search Engines have collected about you. If you are
job searching, employers will Google your name to discover what... (more)
IPS Updates, Splunk, Check Point and You
How I Learned to Stop Hating the Term “Zero-Day” but Not Really
By: Bill Mathews
Zero Day attacks – you know, the ones that almost EVERY signature in your
IPS claim to protect you against? Yep those guys, nasty little things.
Basically, if IPS vendors are to be believed, those are the things that
don’t have a patch yet and have active exploits against them. You update
your IPS signatures and BOOM protection from zero day! The problem we always
run into, and this is with almost every IPS vendor so I’m not just picking
on Check Point here, is... (more)
Slow Down and Make Yourself Faster – Tips for the Terminal
By: Aaron Croyle
I spend most of my day typing arcane things into black windows with green
text, as such I spend some time looking for ways to eliminate keystrokes.
I’ve been using bash and vim for more that 10 years and I continue to learn
more features that I can use on a daily basis. I’ll give you some tips at
the end, but the moral of the story is learn how to make better use of your
How to Get Better
1) Anytime you’re typing the same thing more than once, ask yourself if
there’s a better way to do it. If you d... (more)
No Firewall, No Problem?
By: Matt Yonchak
In one of the more short-sighted, narrow-minded, and just downright inane
articles that I’ve read in quite sometime Roger Grimes told us all about
“Why you don’t need a firewall.“
His premise is that exploits and attacks are developing at a level as to
surpass the capabilities of a conventional firewall and that firewalls
aren’t used properly so why bother. We’ve all heard that before and I
won’t even get into the muddled waters of the next-generation firewall
concept, though I could. The worse part about the idea of the firewall being
By: Bill Mathews - Anyone who listens to our podcast should know that I hate
all anti-virus and anti-virus vendors. I really don’t have too many shades
of grey when it comes to it, so it’s pretty hard to make me want to do
anything regarding anti-virus technology that isn’t just recommending you
get rid of the platform that is so susceptible to it. I’ve argued (and
still argue) that even though there is clearly a malware issue with Android
phones (unless lots of folks are lying), it is not as bad as the vendors make
it out to be.
They have a whole new platform to infect…err, get ... (more)