Technology

The Patient and the Painter

There are two analogies I use more than any other when it comes to educating people about compliance and management; specifically risk management, as it relates to regulation, business processes and best practices. I have worked in compliance for over 10 years and in information technology (IT) for 15, and in my experience, they...

9 Reasons Why Backing Up Cloud Services are Critical

"Insert Company Here" is Not Responsible for Your Data:  While Microsoft, Google, or AWS might be responsible for keeping the cloud infrastructure services available (which makes sense), you are accountable for protecting your data which is hosted by those services. With Microsoft, this is commonly known as the Office 365 Shared Responsibility Model , which...

The Age of Platforms

Platform comes from the French word, plateforme, literally 'flat shape'. Even though we tend to think of platforms as websites and software these days, what tends to come to mind, in comparison, is the public square, or what the ancient Greeks would call agora, meaning to gather together. It is commonly translated as assembly...

Teach a Man to Phish

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. This old adage could not be more true in the world of cyber security. Phishing is a cyber attack that uses the method of disguising email as a weapon, or the bait. It is...

Navigating Scale in a Competitive Workforce

Taking small steps has never been difficult, unless you are Neil Armstrong, of course. We tend to do really well with incremental changes. Going from 1 to 1 million is much harder and might seem impossible at times, but soon it may be the norm. The workforce is changing, and there is more competition than...

Microsoft for DIYer’s

With college tuition on the rise, company training budgets thin and motivation low for people to learn new tools, it's obvious that the way we learn needs to be easier and more accessible. Well, you are in luck. We have compiled quick access links for the most used Microsoft tools. If you are a...