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Cyber threat intelligence & musings on emerging threats

04Feb13 – Universal Plug-n-Play Risk

According to a recent report by the security research firm Rapid7, there are some 40-50 MILLION devices connected to the Internet across 81 Million IPs (more than the total IP space of all of Canada) with the highly vulnerable protocol “Universal Plug n Play” (UPnP) active. UPnP is a protocol …

Technology Obsolescence – Part 2 – 02Jan13

Technology Obsolescence, Part 2: Technology Debt “Your PC is too old to run Windows. You need to buy a new one.” Technology Debt is the result of not planning for your organization’s technology future. In part 1 of this blog, I spoke about the fallacy of Technology Obsolescence. Ju…

Technology Obsolescence – Part 1 – 24Dec12

Technology Obsolescence, Part 1: The Myth “Your PC is too old to run Windows. You need to buy a new one.” How often these words are spoken daily in small businesses, homes, and big box stores across the country is unknown, but it happens…a lot. But is your technology truly obsolete? And do…

Buzzword Bingo Persists – 11Oct12

Buzzword Bingo Persists This morning I heard yet another a radio advertisement for a big integrator who specializes in “holistic security” made from “leading-edge technologies” they develop for their clients “synergistically”. This same drivel has been splashed across the pages of magazines and sh…

Maverick Client PR Support – 10Oct12

Maverick Supports Client Cyber Public Relations Need Maverick services include advising clients on cyber-security issues as they pertain to an organization’s brand or individual’s personal brand. Recently, Maverick provided such support to a client dealing with Chinese hacking concerns. The li…

Choose Self-determination – 03Oct12

Choose Self-determination The ability to choose your own destiny is an inherent American belief. It is part of the fabric of our culture. Things are no different in cyber-space, except that people are (more often than not) unwilling to make the hard choices of self-determination or are willing to…