Feelings Have No Place in the World of Security

The quickest, and arguably most effective way, to compromise an organization is via social engineering. Social engineering in the digital sphere is almost always synonymous with some form of Phishing attack. Phishing attacks, in it’s simplest form, is the basic act of luring a victim to some bait to achieve some outcome. Think of the…

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Stop Thinking, Start Doing

The biggest lie we tell ourselves is that we can’t do something because we lack the knowledge in something or we don’t have this one thing. We spend more time looking for answers on how to do something, than just doing it. Over the past few years I have spoken with countless startup executives in…

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What Are the Trade-Offs that Make Trump Ok?

A question was recently posed looking to understand the actual trade-offs people were making that allowed them to vote Trump. Let me caveat by saying how crazy a time we live in where people are afraid to share their opinions because of the threat of being cancelled or losing friends and followers. What a dangerous…

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Thanks FaceBook, Bye

In 2007 I joined FaceBook, in 2020 I am leaving Facebook. It’s been a fun run, but the time has come to say goodbye. Why leave Facebook? My reasoning is simple, I fail to see the value. It’s not enriching my life, in many ways it is degrading it. This feeling has only been amplified…

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Unleashing the Power of Authoritative DNS

It was an exceptionally long week, and you managed to get to bed around midnight. You’re a system admin, and at the core of your job is to keep the systems running. Tonight you are on call, if something goes wrong you’re the first to know and are responsible for responding. You are specifically responsible…

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Content Filtering with CleanBrowsing

Content filtering is one of the most under utilized tools in creating safe browsing experiences. A few years back, while on one of our many walks around the office, Daniel and I found ourselves in a rabbit hole discussing our home networks. Our oldest kids were barely 9 and 10, and our youngest were somewhere…

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