Martin’s Top 10 Videoconferencing List

I am a huge fan of David Letterman. I used to end my day watching and laughing to the various skits on his show. Sorry he is not on anymore. He was and is a class-act. One of my favorite skits was his weekly Top 10 lists. So I was thinking, with all of the …

My Perfect Videoconferences

Those of you who know me are aware that I am a HUGE fan of videoconferencing. Even back in the Dell days, the videoconference was my primary method of communicating with my coworkers as well as my customers. As a private consultant, 90% of my business is conducted via videoconferencing. It’s important when embarking upon …

Securing the human during this pandemic

One of the headlines in this morning’s newspaper, “local school district shuts down in person teaching and returns to online instruction only”. As a former Chief Information Officer, this type of the scenario sends chills up my spine. It’s difficult enough to secure a network and networking environments for on-site instruction, but a whole new …

Oh No! Not my barbeque joint.

This broke my heart! My wife and I live in Fort Worth Texas and if you have ever been to Fort Worth you understand two things well, Mexican food and barbecue. Dallas-based Dickey’s barbecue is one of the staples of barbecue restaurants throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and we frequent the restaurant often. Why do …

Protect the Backup

Not only is it bad enough that hackers are managing to inflict ransomware attacks on our live systems, now they are managing to inflict ransomware attacks initiated through our backups. This is what happened in early November against the number of hospital systems. These viruses have the capability of deleting backup files in addition to …

Protecting Firewalls from Ransomware

I am amazed that, as a security consultant who has performed hundreds of security risk assessments throughout the United States, I still have several of my former customers experiencing ransomware attacks, causing extensive downtime and even financial losses. Ransomware is as prevalent today as it was a year ago, we just do not hear as …