Category: Physical security

  • 4 steps to small business security

    Software Associates specializes in security and compliance for biomed.  Many of our biomed clients are small 3-10 person startups working out of a small office and not having neither the IT budget nor the IT best practices to take care of their own network. According to the latest statistics from the FBI in their annual […]

  • Treat passwords like cash

    How much personal technology do you carry around when you travel?  Do you use one of those carry-on bags with your notebook computer on top of the carry-on? A friend who is a commercial pilot had his bag swiped literally behind his back while waiting on line to check-in to a 4 star Paris hotel. […]

  • Ehud Barak, information leaks and political activism

    What do Anat Kamm, Ehud Barak and Meir Dagan have in common? Ehud Barak is current Israeli Minister of Defense, former IDF Chief of Staff and former Prime Minister  that led the disastrous withdrawal from Lebanon that fomented Intifada II and then Lebanese War II.  Barak is famous for quotes like “If I was a Palestinian, I […]

  • Rising the level of trust associated with identity in online transactions

    Obama’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace In April President Obama signed the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) which charts a course for the public and private sectors to collaborate on raising the level of trust associated with identity in online transactions. NSTIC focuses on upgrading outdated password-based authentication systems and […]

  • Why Microsoft Windows is a bad idea for medical devices

    I’m getting some push back on LinkedIn on my articles on banning Microsoft Windows from medical devices that are installed in hospitals – read more about why Windows is a bad idea for medical devices here and here. Scott Caldwell tells us that the FDA doesn’t rule “out” or “in” any particular technology, including Windows […]

  • Night walking on the freeway

    Ian Fleming once remarked how American road signs were so sexy – “winding curves” and “soft shoulders”. I was thinking of Ian Fleming  taking an unexpected 5K walk at night on the shoulders of a 6 line freeway. Last night I was driving my daughter’s car on Route 6.   There was a leak in the […]

  • Jennifer Lopez Joins the Fight Against Pertussis

    Help protect your baby by protecting yourself. Our daughter and son-in-law stayed with us over the weekend recently – listening to one of the babies cough, I realized that there is a lot more to life than enterprise information protection and cost-effective data loss prevention. Tell your friends and colleagues about us. Thanks!Share this Follow

  • Clear and present danger – on a bike.

    Walking down the street this afternoon – I could not believe my eyes. I see this  bike streak by down the main street. A father riding a bike (with a helmet) and baby in back seat (with helmet) – talking on a cell phone. Now That’s Foolish and Dangerous. Tell your friends and colleagues about […]

  • Swine flu and social networking

    It just occurred to me – as our partner in Poland was getting ready to drive from Warsaw to Łęczyca for a sales call – that novel H1N1 (swine flu) and seasonal influenza is a great reason to use social media and Web conferencing for customer contacts, sales and support and reduce physical contact and […]

  • The threat behind the House Tri-Committee Bill on Health Care

    Don’t ask me why, but I was invited (and joined) the Pakistan Networkers group on LinkedIn.  I see all kinds of cool job opportunities in the Emirates which I can’t really take but the traffic is interesting. I saw this picture in a post today from the Pakistan Networkers group. It graphically describes the complexity […]