I have been a remote working, virtual worker, and sometimes digital nomad, for more than two decades. While I have had periodic stints “in the office”, I find I am more productive in a quiet, solitary space away from the cube-farm of Big Office. To maintain productivity, however, requires discipline and communication. To be doing […]
While remote work is now more common, the convenience of staying connected with colleagues and clients from the comfort of your home has a set of security risks. It is essential to secure your remote work setup, protect your data, and keep the cyber criminals at bay. Remote Work Security The flexibility of remote work
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How does someone follow the path to into cybercrime? Is it naïve desire for employment or curiosity leading to an illicit side-gig?
Friday the 13th falls on a Friday this month. Should you exercise even more cybersecurity awareness? I suggest no less than any other day. Hackers are just as likely to prey on superstitious beliefs as any other. This week the there is a chance for a remote worker or digital nomad to strike it big,
I have acquired a head cold this week. Not Covid, just the typical sore throat, followed by sinus and chest congestion. Yay. Oh, how I missed the common cold. It has been too long absent from my life. The thing about working from home is it made no significant impact on my work schedule. I
I have seen stunningly bad habits from IT professionals regarding access, authentication, and general computing security. My favorites include using administrator auto-logon without a password, passwords such as “8675309” or just “password”, freely shared domain-level administrative accounts, the cliché sticky-notes on a monitor, and not updating known vulnerable software because something bad might happen. Similarly,
If there were a theme for this week, it would be trojans, malware, and mischief. Evil lurks in unwanted packages and links. Those who live the digital nomad lifestyle, seeking remote work, means relying on email, paperless documentation, and emerging cryptocurrencies and the NFT market. We lean on our software tools for physical and financial
This week is a hodge-podge rollup of warnings, threats, and vulnerabilities. There is something for everyone, bloggers, website administrators, and any remote-work-from-home-digital-nomad with a side-hustle. A funny thing about security vulnerabilities, defects and flaws may exist in products for years until revealed by any number of involved parties. They sit silent waiting for exploitation by