Links for November 10, 2008

Seagate and Dell Offer Self-Encrypting Hard Drives – Seagate on Monday announced what it called “sweeping advances” in its efforts to secure laptop information. Its solution is self-encrypting laptop hard drives with up to 320GB of capacity. The company said 500GB models are coming soon. – from CIO Today

Obama’s 10-million Strong Email List The Barak Obama campaign had an email campaign that is unprecedented in both politics and business.  The list topped a whopping 10-million valid email addresses, according to today’s Washington Post.  In comparison, the Kerry campaign had about 3-million email addresses. – from Death By Email

Content-Aware Spam Filters InBoxer has promoted the InBoxer Anti-Spam Filter as being content-aware. Fortunately, they have not gotten as far as Scott Adams foresees in today’s Dilbert (All rights belong to United Feature Syndicate, Inc.  You can get daily Dilberts.) – from Death By Email


Any future for WPA? F-Secure says it seems to be “bad news” season for WPA, as researchers keep finding ways to crack it faster and faster. Wi-Fi Networking News says WPA Not Cracked, But Still VulnerableWPA isn’t as broken as reported: If you read the coverage early this week on two German researchers’ paper on a vulnerability in Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), the weaker of two encryption and integrity algorithms in the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) certified standard (and part of the underlying 802.11i protocol), you’d think that TKIP was broken. It’s not…

What is Project Management?– from Herding Cats by Glen Alleman. Good blog entry and comments. As my PMO partner said: “I agree with this guy.  I like how he says that PMBOK is a guide not THE guide to project management and to review page 3 of PMBOK.  In doing so the last sentence on page 3 says “Good practice does not mean that the knowledge described should always be applied uniformly on all projects; the project management team is responsible for determining what is appropriate for any given project”…which is what we’ve been preaching to the team since day one.”

SharePoint Backup/Recovery with Michael Noel – MVP Michael Noel talks about the challenges of SharePoint backup and recovery, including item level backup and recovery using DPM 2007 – from Microsoft TechNet.

Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

Posted in Blog, e-mail, encryption, Information Security, IT Security, PMBOK, Project Management, Security, SharePoint, Wi-Fi, Wireless, WPA, WPA2

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