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         Alun Jones (Security MVP Reconnect) writes about security, cryptography, SSL, PKI, and pretty much anything else that bothers him enough.

Archive for October, 2007

October 26, 2007

DR test? It’s not a test, it’s an exercise

Filed under: General Security @ 7:27 am

My colleague in DR advised me that I’m using the wrong word when talking about DR, and that this betrays something of my thinking, and of the thinking of people I describe in my post “How to pass a Disaster Recovery test“ It’s not a test, he tells me. As is usual when I’m corrected, […]

October 15, 2007

How to pass a Disaster Recovery test

Filed under: General Security,What my wife knows @ 8:27 pm

Last week I went to a party hosted by MVP, all-round good guy and host of SBSMigration.com, Jeff Middleton. Jeff hails from New Orleans, so while he is well known for "swing migration" techniques that allow you to move your domain from and to different versions of Windows (often, a small business gets bigger, and […]

October 2, 2007

DRM should always be a choice

Jesper’s recent frustration with a bug in the DRM support on his Windows Media Center Edition (MCE) system demonstrates a couple of basic truths in system reliability: Complexity negatively impacts reliability. DRM contributes to complexity. Clearly, this means that DRM makes systems less reliable than they would be without DRM. So, why can’t Jesper simply […]

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