Leadership – Goal setting Quotes from history

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Several past historical leaders share the importance of vision and goal setting in this excellent post http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/great-words-on-goal-setting   As we approach the end of January, a time when you might begin to feel discouraged about lack of progress toward your New Year’s Resolutions, I’d like to share some of my favorite quotes on goals and […]

Windows 10 – New Security Features in Preview version

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  A senior reseacher at Kaspersky Labs highlights some of the improved features and strategies for Windows 10: http://securelist.com/blog/68445/windows-10-preview-and-security/ http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/microsoft-windows/331467-windows-10-what-s-new-in-security   Microsoft is attempting to better tighten down the new version of Windows the operating system by disallowing untrusted applications from installing and verifying their trustworthiness with their digital signature. This trusted signing model is […]

AV Product Testing – Best Windows 7 Protection DEC2014

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  Independent software testing firm AV-TEST shares their study as follows: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/331311-which-antivirus-offers-the-best-protection-av-test-reports   Which one should you choose to protect your own PCs? If you were choosing between different cars, you could take test drives, see how each suits your needs. But you wouldn’t want to test drive an antivirus using live malware! Fortunately, independent […]

Leadership – Each Day makes a difference

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John Maxwell shares excellent advice for managers and business leaders in this month’s blog entries: http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/it-all-comes-down-to-what-you-do-daily   If I could come to your house and spend just one day with you, I would be able to tell whether or not you will be successful. You could pick the day. If I got up with you […]

Microsoft Security Updates – JANUARY 2015

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Critical Security updates to Microsoft Windows and other products became available on Patch Tuesday and users should promptly update for the best levels of protection against new threats https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday+January+2015+Really+Telnet/19179/ https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-jan

January 2015 – TechNet Security newsletter

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An excellent article on how to protect passwords and other credentials is highlighted in the January 2015 TechNet Security newsletter January 2015 – TechNet Security newsletter https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc307424.aspx  Credential Theft and How to Secure Credentials https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/dn920237   And above all, start  treating your credentials like you do your underwear. Change  them frequently. Never share them. Never […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview – Four key new features

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This article highlights four major new features for this new version for Windows currently in development  http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/Comparing-Windows-10-features-with-those-in-earlier-OSes QUOTE: The Windows 10 Technical Preview has now been out for a few months, and we can soon expect an updated build of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. What can longtime Windows users expect? Let’s look at some of […]

CryptoWall 3.0 – New Variant emerges

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Two months after the shutdown for version 2.0, a newly designed variant of the CryptoWall Trojan Horse has recently surfaced.  Users should avoid clicking suspicious email or website links and ensure they are fully patched and updated on AV protection.  Backups of data are always important and infected users should seek methods of decrypting files […]

Data Breach – Morgan Stanley reports 350,000 accounts compromised

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While no initial impacts have been noted, this information could be potentially misused for identity theft http://www.wsj.com/articles/morgan-stanley-terminates-employee-for-stealing-client-data-1420474557 Morgan Stanley fired one of its financial advisers after it accused him of stealing account data on about 350,000 clients and posting some of that information for sale online, in potentially the largest data theft at a wealth-management […]

Leadership – Giving is the Most Effective Daily Habit to Develop in 2015

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Another excellent leadership topic from John Maxwell’s blog http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/what-is-the-most-effective-daily-habit-to-develop-in-2015 QUOTE:  This is the time of year when we all seem to be examining our habits. What habits do we want to eliminate for the new year? And what habits would we like to establish?   How do we want our days to look in 2015? Now […]


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