IBM Mainframe – zOS security, cloud, feature improvements 2021

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IBM Mainframes still provide important legacy support & even support of cloud & other data — where there is a needed fit.  Mainframes are especially suitable for backend processing & plugging into some existing older government or industry standards.  While mainframe processing is less popular & phased out of many companies, IBM still provides support […]

Malware – Alert for fake WIN11 installers July 2021

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Popular or also tragic events are used as “bait” by malware designers.  Already fake Windows 11 installers are surfacing.  Beta testers should only get trusted version directly from Microsoft Malware Is Being Distributed Via Fake Windows 11 Installers | PCMag Malware is being distributed using a fake Windows 11 installer, according to Kaspersky.  The security firm says […]

Malware – REG extensions for Windows Registry exploit July 2021

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SANS ISC shared that “REG” file extensions used to update Windows registry can contain malicious scripts or code … avoid processing these odd type extensions if seen in email or links  Infected With a .reg File (sans.edu) Today, I spotted another file that is also interesting: A Windows Registry file (with a “.reg” extension). Such […]

Romance Scams – one of top 5 frauds July 2021

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This recent “Dear Abby” shares how those in foreign countries may prey upon older & lonely individuals.   Many want to believe but later lose $$$ thru wired transactions, untraceable gift cards, credit/bank cards, etc.  These scammers are among top in social engineering & always be careful as most remote relationships are dangerous & even fraudulent […]

Windows 11 – how to obtain for beta testing July 2021

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Beta testing requires good technical knowledge & best done on a spare device.  Win11 will also work best on newer devices esp. with new TPM 2.0 requirement How to get Windows 11 | PCWorld You’ll need two things: first, a PC that meets the minimum hardware specifications of Windows 11. Second, you’ll need to join the Windows Insider program […]

CISA – Vulnerability Disclosure Policy (VDP) Platform

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Consolidated & streamlined services are planned for the new CISA Vulnerability Disclosure Policy (VDP) Platform.  Many GOVT services provide security services/info to public & VDP will help centralize these services more efficiently & effectively in future CISA Announces New Vulnerability Disclosure Policy (VDP) Platform | CISA Last fall, we issued the final version of Binding Operational Directive […]

Microsoft 1st Windows 11 Beta Release July 2021

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Microsoft Releases First Windows 11 Beta | PCMag Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 | Windows Insider Blog UPDATE 7/29: We are very excited to announce we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel! We highly recommend Insiders in the Beta Channel check out this blog post from […]

Leadership – Best practices to make WFH effective

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“Work from Home” (WFH) opportunities proved to effective & helped in 2020 to stabilize USA economy & key services.  They are also good for the employee, as long as a “good day’s work” is rendered day-to-day support remains effective.  They are likely here to stay into the future offering flexibility to both employer & employees […]


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