Project Management – Agile v Waterfall project methodologies

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Agile relies on constant improvements via prototyping in a series of “sprints” to build new applications for IT projects.  This PM methodology is compared with the Waterfall or traditional management approach in excellent article in IIL blog Project Management: Agile and Waterfall Explained – The IIL Blog Contrary to Waterfall methodologies where all tasks are […]

Security – 2021 record year for data breaches

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2021 Was a Record Year for Data Breaches, But Scammers Now Have a New Focus | PCMag Identity Theft Resource Center’s 2021 Annual Data Breach Report Sets New Record for Number of Compromises This is the year of the breach, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), but last year was no prize either, according […]

Windows Updates – Lengthy timeframes needed to complete JAN 2022

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Microsoft encourages patience as WU can sometimes be a time consuming processing.  Usually shortly after “Patch Tuesday” releases, it takes a few hours to get fully updated as it is a complex process.  It’s important to reboot immediately as prompted so the changes burn into the WIN10 or WIN11 O/S & to avoid issues in […]

Security – 2021 another record year for SCAMs

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As FTC reports, during 2021 — more than 95,000 people reported about $770 million in losses due to fraud initiated on social media platforms.  It represents an 18X increase over 2017 reported losses. Conned on social media? It’s not just you | FTC Consumer Information Social media a gold mine for scammers in 2021 | […]

Malware – RPMSG file extension being used in attacks JAN-2022

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RPMSG files are restricted-permission messages.  These are fairly secure overall as more of an internal security process for email.   However, SANS ISC notes need to be cautious due to active manipulations, etc. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Be+careful+with+RPMSG+files/28292/ Not many people are aware of “.rpmsg” files. The file extension means “restricted-permission message”. They are used to deliver email messages between […]

Microsoft Defender Endpoint – expands to IOS and Android devices

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Further security improvements for Microsoft Defender Endpoint have just been released for the Apple IOS and Android devices Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Now Supports Android and iOS Devices — Redmondmag.com Announcing general availability of vulnerability management support for Android and iOS – Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft announced this week that the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint service now […]

Windows 11 – in depth by PC Magazine

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PC Magazine offers excellent in-depth WIN11 FAQ & how to better use this new O/S Windows 11: Everything You Need to Know | PCMag Drastic redesigns of Windows have proven disastrous for Microsoft in the past, with Windows 8 the worst case in point. But after testing Windows 11 for myself, I’ve found that, though the interface […]

Windows 11 – Free upgrade from WIN10 could end later in year

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WIN11 can only be updated on latest devices as those 3 years or older usually won’t pass prerequisite tests.  WIN10 will still be maintained for a while as it’s highly popular & functional for home/corporate users. Microsoft Suggests Free Windows 11 Upgrade Offer Could End Early This Year — Redmondmag.com Microsoft on Wednesday touted Windows 11 as […]

FTC – Identity Theft awareness week and training resources

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An early-bird special for Identity Theft Awareness Week | FTC Consumer Information Identity Theft Awareness Week | FTC Consumer Information Identity Theft Awareness Week events: Monday, January 31, 2022, at 3 PM ET Facebook Live: Impersonator Scams and Identity Theft Jeff Abramo of the AARP Fraud Watch Network and FTC Northwest Regional Director Chuck Harwood […]

Microsoft Priva – Microsoft and Office 365 add-in privacy tool released

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Microsoft has released Microsoft Priva.  This is a new privacy management add-on solution for Microsoft 365 or Office 365 Microsoft Priva Commercially Released for Data Privacy Management — Redmondmag.com Build a privacy-resilient workplace with Microsoft Priva – Microsoft Security Blog To help you with this challenge, we are excited to re-emphasize our commitment to helping […]


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