The Lighter Side

Month: March 2015

The Lighter Side

On Sep 8, 1966, Star Trek first appeared on TV…and changed our lives forever. I wasn’t born when Star Trek first aired, but I watched the reruns on WPIX-11 during my high school years (Go Bronx Science!). How did Star Trek change the world? 1. Trek was a Civil Rights Pioneer The first show to […]

Protecting You: Playoffs or Projects?

We perform daily security analysis for our clients (yes, it’s very labor intensive and requires sharp investigatory skills). During one of them, we noticed that a single employee had excessive internet usage. Digging deeper, we noticed that he had spent almost the entire day watching the playoffs. We doubly-verified the activity by looking at the […]

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

“He lived long…and prospered a billion minds. All of us who grew up watching TOS and benefit from technology owe him a debt. Now it’s our turn to carry on his legacy. Inspire the young – Teach them logic, science and the will to investigate mysteries.” Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: “The Challenge” “Live […]

What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You: Personal Rights and Social Media

Recently in Aurora, Colorado, a young man put on Facebook that he had hit a vehicle when he was drunk and didn’t stop at the scene of the crime. Within 20 minutes of him posting on Facebook, two of his Facebook friends had called local cops, and he was arrested. On the one hand, this […]

The Lighter Side

Attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working 24 hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. Tom Blandi, famous hair stylist and hair product developer We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our […]

Protecting You: Has Your IT Provider Broken Your Heart?

One of our favorite clients is a financial firm that went through significant changes during the financial meltdown and the improving aftermath. During the recession, they had cut backs, head count dropped, and they became a small-fry to their IT provider. As a result, their IT provider started ignoring them. During the on-boarding, I conducted […]

Lessons Learned from CENTCOM, Crayola and ISIS Hackers

A few weeks ago, pro-ISIS hackers broke into the YouTube and Twitter accounts for US CENTCOM and sent embarrassing tweets and videos. During the same weekend, another group of criminals hijacked the Crayola Facebook account and sent lewd/adult photos to embarrass Crayola. You can watch my interview with WPIX11 here So what lessons you […]