Friday, January 31, 2014

How Many Requests?

The web used to work like this:

I send an http request by typing say "" into my address bar, I get a single page back.

Simple, right? One request, one

Friday, January 24, 2014

Is Google Chrome Actually Listening?

If you've been watching security news this week, you've probably seen a number of articles about this exploit that the writer claims allows Google chrome to be turned into a surveillance tool. If true, this could be very concerning for Chrome users, but with all things cyber-security related, it's best to apply some analysis to the situation before one runs to the hills. Here is some of the analysis and questions I asked myself going through this exploit.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Target Malware Attack: Are you at risk?

It's recently been made known that the Target security breach was at least partially caused by malware installed on their POS systems. There are already a number of good technical explanations of how these work, so I won't add to that. I'd rather discuss if your business is at risk. Most of the content from this post comes from an email I sent my manager on the subject.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Engineers vs. Help Desk Technicians

Second post coming out of my work combining two teams and creating a help desk.

I've spent a lot of time studying the different between an engineer and a help desk technician. I think it's easiest to approach it through bullet points:

Friday, January 10, 2014

Help Desks

This post isn't security oriented, or technical. It's just what I'm working on most recently. At work a management decision recently blended our Network Infrastructure and Security Teams together and I was asked to run a project melding the two "on call responsibilities" and figure out a single point of contact or help desk setup so people would know how to contact us.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Is I Robot coming?

Google has been in the news a lot lately for buying a number of robotics companies. If you're not familiar, just search "google robotics" and read an article similar to, "Google plans to take over the world with advanced robotic war machines" (or something that sounds catchier with the same meaning).