IT security staffing shortage? Nonsense.

From Codas to Coding Many years ago I was a kid living in the Raleigh area and I met a music teacher who was leaving her job to go work for IBM as a programmer. I asked whether she had any programming background and she said no — but IBM was going to train her.…

Patch your Adobe plugins when you get a minute

Recent editions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash have prompted users to install an auto-update feature along with the core application code. Hopefully you’ve got that turned on, because it will pick up security patches and feature updates for you in the background. If not, get a fresh download here: Adobe Flash Adobe Reader Adobe…

When it comes to Google Apps, I’m certifiable

Back in mid-2007 I deployed my first instance of Google Apps, replacing a Microsoft Exchange 2003 server. It was a controversial choice back then — Google Apps was still pretty new and it wasn’t yet clear whether Google was going to stick with the platform and build it out. But there were several deciding factors…