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Friday, May 02, 2014

The 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report is Available

By: Shane Molinari

Verizon has released the 2014 edition of its Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), and it is quite interesting. The report covers breaches and investigations for 2013.

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Using Critical Thinking to Drive Sustainable Change: Part 1

By: Shane Molinari

To meet the demands of faster times to market, businesses drive at 100 mph until something breaks and then “fix” the problem just as fast—without considering the downstream impact. This scenario typically includes changes made in the production environment without consideration to valid system controls or communications to internal business communities or external partners. Consequently, other more-complex breaks and fixes are executed in the same or similar manner, thus feeding a vicious cycle of break fixes with no lessons-learned or preventative measures taken.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

How Will 2014 El Nino Impact Iowa

By: Shane Molinari

El Niños can boost the odds of extreme weather (droughts, typhoons, heat waves) across much of the planet.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Synthisized System’s Perspective on a Scalable Quality Management System

With systems thinking, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Systems rely upon the interaction of several processes. An individual process, has limited value on its own, regardless of the level of development it has achieved. Processes provide value to the system through synthesis with other processes.

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Friday, April 04, 2014

This Is Why You Really, Really Need a Passcode on Your Phone

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Friday, April 04, 2014

What to Expect During a Basic Information Security Risk Assessment

By: Shane Molinari

If you are preparing for compliance and / or certification for ISO, HIPAA, SOX, etc., a risk assessment is generally the first step.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

ISO 28000: Supply Chain Security for C-TPAT Compliance

Refresh yourself on the fundamentals of disaster management.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Reviewing “Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards” Part 3

By: Shane Molinari

National, state, and international assessment programs have been exploring new science assessment directions.

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