IT Policy

Thefluffyadmin on March 16th, 2005

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/03/the_failure_of.html 2 factor authentication obsolete? Well.. I cant argue with the arguments of the article above, but its inportant to keep things in perspective. I see a clear distinction between home users and their security needs, and corperate security needs. (but what about dial-in corp users?!) For corperate IT, where the network infrastructure and local […]

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Two articles got my attention tonight, and both related to a similair theme. First off is this from the Register, on Tony Blair’s apparent lack of IT skills. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/02/09/blair_technophobe_confession/ Now personally, who cares if the man uses his mouse as a remote control or something, but its this following article from Working Smarter (or is it […]

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Thefluffyadmin on January 8th, 2005

Techdirt:Companies Find IM Saves Them Money While companies that promote IM monitoring software have been going around trying to convince companies that using IM at work is bad, it appears that most companies know better… or simply don’t know enough to care. It’s now estimated that 85% of businesses use instant messaging in some manner, […]

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Thefluffyadmin on January 5th, 2005

Life of a one-man IT department – Mike McBride After my experiences today I’m reconsidering the way I look at password policies. I had to go around and install the new drivers for that Canon copier/printer today on about 15 machines. The install involved installing the Canon LPR port, installing the print driver, restarting, and […]

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Thefluffyadmin on November 17th, 2004

Dave over at eDave.org alerted me, via his podcast, to a keynote adress (link to Techworld.com) by Bill Gates, in which he says: “The move towards smart cards is the way forward,” said Gates in his keynote at IT Forum, in Copenhagen this morning. “The idea is to have a smart card that connects up in […]

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