Curious about SMB message signing?

Or just want to know how to shoot yourself in the foot? SMB Message Signing is one of Microsoft’s top support call generators, and for good reason. It mitigates valid security threats, but is very complicated to use and can have far-reaching implications on the stability and functionality of your network. To help people figure…


Security sins in computer products

So I got a new wireless router for my house today and was absolutely appalled at the way they have treated security in the thing. Now, this is not unique at all. I have tried most of the other common home routers as well, and they all sin in about the same ways. Frankly, I have…


Death by PowerPoint

I’m at yet another event, and this time I decided to go see a few of the other sessions instead of just trying to find as much free food as possible between my own presentations. This experience brought to mind an old concept: “Death by PowerPoint.” It is almost embarrassing how some people use PowerPoint….


Password policies not honored when disconnected

It’s funny how some things seem so obvious to many of us who work at the mothership that we don’t seem to realize they are not obvious to others. A couple of days ago we received a report that password policies were not being honored when a domain member is not connected to the domain….


First post – Where am I?

Given the amount of travel I do I thought it made sense to make the first post a schedule of where I will be. If you are interested in meeting with me while I am in one of these places, send me a message and I’ll see what we can do. I’ll try to keep…