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Archives: March 2013

Free SQL Server Training for the Week of April 1, 2013

Here are some training events you might be interested in for the coming week:


Tuesday, April 2


Thursday, April 4

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Security: People Are the Weakest Link

There was an interesting conversation on Twitter today about security awareness and why the training so often fails. From my perspective, here's what I've seen:


  • Most people know the basic rules.
  • People will follow the basic rules until it interferes with something they want.


This is why security awareness generally fails.… Read more

What to Do When You Can't Wipe an Infected System

When it comes to workstations within most organizations, the solution when one gets infected is to wipe it and re-image it. However, when we're talking about servers, sometimes that's not a viable business option. I've been in that position. In those cases you do your best to remove any traces… Read more