Cybersecurity

Do Not Assign IoT Public IP Addresses

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Recently, I stumbled backward across a number of organizations in the healthcare sector who have been assigning publicly addressable static IP’s to their IoT. Given the number of affordable, secure and encrypted RA tools available to both internal IT and MSP’s alike this is a maddening access solution that places organizations at substantial and unwarranted […]

Cybersecurity

What Home Firewall Do You Recommend?

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One of the questions I am often asked is what if any hardware firewall do I suggest for users to deploy at home? To be honest, that is a question I have historically struggled to answer as previously no single solution has truly felt like a one-stop-shop capable of handling most home user’s needs. In […]

Cybersecurity

Microsoft Bluekeep Vulnerability Explained 

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In the May 2019 Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft disclosed a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) exists in Remote Desktop Services – formerly known as Terminal Services – when an unauthenticated attacker connects to the target system using RDP and sends specially crafted requests. This vulnerability only exists in older Windows operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, […]

Technology

Crowdstrike IPO Value At Close to $7bn

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CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity company that uncovered Russian hackers inside the servers of the Democratic National Committee, priced its shares well above an already upsized range for its initial public offering in a sign of strong investor demand for the latest Silicon Valley listing. The California-based company late on Tuesday priced 18m shares at $34 a […]

Travel

Kingsport, TN: All American Mountain Town

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When you think of picturesque Appalachian mountain towns, odds are good Kingsport, TN is probably not one of the names that immediately come to mind. However, this small historically industrial city nestled squarely in the larger Johnson City / Bristol MSA is indeed a picturesque mountain community, filled with parks, amazing outdoor spaces, culinary delights, […]

Science

SpaceX: I’m On A Boat

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In a dramatic feat of engineering prowess, the private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully landed a reusable Falcon 9 rocket booster today — the second such landing for the company, and the first successful touchdown on a ship. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 4:43 p.m. on April 8 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air […]

Travel

Roadtripping Georgia with Mom and Dad

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