If a reputed company such as Sony can install rootkits on your computer, why should we blame small guys like Kazaa. Sony's action has really disappointed many privacy advocates throughout the world..Soon, every Fortune 100 company could install rootkits on your machine in the guise of collecting 'confidential market research to serve customers better' :-)
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
A client recently emailed me saying his department is discarding all intrusion detection honeypots as his security audit found it to be a security threat!
I think thats really stupid... agreed honeypots are risky if designed improperly,but proper design of intrusion detection honeypots can ensure that intrusion detection honeypots are not dangerous.
at 2:36 AM
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Why do organizations still invest in tape data storage? For God's sake, we are in the internet age.. and sequential data storage should have died aeons ago
at 11:14 PM
Friday, September 30, 2005
Honeypot intrusion detection software is a good strategy in network security, but watch out, you may exposing your system to a superior hacker!
at 2:41 AM
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
My 'Aha' moment yesterday was figuring out the key problem with internet security : All companies have a flawed internet network security policy.
What are corporate security planners doing about this? Nothing! Except maybe publishing some 200 pages of security information,putting it in a huge binder and leaving it in their boss's cabin (all for the benefit of termites* who have heard about these huge security policy binders)
** A special breed of termites feeds exclusively on Internet network security policy binders since these are almost never besmirched by human hands.
at 11:06 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Recently,I have got some good reports on Yahoo anti spy. Apparently, the folks at yahoo have woken up to the importance of protecting data centers and finally developing some good software ( a break , I guess, from counting all the money they are making!)
at 10:43 AM
Friday, September 09, 2005
I met a couple of my data center consulting customers and they were really surprised to know that I felt server virtualization was a complete sham.
I asked them to name one data storage vendor who allows real cross vendor virtualization.. and they just shook their heads and reluctantly agreed with me!
at 5:52 AM
Sunday, August 28, 2005
There are really too many people asking me about Storage area networks these days.. and parroting the latest buzzwords (without understanding any of the basics of storage area networks!)
Well,guys, you may like to read the basics of storage area networks and then have a meaningful conversation with me!
at 1:23 AM
Friday, August 05, 2005
Storage server virtualization- Is there a greater racket or marketing hype in the data center world today?
The utopian promise of storage server virtualization
- Server virtualization to provide vendor independent data storage
- Lower data storage costs
Isnt that a pipedream?
at 8:53 PM
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Have you been visited by your friendly neighbourhood server salesman who has sold blade servers as the latest hot product and ideal for your data centers? Do you realise that blade servers or their equivalents have been sold by mainframe vendors for almost 40 years now!
After reading blade server reviews, I am convinced that blade servers are another outrageous reinvention of the mainframe wheel with new buzzwords.
at 11:05 PM
Sunday, July 03, 2005
If you are responsible for your organization's network security and disk management, you had better be taking care of network security having a intrusion detection strategy in place. Intrusion detection can detect internal and external break-ins to mission critical data.
at 1:53 AM
Friday, July 01, 2005
Are disk backups safe? Have any of you disk recovery professionals asked that question? I personally think that disk backups are extremely dangerous to organizational security and every disk recovery professional worth his salt needs to watch where he places his disk backups.
at 8:19 AM
Friday, June 24, 2005
A really funny computer virus incident. One of my pals had a computer disk crash due to his friendly attitude towards viruses- He never bothered to install any antivirus software. When I triumphantly displayed the offending virus files, his wife wondered rather innocently whether it was safe to let the kids into the room.
Okay, I agree, the above anti virus software story is apocryphal,but I just wanted to talk about the gullibility of people as regards disk crash consultants and antivirus software.
at 9:25 PM
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Computer forensics is an exciting career and enables computer geeks to actually become crime detectives!
Its really true, you can liven up your staid IT job by getting into computer forensics -and assist the law in bringing criminals to justice! Get into computer forensics training and dont let anyone tell you that computers are boring again!
at 3:06 AM
Sunday, June 12, 2005
I met another of those strange Fortune 100 clients who had this brilliant (read stupid!) idea of combining data backup services with disaster recovery.
While agreeing with him (as any good consultant does out of respect for the client), I realised that what this guy was saying wasnt altogether stupid.
Offsite data backup services achieve exactly what is mentioned above,combining data backup services with disaster recovery disk management.
at 8:54 PM
Saturday, June 11, 2005
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Being a data center consultant,I am constantly amazed by the stupidity of some Fortune 100 companies. It is so difficult and a real torture to deal with stupid people and some data center operations professional in the Fortune 100 companies are outrageously stupid ideas on data center setups and disk recovery
Guys,please advice your stupid friends (who definitely dont read this blog!) to at least read this basic data center setup information
at 11:05 AM