Tag Archives: Risk Management

GoDaddy DNS Outage

The GoDaddy DNS outage which began earlier today will likely be hijacked by Chicken Little as further proof the cloud computing sky is falling. For those of you not yet aware of the issue, which is probably a good thing, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Information Security Governance Simplified

Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard is a perfect guide to developing effective information security at all levels. The experienced and novice information security professional will find Information Security Governance Simplified, by Todd Fitzgerald, to be a valuable resource and … Continue reading

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Tracking the Trackers on College and University Web Sites

Tracking the trackers on college and university web sites is surprisingly easy and something every CIO, CMO  and compliance officer should be able to do. Here I will offer another layer of insights into how users are tracked on your … Continue reading

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Got Web Beacons, Tracking Cookies or Browser Fingerprinting?

Web beacons, tracking cookies, pixel trackers and browser fingerprinting are used increasingly on college and university web sites. Unfortunately, most CIO’s and Chief Marketing Officers have very little knowledge of these web trackers presences and are naive as to their … Continue reading

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IT Stress Test – Lessons from Submarines

IT stress test scenarios using lessons from submarines will determine the IT department’s minimum operating levels and what is truly critical. Using some analogies from my time on submarines seemed like an interesting and relevant way to further illustrate the … Continue reading

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IT Stress Test for Colleges and Universities

An IT stress test is a “what-if” scenario analysis of an IT department’s ability to scale down or scale up its costs, staffing, and capacity in response to changes in the economy, funding, or other forms of business stress. With … Continue reading

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Outsourced University Athletics Websites Violate University Privacy Policy

Outsourced university athletics websites violate university privacy policy including tracking visitor data and using it for advertisers. I don’t want to over complicate this so let me offer the simplest explanation of how university privacy policy are being violated. University athletic … Continue reading

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