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Quote of the Weak – Clean Data Manually

If you are in IT, audit, or security (or any other job requiring data analysis), you should NOT be cleaning data manually. Let me share a recent experience with you…. A young IT auditor texted me at work and asked … Continue reading

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Quote of the Weak: Cloud & Passwords

According to the following article, the cloud is safer because the cloud data center is bigger than yours and has better fences. Oh, and passwords need to be hard to use so that others can’t use them.

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Quote of the Weak (Securing Virtual Servers)

When I read the following in SC Magazine, my brain identified and attempted to process so many issues at once that I experienced multiple memory and neural page faults and felt physical pain:

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Quote of the Weak (Trojan=Password)

I’ve been absent from the blog lately due to a number of pressing projects, one which was rebuilding a friend’s Windows XP box after a trojan massacre (and I thought only auditors stabbed the wounded — you should have seen … Continue reading

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Quote of the Weak (Blueberries?)

I was at Menards getting ready for my new garden (see my other Menards adventure). As I was checking out, the cashier scanned a blueberry plant that was packaged in a large paper cup, with a small cluster of leaves … Continue reading

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Quote of the Weak (Unqualified Opinion)

Some people do not understand that both diamonds and the Internet are forever. I found this statement in a discussion on LinkedIn: I am excited about 2 interviews next week even though  I’m not fully qualified for either one.

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Updated: Quote of the Weak (Attacker’s Perspective)

Remember the quote about the “attacker’s perspective?” No one identified the issue in the original quote, but I described it in my update in the original post. Check it out.

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Quote of the Weak (Pass the control)

A colleague of mine is doing some testing for an audit director that changes her mind frequently on how to deal with audit findings. Occasionally, she is all about nailing control owners who do not have all their ducks groomed … Continue reading

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Quote of the Weak (Stab the Wounded)

A friend of mine heard this one and passed it on to me: Auditors are those who get to the battlefield after the war is over and stab the wounded.

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Quote of the Weak (Attacker’s Perspective)

I don’t like to pick bones with my fellow ISACAeans, but when I saw this in the Journal recently, I had to react. Can you pick out the problem?

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Quote of the Weak (Children under 18)

During the Olympics, an advertisement for a medication for treating major depressive disorder (MDD) caught my attention. It aired appropriately after I became depressed that Apollo Ohno was disqualified in the speed skating short track:

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Quote of the Weak (Special Characters)

While I realize many bloggers do “Quote of the Week,” it was Audit Monkey who gave me the idea. Here’s my very first quote: Who uses special characters in passwords? Nobody does that.

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Quotes of the Weak (NOT)

Over the years, I think that Skyyler and I have penned some pretty funny lines. If you’re in the mood for some humor, read on and discover why these lines appeared in these posts. Usually, we were making a serious … Continue reading

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Randomly Generate Weak Passwords

I was at a client’s site looking for more contract work when the manager of the department started telling me about their great IT security website on their Intranet. She clicks on their random generator password page and shows me … Continue reading

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Quote of the Strong (Get Permission)

Since I started Quote of the Weak, I haven’t heard that many good quotes we can share a chuckle over. So, in contrast, here’s a great quote of the strong:

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