Category Archives: Quote of the Weak

Quote of the Weak – Clean Data Manually

clean data manuallyIf 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 for some Active Directory user account data that I capture automatically every week, using some scheduled ACL scripts.

If you’re not familiar with my ‘Quote of the Weak’ series, I described it briefly in About. For a list of posts in this series, see here.

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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 point in a comical way.

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Auditing is a Noble Profession

While commenting on AuditMonkey’s blog, I noted that because companies often don’t do the right thing, auditing is a noble profession.

Mainly because we can right some of those wrongs.

Then I said…

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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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Securing Virtual Servers

Here’s my take on the issues that I found with the following quote from SC Magazine (for more info, see Quote of the Weak (Securing Virtual Servers):

We don’t treat the virtualization servers any different than the physical servers when it comes to security. We treat them the same. Security is security.

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Last Call for Comments – Virtual Security

Here’s one last call for comments on  Quote of the Weak (Securing Virtual Servers). Be the first one to dive in. Be the first on your block.

Since no one has commented, does that mean 1) no one knows much about virtual security, 2) no one cares much about virtual security, or what? I never bite anyone’s head off.

I’ve give the topic a little more air and then I’ll explain my reaction to the quote I found.

Read it and reply  here.

Don’t forget the good blog reader’s rule:

I came. I saw. I commented.

Update 9/9/10 —

I shared my thoughts and concerns in Securing Virtual Servers.

Update 10/29/10 —

Oh, I get it–you left virtual comments. Real funny.

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