Last week I was meeting with one of our company’s Accounts Payable clerks, who told me she was not concerned about some upcoming General Ledger changes.
2 changes that were submitted by developers on her behalf.
2 changes she didn’t know anything about, so she didn’t consider them her problem.
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It’s official: ACL is changing its name AND its spots.
I’ve claimed several times that ACL has left its first love (analytics) and doesn’t put enough work into their flagship product, ACL Analytics.
Correction: their FORMER flagship product.
At least they are publicly admitting it finally–they NO LONGER are an ANALYTICS company!
Effective April 15, 2015, the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is changing, which affects the CISSP exam and CPEs.
If you enter a password into a login box and your password disappears, look for it!
I’m serious, because it happened again today. Not to me, but to my colleague.
Twitter said that it was hacked again on Friday, 2/1/13, and attackers gained access to 250,000 accounts and passwords.
Twitter says the passwords were encrypted, the intrusion was limited, and and everyone’s taxes are going down soon (okay, I was kidding about the last one). It’s always hard to sort out what is true and how much of the truth is told, so regardless of what Twitter says, change your password.
If you haven’t determined how server virtualization changes your audit plans, you better get moving. I’m not just talking about a virtualization audit (more on that later), but the audits that you typically do every year or on a multi-year cycle.
For example, if every year you do an audit on all networks, servers, applications, and databases that host your key financial reporting or PHI systems, you’re looking at policies and procedures, configuration management, security (including patching), user access, logging, and so on. But do you first consider whether those assets run on virtualized servers?
Bot net trends are changing, according to an Information Week article. Tim Wilson notes the following:
- Overall, bot net activity is picking up after a late 2010 lull.
- Large bot nets will be aggressive in capturing more computers for their kingdom. Bot nets will attempt to steal seats from their competition, patching the computers they take over so to defend themselves against other thieves.
- Social networks are becoming the command points for bot nets.
- Similar to the SETI programs where you can donate some of your computer’s processing capacity to search for alien intelligence, some bot nets are becoming opt-in so that you can participate in politically-based bot net activity.
- Small botnets are becoming used more effectively, as they are harder to detect.
Read all about it at Botnets Coming Roaring Back in New Year.
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See my update at the bottom….
I just noticed this alert in my blog admin console:
Howdy! Your current theme, PressRow, will soon be retired and your site will be upgraded to a brand new theme, Pilcrow. For more information on the switch, please read this announcement: Details on PressRow replacement, Pilcrow.
If you want to try out the cool new features in Pilcrow before then just header over to Appearance→Themes and activate Pilcrow—or check out any one of the other fantastic themes we’ve been adding lately.
I like PressRow, but I previewed how the blog would look with this new theme. Although others are complaining about changes, I didn’t see how this would change my blog. So why bring it up?