Looking Forward

For the past couple months I’ve been looking forward to a 5 week break, a chance to think about what I’ve learned and what I want to do next. I haven’t take 2 weeks in a row off in almost 3 years, so a nice vacation, some thinking, some yard work, that seemed like a […]

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Looking Back-Part 2

As I re-read the original Looking Back post I realized I didn’t include anything about the fear part – stepping away from an established career focus to do something else for a while. I’ve been a SQL guy for a long time, I started using SQL Server in 1998 and I was working with data […]

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Assorted Links for April 27, 2013

Spend a few minutes reviewing 20 Critical Security Controls. Very interesting stuff. For example, #1 refers to having and maintaining an inventory of authorized devices/etc. Do you know all the servers running SQL and would you know if someone set up a new one? Add this blog about servant leaders to your reader if you’re […]

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Looking Back

In July 2011 I took what felt like a big chance and a detour to lead a large and complex security upgrade for a large company. The project included replacing firewalls, re-ip’ing  hundreds of servers, implementing updates to hardening standards, updating application logging, and a lot more. A ‘lot more’ doesn’t really begin to describe […]

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Review of The Way

The Way, starring Martin Sheen and directed by Emilio Estevez has been on my want to watch list for a while, kept putting it off because it looked like (and sometimes is) a sad movie. Tom (Martin) gets a call that his son was killed in Europe on the first day of walking the Camino, […]

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