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Richard Muniz

Richard is a freelance IT consultant, a blogger, and a teacher for Saisoft where he teaches VMware Administration, Citrix XenApp, Disaster Planning and Recovery for IT, and Comptia Server+
Security & Compliance
February 22, 2019

Good SIEM Setups Go Bad

SIEM is a system, that collects logs and other security related data for analysis.  In most cases, it installs an agent someplace that gathers security-related events from the various pieces of...
IT Operations
February 27, 2019

How to Secure Your Company from Rogue Administrators

Sometime back, I chronicled one of the most infamous “hacks” that ever happened. A gentleman named Jason Cornish brought the Shionogi Pharmaceutical Company to its knees. In a nutshell, he and...
IT Operations
October 29, 2019

Tips to Avoid Detrimental Changes in VMware

Maintaining the performance and security of your virtual environment on a daily basis is an important — and non-trivial — task. VMware monitoring tools are a critical component of a solid...
Security & Compliance
March 27, 2019

5 Initiatives to Enhance Security Awareness in Organization

Some time ago there was a big discussion on Spiceworks about FedEx data leakage. Roughly 5 GBs of data was going from it daily to an IP address in Bulgaria.  Since a third-party actually owned the...
IT Operations
February 25, 2019

What To Do about Passwords in Your Disaster Recovery Plan

One post thread on Spiceworks caught my eye.  The Spicehead wanted to know what to do about passwords when it came to DR plans.  Was he supposed to put the passwords into it, or just what was he...
IT Operations
May 21, 2019

The Actual Disaster Recovery Plan

Part two of a Disaster Recovery process is the actual plan. You have to look at what could go wrong and either eliminate the possibility it would, or at least lower the impacts. So, if you failed to...
IT Operations
March 27, 2019

Security Issues in Disaster Recovery

There was a movie that came out a few years back with one line that has stuck with me, and the truth behind it is very evident. “There is opportunity in chaos!” And in recovery scenarios,...
Security & Compliance
March 27, 2019

Virtualization As a Part of Disaster Recovery Plan

Mitigation (eliminating or lowering the impact of an incident) is a crucial part of any Disaster Recovery plan, as well as planning itself. I’ve always wanted to underscore the need to have this...
IT Operations
February 25, 2019

Single Sign On: Questions to Ask

Grandpa always said, “Never try anything new. Wait and see if it kills someone first”. Recently, I’ve been involved in bringing several Single Sign On projects to fruition, and his words have...
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