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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
9 September, 2016

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
19 July, 2016

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
10 June, 2016

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
29 April, 2016

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
28 December, 2015

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
13 November, 2015

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
30 September, 2015

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
29 September, 2015

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
26 June, 2015

Securing a Password Manager

A young man became aware that there was a large safe in the local pool hall. Of course something that big and on such display drew a lot of attention, and attention became speculation which in turn...
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