All posts by Ron Miller

Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch.

How MSPs can find cloud pricing bargains

How MSPs can find cloud pricing bargains

Years ago, Filene’s department store in Downtown Boston had a “bargain basement” where clothing and items that weren’t selling in the main store got deeply discounted to move them out. It worked beautifully as people loved digging through bins for...

/ December 14, 2018
This scale model car from AWS could help teach you machine learning

This scale model car from AWS could help teach you machine learning

When AWS announced a new scale model autonomous car last week, it was easy to dismiss it as a publicity stunt for the benefit of attendees at the company’s annual AWS re:Invent customer conference.

/ December 6, 2018
Preparing clients to be resilient in the face of ongoing security threats

Preparing clients to be resilient in the face of ongoing security threats

Most companies understand that at some point they are going to be the victim of a hack or data breach. Just days ago, we saw that even Amazon isn’t immune, when Amazon admitted it had lost names and emails in...

/ November 26, 2018
FTC resources to help protect SMBs

FTC resources to help protect SMBs

You (or your customers) might not be aware, but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to help make small businesses more secure. It offers a number of products, resources, and tools to help small businesses better protect themselves.

/ November 19, 2018
For goodness’ sake, get a web filter

For goodness’ sake, get a web filter

This week, news emerged about a government agency being infected with malware because one of its employees apparently liked to watch porn on his work computer. This is a classic case of an organization not putting safeguards in place that...

/ November 1, 2018
Yahoo’s $50M damages bill demonstrates the high cost of poor security

Yahoo’s $50M damages bill demonstrates the high cost of poor security

Years ago there was a commercial for oil filters in which the spokesperson warned that you could pay him a few dollars for a filter or pay a mechanic later for an expensive repair. “Pay me now, or pay him...

/ October 30, 2018
Stop blaming your employees for your lousy security

Stop blaming your employees for your lousy security

Seems like every week we hear a story blaming employees for being lax about security. They have bad passwords or they fall for phishing scams. They do all kinds of things that compromise your company’s security position, but here’s the...

/ October 18, 2018
Google launches new authentication service for drop-in identity management

Google launches new authentication service for drop-in identity management

When it comes to identity management, you want to make it as simple as possible. Most small businesses don’t have the development resources to build a solution with solid identity capabilities built-in from scratch. If you can’t afford to build...

/ October 12, 2018
Managing identity between machines remains a challenge

Managing identity between machines remains a challenge

As we move into a time of machines conducting business on our behalf, we need to start thinking about the implications of that in terms of security and identity. If your machine is talking to my machine, we suddenly have...

/ October 5, 2018
Securing content in motion has become much easier

Securing content in motion has become much easier

For many years, content management vendors have been trying to protect content as it moved through the world by attaching a set of rules. The earliest attempt, before the cloud came along, was called Information Rights Management (IRM). It was a...

/ September 27, 2018