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Discussions about career, certification and personal improvement in information technology, networking, and security.

What’s in a Mutable Field? — We Can’t Tell You

In conversations I often hear people using the word “mutable”. Typically it would be something similar to the following. The IP TTL is a mutable field and decreases as it traverses a router. If we look up the word “mutable” … Continue reading

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How Does Your Organization Value Technology?

Just a quick thought here today. Thinking about the organization you work for or the organizations you work with, how would you say they view technology? Key to Success – Technology is an enabler AND a primary differentiator Important – … Continue reading

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What’s Your Biggest Professional Challenge?

Now that we are in a new year (wow, it is hard to believe it is 2018), I want to ask a simple question. With what you are trying to accomplish at work or in your career, what is your … Continue reading

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Cheap Stuff is not Cheap

I have often fallen for the temptation of buying cheap instead of buying quality. This might be a saw, a drill, a lawnmower or just about anything imaginable. When I look at what professionals use I see them buying well-known … Continue reading

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Will Ransomware Die?

Ransomware has been one of the more prevalent security topics for past few years. Some probably think this form of digital destruction is here for the long haul. While this may be an accurate prediction, I can imagine a turn … Continue reading

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The Real Need for Cybersecurity

According to the US Department of Homeland Security, “Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace.” Digital infrastructure has infiltrated most aspects of our daily lives. When you start thinking about this in … Continue reading

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