PowerShell Advanced Functions and Verbose Mode

Advanced Functions have been around for quite a while now and they still aren’t being used ubiquitously. It isn’t just a more complicated function, it is a defined thing. When you use out of the box cmdlets, they come with many common parameters, like Verbose. This is one of the things that Advanced Functions provide, … Continue reading PowerShell Advanced Functions and Verbose Mode

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Cost Benefits to Embrace the Cloud

I have begun preparations for the (ISC)2 CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) examination. This would become my second (ISC)2 certification, supplementing my current CISSP and further reinforcing my knowledge as it relates to both the “cloud” and security. I will be reviewing one of the introductory concepts covered in the material relating to the cost/benefits … Continue reading Cost Benefits to Embrace the Cloud

Which Building Site in Indianapolis is Right for Amazon HQ2?

Indianapolis is getting a lot of attention related to the selection city of Amazon for their HQ2 location. The city is uniquely positioned with a great geographical location in terms of proximity to the rest of the country, a low cost of living relative to other cities in the US top 20 by population, and … Continue reading Which Building Site in Indianapolis is Right for Amazon HQ2?

The Woes of Retail

We have been seeing the ascent of Amazon for years and have had the death watch on retail as we see more retailers closing stores and filing bankruptcy. Is it really pre-ordained? I will run through a few anecdotes that really seem to be the root of retails woes and what could possible lead to … Continue reading The Woes of Retail

Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module and Insight into the Disappointment

I was just listening to episode 10 of the Office 365 Exposed podcast with Tony Redmond and Paul Robichaux. Tony was reviewing some of the conversation in his somewhat recent blog post, Why the PowerShell Module for Teams is Critically Flawed. We have seen some of the the issues outlined before, particularly with the means … Continue reading Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module and Insight into the Disappointment

The Time for MFA is NOW

During Microsoft Ignite 2017, Microsoft was promoting the #DeathToPasswords hash tag rather aggressively and socializing the problems that exist with passwords. Many of the highlights focus on the ineffectiveness of passwords, policies, and updated guidelines from NIST. One very interesting session involved a demo showing a Password Spray tool. Password Spraying is a nuanced means … Continue reading The Time for MFA is NOW