March 14, 2021 | 07:09

Quick Analysis: Snipe-IT in c't

The foundation of every ISMS is a “living” inventory. In an ideal world, this communicates with the Ansible, Bash or PowerShell scripts within IT Operations. Snipe-IT, which I value and have successfully used for many years, was unknown to c’t up until now. Enjoy the read (in German): “IT-Assets im Griff” in der c’t Ausgabe 7/2021. Read more

March 6, 2021 | 14:00

Microsoft Exchange Meltdown

Everybody with an Internet-faced Microsoft Exchange server, Outlook Web Access (OWA) or Exchange Active Sync (EAS) can consider his or her system as compromised since January. This is reported by security experts like Chris Krebs1 and news magazines like Golem2 or Heise3. In Germany, the BSI has contacted more than 9,000 companies4. The scope of the current security vulnerabilities are comparable to the previous Microsoft major Incidents regarding Eternal-Blue5 and Wannacry6 4 years ago. Read more

February 25, 2021 | 07:40

Nextcloud 21

Yesterday evening I rolled out the new update on my Nextcloud 21 instance. In the coming days, functional tests and adjustments will follow on the scripts for rolling out on customers' systems Looking with interest on my Prometheus monitoring, how far the performance improvements affect actual implementation. That’s not usually worth an extra microblog. My point is, that I haven’t seen such a smooth upgrade of a Nextcloud main release with such broad app support for a while. Read more

February 23, 2021 | 12:41

Quote of the Day

Today’s quote is from Mike Kuketz’s Fediverse1: Those in control of data are also in control of society. Digitisation must take this into account and understand data protection as social value. Data protection and digitalisation are not incompatible though many people believe this. In my daily practice, I encounter people who try to play data protection and digitisation off against each other. This eristic dialectic2 is something you can only avoid and quickly put an end to. Read more

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