April 20, 2021 | 08:20

Anti-Pattern for Complexity Reduction

There is an unwritten law in software development and IT operations. An anti-pattern1 for effective problem solving and complexity reduction. No one is crazy enough to adopt it. No customer on earth willing to pay for it. But they exist, the bright moments in the life cycle of a company, where this law can be applied. Read more

February 19, 2021 | 14:01

Microsoft recommends Zero Trust

This picture is for all the people I have had discussions with in recent years about Digitisation in general or, more specifically, about the integration of tablets or notebooks within a corporate network. My recommendation then and now: Zero Trust! Isolate and segment potentially insecure, closed-source AD infrastructures! Read more

January 12, 2021 | 22:20

Cert Monitoring

Everyone knows the alert when visiting a website with expired certificates. At least once a month I stumble into one or I receive tickets with questions asking what to do. “Nothing” is my reply in most cases. “The mistake is on the other side”. On this occasion, my very special appreciation to the owners and/or administrators of such sites for the extra work required. Read more

November 27, 2020 | 17:40

Phishing and Spam

Within just a few days, the German EU Representation warns people about phishing emails.1 This is the 4th warning regarding data theft since July 20202 by Reinhard Hönighaus, press spokesman and head of the press and media office. Obviously there is an urgent need for action. Read more

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