The Importance of IT Asset Disposal

Perhaps your company has purchased secondhand phones or computers, only to discover that the previous owners had left personal information on them.  Or perhaps you’ve heard of major corporations getting penalized millions of dollars for improperly disposing of their IT assets.
Or perhaps you’ve read frightening news reports of landfills stacked high with discarded devices in poor countries, ...

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Its A Software-Defined Virtualized World

One of the trends that I am seeing, at least as it applies to the curriculum used in most cybersecurity certifications, such as the CISSP, CASP+, and CySA+, is that technology is moving to a software-defined, virtualized everything.  The latest issue of the Internet Protocol Journal, Volume 24, Issue 2, July 2021 has an interesting article titled Network Functions Virtualization. Reading the article made me think back to the topics I’d been teaching about Software-Defined Networking, which involves splitting traditional router functions into the ...

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