Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cyber Security

As the U.S. department of Defense reviews it security initiative and policies, what can we do to improve our personal security?

The first step to improving your personal security is to have good anti-virus and spy ware. Viruses and spy ware are usually installed on computers that have security holes or vulnerabilities. It is very important to keep your software (Microsoft Windows, Office, Adobe, Apple) up to date with latest security patches.

Many computer systems are infected by getting tricked into visiting malicious web sites that install viruses and spy ware to gain control of your PC. The hackers launch attacks, steal information, once access is gained.

A properly configure firewall can prevent infections and keep you safe. To improve your security, you should run a virus and spy ware scan at least monthly.

If you need assistance removing viruses or spy ware, please feel free to contact me directly. Here is to safe surfing and computing.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Economic Stimulus and security

The economic stimulus plan should help us improve infrastructure (roads, Bridges), save energy by going green, expand high speed Internet, and improve computer security. For many of our unemployed workers, competition for jobs is very steep. You have to have specific skills or go back to college or technical school.

The government and the prior sector has acknowledged the need for more technically trained worker force especially in the science, math, and engineering fields. We must lead in the creation on the next wave of technology innovation especially related to green energy and computer security.

A computer security expert like myself, is very interested in getting more talented people interested in computer science. There is such a demand for highly trained and skilled individuals in the science fields (computer science, green energy, health care, mechanical engineering related to road design).

For the US economy and it workers to prosper, we must lead once again in all facets.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Health Care Reform

There is much need for Health Care reform in the U.S.A. What is the best approach and the answer is not easy. We hear about socialism and the government's huge speeding, but who is right. No easy answers and many questions.

Monday, June 8, 2009

US Cyber security plan

President Obama has put together a plan to address U.S. cyber security. Computer networks in the U.S. are under constant attack from hacker and foreign countries. The high profile attack on the electric grid was the most dangerous attack yet.

Addressing computer security is a big step in the right direction, but the plan is short on details, and much has to be done in the public and private sectors.