Cybersecurity – Policies vs Standards

Cybersecurity – So Complicated – Part 1 Understanding the differences between a policy and a standard. In any organization, policy is one of the key tenets to be followed because of its uses and its flexibility and function. Seen as the first line of defense, it is the most cost effective but it is also…

Healthcare Data Breaches – What Happens?

Healthcare Data Breaches Speaking in generalizations regarding the United States healthcare system, one of the biggest risks and threats to healthcare today isn’t the persisting human error and mistakes but the technology that is not catching up to the threats that are being placed against organizations. Although the same can be stated for many other…

Our most vulnerable sector? Healthcare Security

Healthcare Security? What about it? Why is healthcare security so outdated, out of practice, and at high risk of attacks. But where and why? 99% of doctors and healthcare providers today have mobile devices. Unlike workplaces that enforce only company or protected and secured devices, healthcare is not one of those industries with a strict…

Healthcare Information Technology – Part 1

Hospital Cybersecurity & Healthcare Why is it like this? Why has it come down to this point? Security in Information Technology is the next big thing. Source: Duluth News Tribune In what I want to become a short series of blogs, this will be a segment in my initial look at healthcare information technology, and primarily…

Stream of Consciousness (SOC) — Entry #1

Stream of Consciousness – Entry #1 Something I’m trying to start. Whenever I feel like it. So, today I introduce the Stream of Consciousness segment of my blog. A night where I am reading up on an issue and reading some papers and articles and I’m really just writing about them and discussing the research,…

Farewell my old friend, BSOD.

The infamous and disastrous BSOD. A plague. A disease. A headache. A frustration. A problem. A pain in the patookis. We’ve all had it once in our lifetime before, unless you’ve been a plebe Mac or Linux user your whole life, in that case, you’ve missed out from the joys of life… the joys of…

Thunder Shock Missed! Custom-PC Build

Thunder Shock Missed! Paralysis Was Not Inflicted! Well! Today is the “Thunder Shock” custom-pc build that I did a while back in early February.  Part list can be found here. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BGbGK8 I never really built a PC myself before this computer, although I did help my father when I was younger with upgrading parts here and…

YODO – You Only Die Once

YODO – You Only Die Once Morbid Eh? Well I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to but I just wanted to put it out there. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Unfortunately, the caption for the gifv doesn’t exactly encompass the feel that this was supposed to gif [hehe] but oh well! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But you must be asking yourself, why YODO? Well, I gotta…

First Year, Thirst Year – Young Blood

First Year, Thirst Year… Scholarship Weekend First Year, Thirst Year. Chicago, Snow, Cold, and Ice. What’s the difference with all of those words? Absolute nothing. A recollection of my first year here at Illinois Tech, and how it became known to me as “First Year, Thirst Year”. When I first documented it last year, I…