How well is your data protected?

Let’s face it businesses run on technology.  How would your business survive without it?  Many business owners pay someone to take care of their computers and never think about IT.  Most professional IT people know what they are doing but what did you hire them for?  Was it to implement a security structure or to… Read more »

Wait… What did he say?

I know that I find humor in unusual places but sometimes, it just can’t be helped.  The latest has to be the Super Bowl Blackout.  Actually, that was only mildly humorous, what was funny was their comment on what to blame: ‘a piece of equipment that detected an anomaly in the system and shut down… Read more »

FFIEC Guidance on Social Media

Greetings! It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to churn out a blog.  I plan to correct that right now. The deTECH team spends most of our time doing IT Audit and assurance work for Financial Institutions (FI). And although the goal of deTECH is broader than FI’s, sometimes we need to let you, our… Read more »

Smartphones… Are you ready for the future?

It’s another new year and there are more predictions that this year will see a rise in smartphone attacks.  There are hundreds of millions of smartphones in the world and we are using them more as computers than phones today.  Since we are accessing our bank accounts, the internet, and shopping sites why would the… Read more »

Sometimes They Get it Right

While doing some research online, I came across an interesting Google result.  Several steps into my Goggling I saw the title: STUDY SAYS TECHNOLOGY COULD TRANSFORM SOCIETY… But the interesting part was the date: June 14, 1982.  Who would not have clicked on that one?  I found it to be an archived article on the… Read more »

Year End Thoughts

As the end of 2012 rapidly approaches, we should take a few minutes to reflect on the year and plan for 2013.  We will assume for now that the Mayans were incorrect and we will be here so what do we have to look forward to?  Indications are that the economy is slowly improving, companies… Read more »

Long Time, No Blog…

My apologies for letting this blog go stale for several months.  With a new year coming, we plan to take it as a renewal of our efforts to keep the deTECH blog running timely and offer helpful and valuable information. To get back started, I want to share an article.  Monday was the 20th anniversary… Read more »

Google Maps on iOS 6

I was bit sullen when I updated my iPhone 4S with iOS 6 this time around.  Usually I’m first in line for the new updates.  The latest and greatest from Apple is always a hot topic among my Risk Advisory Services teammates.  Daniel Robertson can tell you almost verbatim the words from Tim Cook’s mouth… Read more »