A Year To Remember

Quote: We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. – John F Kennedy ‘A year to remember’ is usually that phrase means that it was a big year. However, this year seems to be the year to remember… Read more »

Disruptive Technology

We are constantly being told that new technologies are going to disrupt business as we know it. We have been told that block chain technology is going to fundamentally change how we account for and conduct transactions. We have been told that artificial intelligence and machine learning are going to drastically reduce our workforce. The list of what… Read more »

Data Flow Diagrams – Mapping Your Way To Better Security

Today’s business landscape is fast paced, and ever-changing. If you are always reactive instead of proactive, generally, you are losing. Despite this, there is one fact that never changes: threat-actors are always looking for a way in. For hundreds of years protecting your business was about physical security, and while still vital, the evolution of… Read more »

SOC for Cybersecurity Q&A

“You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steamroller will not plant flowers.” Walter Lippmann In 2017 the AICPA announced a new attestation engagement called SOC for Cybersecurity. DeTech wrote about the technical aspects of the engagement soon after its announcement (see that article here). We have since completed the AICPA’s coursework… Read more »

The Deep vs. The Dark Web

When the topic of the deep or dark web comes up, it is hard not to picture Hollywood’s ‘The Matrix.’  In fact, I specifically picture the scene where Morpheus offers Neo his choice of either the blue pill, giving him a path back to his everyday life, or the red pill, and an opportunity to… Read more »

Facebook Passwords

On Thursday, Brian Krebs posted another riveting story about the largest social media company in the world. This company owns two of the three largest social media networks. You’ve guessed it, Facebook is in the news again. The company has had serious privacy issues over the past 13 years, internal and external. Internal • 2006: Unveiled the “News… Read more »

The Risks of Delaying Technology Upgrades

I think it’s exciting to dream of the technology to come and how it could make our lives easier. I will admit, after listening to Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, the ethical decisions we will need to make with Artificial Intelligence as a society over the next 10-50 years is a bit daunting. We can save that… Read more »

Emerging Technology for 2019

Greetings, deTECH readers. First off, we ask for your understanding on the dearth of newsletter publications over the last quarter. As you can imagine, holidays and servicing clients have a tendency to appropriate our article-writing time. It is a terrific problem to have.   At the beginning of each year we like to dream a… Read more »

The Passing of Time: 2018 Recap

“The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light, nothing once known that may not become unknown. Nothing is impossible.” – Sophocles Here we are at the end of another year… Time to put 2018 to bed and to begin afresh in 2019. Many of us will… Read more »

Unsung Heroes of IT | Remembering Evelyn Berezin

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house. – Alfred Hitchcock Many people believe Steve Jobs invented the computer, but he didn’t (neither did Steve Wozniak). Still more believe Bill Gates invented computer programming, he didn’t do that either. While these great men… Read more »