CSO Online has a really interesting article about generational differences from the perspective of IT security. While i’m sure it’s not highly accurate from a sociological perspective and is probably guilty of overgeneralising, it still offers some food for thought that might be applicable to more areas than IT security. (As is usual with CSO Online, to get a readable version, use the printer-friendly option.)
The latest Ouch! newsletter from SANS has some great advice for end-users about password selection. If only every computer user read this newsletter regularly, the world would be a much safer place in which to compute!Some other useful related resources:
IT Toolbox has a great little summary of the experiences of Mike Kavis, a guy who’s been living Microsoft free in an all Microsoft shop – at work! It all started from an “eat your own dog food” challenge (something i did with my wife which finally precipitated the switch to Linux on her part). Check out his other articles in the series:
- Still afraid of open source?
- Open Source and loving it!
- Open Source and Microsoft Free
- Comparison of Linux distributions
Kavis also links to a nice little article about what happens when you switch to Linux (specifically Ubuntu).
CSO Magazine recently released a bunch of really useful security resources. Check them out:
- 10 essential (and free!) security downloads for Windows
- Five free penetration testing tools
- Five steps to successful and cost-effective penetration testing