Memory-Lane Monday: As it was, no encryption was needed

Credit to Author: Sharky| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 03:00:00 -0700

Sysadmin pilot fish is checking out encryption for his company’s backups.

“We have a mainframe that runs our core system,” explains fish. “Each night we back up to an on-site tape and then make a copy of the tape to go off-site. Couriers shuttle the tape back and forth between the sites each day.”

The obvious place to apply encryption is to those off-site tapes, so fish decides to create an encrypted copy of a tape to show how well the process works.

And the encryption process works fine every time. But when fish tries to decrypt the tape, no data comes out.

After fish spends several weeks experimenting, talking to vendors and growing more and more frustrated, one of his co-workers asks whether he has checked the script that generates the copy of the tape.

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11 security tips to help stay safe in the COVID-19 era

Credit to Author: Jim Flack| Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 19:00:34 +0000

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routines, the ways we work, and our reliance on technology. As we spend more time online, it’s more important than ever to remember the basics of online safety have not changed.

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Microsoft Build brings new innovations and capabilities to keep developers and customers secure

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 15:00:44 +0000

As part of this week’s Build virtual event, we’re introducing new Identity innovation to help foster a secure and trustworthy app ecosystem, as well as announcing a number of new capabilities in Azure to help secure customers.

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