Box Capture – Quick Review


One of the things announced this week at BoxWorks was Box Capture. Box Capture is a little iOS app that lets users upload pictures and videos from their phones and iPads directly to a specified folder in Box. So what?… Read More

#5Thoughts – Mixed Bag for the week of Sept 21


No single theme was worthy of 5 Thoughts this week, so here’s a mixed bag of stuff. 1.   Cloud Security still a concern On September 16th I spoke at an event in Calgary, hosted by Box and Skyhigh… Read More

5 Thoughts – The Ashley Madison Hack


As most of you know by now, Ashley Madison (“Ashley Madison is the most famous name in infidelity and married dating.” quote from their site) was hacked last month and much of the data the hackers stole was… Read More

Security 2015 or Why I Sometimes Hate My Clients


Last month Box announced their Enterprise Key Management thing. Today they announced their acquisition of Subspace, and are part of ACE (really important app standard). I sometimes marvel at the progress that the industry that pays my bills… Read More

Box Announces Enterprise Key Management


On February 10, 2015 Box announced the beta release of Enterprise Key Management (EKM). Put simply, EKM addresses cloud security concerns by giving customers control over the encryption keys used to access content stored on Box. It’s add-on functionality,… Read More

Cloudy With a Chance of Success – the Update


I originally posted this back in November 2011. A lot has changed since then, but there’s also a lot that hasn’t. One of the biggest things that’s changed is that Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) has gained… Read More

You’re out of Your Mind


You’re out of your mind if you think blocking access to file sharing services is filling a security gap. You’re out of your mind if you think making people jump through hoops like Citrix and VPNs to get… Read More

My Reaction – Laptop Stolen – 620K Patient Records Compromised


Last week a story was reported in the news about a stolen laptop. The laptop contained patient information for more than 620,000 Albertans. This is my response to the situation. It’s far less ranty than what was in… Read More

Block Porn? Don’t Bother


After reading about Conservative MP Joy Smith’s pornography filter idea on the CTV News site, I decided to respond to her and David Cameron (he’s the British PM, you know). You can read about Smith’s plan here. You… Read More