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7 Minute Security

Aug 30, 2017

This episode continues our series on comparing popular patching solutions, such as:

  • Ninite
  • ManageEngine
  • Ivanti
  • PDQ


This week I focused on Ninite, and here's the TLDR version:


  • Does one thing (third party patching) and does it really well

  • Extremely affordable

  • User interface is clean, simple and really...

Aug 23, 2017

I'm back from Vegas! My talk went really well and I'm excited to tell you about it in today's episode. First, some conference/trip highlights:

During the ILTACON conference I attended a great talk by Don McMillan about how to infuse humor into your work environment. Really enlightening, and you know those things you...

Aug 17, 2017

I ran out of time in episode #272 to tell you about why preparing to be a speaker for ILTACON was way more stressful that preparing for Secure360 a few months ago. The main points of difference/stress were:

  • ILTA wanted to see PowerPoint deck progress weekly, whereas with Secure360 it was pretty much "Your talk is...

Aug 17, 2017

This is part 2 of a series focusing on public speaking - specifically for the ILTACON conference happening in Vegas this week.

In this episode I share a high-level walkthrough of my talk and the 10 "Blue Team on a Budget" tips that the talk will focus on. These tips include:

  • Turning up Windows auditing and PowerShell...

Aug 10, 2017

Seems like every business I meet with needs some sort of help in the patching department. Maybe they've got the Microsoft OS side of the house under control, but the third-party stuff is lacking. Or vice-versa. Either way, the team I work with is excited to kick the tires of some popular patching solutions over the...