The Weidenhammer Blog

Weighing Out the Risks in Business

October 10th, 2014 | Category: Technology

An ISO 31000 definition of risk is the ‘effect of uncertainty on objectives’. Uncertainties include events (which may or may not happen) and uncertainties caused by ambiguity or a lack of information. While common definitions of risk focus on a negative uncertainty, uncertainty by its very nature presents both negative and positive impacts on objectives…

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The Time to Create a Security Strategy is Now

October 3rd, 2014 | Category: Technology

Your security strategy should be created with two methods in mind: A proactive strategy – Make certain you get ahead of the threats with the proper tools and policies which cover physical security, policy and governance, assets that protect the assets (anti virus and malware, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention solutions). Identify what is most…

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Sometimes Technology Has Nothing To Do With It

September 23rd, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

We are often called by our clients to help improve their technology and make it more responsive to business needs. We always start these types of engagements by understanding the business and the enterprise’s strategic objectives. Before you can apply technology to an issue, you need to understand what you’re trying to accomplish. As we…

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An Epidemic in Healthcare Security

September 18th, 2014 | Category: Network Security

A recent article in USA Today proclaimed there is an epidemic of medical identity theft. From the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov Website to the immense data breach that recently took place at Community Health Systems, there is no question that attacks in the healthcare world are on the rise. So just how rampant are security…

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Leveraging Technology to its Fullest Potential

June 19th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Most software and systems are vastly underutilized – usually because of a lack of training and knowledge about all of the software’s features.   Closing this gap can increase efficiency and reduce the need to bring in more software.  This helps simplify your technology infrastructure and improves reliability.  Examine your existing systems and ask how well…

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Are Your SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Sites Running Slowly?

June 11th, 2014 | Category: Microsoft SharePoint

If your SharePoint 2010 or 2013 sites run very slowly, you might have an issue with the trusted authority root certificate that is installed with SharePoint. The reason for this slowness, may be that the security mechanism is checking to see if the signer of the application components is trusted on your server. By default,…

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