Category «Infrastucture»

Five Best Practices for Cloud Security

Microsoft recently published this infographic with examples for securing Azure, but these are best practices that apply to any infrastructure. To Strengthen Access Control, the single most important practice to improve security is to implement multifactor authentication (MFA). Requiring users, especially administrators to use a phone to verify the login goes a long way to …

The State of DevSecOps for 2020

DevOps is the concept of Development teams and Operations working together to provide continuous deployment. In an agile development process, code is moved to operations in short sprints often through automated process. DevSecOps adds the Security team throughout the process where older practices often had security at the beginning and end of the development process. …

Project Management Platforms

I’ve used all these platforms – @asana @Smartsheet @trello @wrike – for project management at one time or another. For simple kanban style project or task management, I like Trello. For projects involving a more traditional and long term planning, Smartsheet is easy to use. I like the publishing feature to report out status. For …

Don’t blame EdTech

Today I read and watched a sad story about early reading scores in Pittsburgh. CBS KDKA Channel 2 in the Steel City reported that Early Grade Reading Scores Fall At Pittsburgh Public Schools, Despite Millions Spent On Educational Technology. The third grade students scoring Below Basic (i.e. not proficient) in year-end tests rose from 11.7% …