Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the non-Technical Manager – Post Installation Quality Assurance Has Begun

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Managers Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

There are a lot of experts in security out there. What they write is often dry as a bone. But there are a few sites that stay on top of the events, and express themselves in ways that us mere mortals can comprehend.

Bruce Schneier -  He wrote the books, he writes the newsletters, he has the blog. Top of the list for a reason. The link is to his monthly CryptoGram...subscribe now.

Hagai Bar-el - Information Security Specialist whose websites focus on security engineering and on managing innovation processes. Good source for definitions. There is also a blog and RSS feed.

Handbook of Applied Cryptology - All Chapters are free for the download. Get them off the cloud now.

Patch Your Apache Now; Don't REST

Doing what open source does best, a patch has been released for an Apache vulnerability for those using a very popular REST interface iteration. Quickly, efficiently, patched...except, you have to update/upgrade and restart the service.

So, get to it. Don't believe me, read this article: Patch Released for Critical Apache Struts Bug | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

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Barcodes And Security – Notice

Kreb's On Security has all the info. What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode? A Lot.

It isn't just that the barcode told of the persons future flight, the information granted an unauthorized person enough info to get online and change that data. Think of the repurcussions for any barcodes used in your facility, and how it is outside sources like this that allowed sensational breaches such as Target and Home Depot custormer data being exposed.

 

What Rogue One Teaches About Data Backup

I finally got a chance to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently (I know, I’m late to the game, but I was off my feet for a few weeks around the holidays). It got me thinking about data backups and data security. Whether you’re in a small business, an enterprise, the Imperial Forces, or just backing up a home computer, the same rules apply.

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Security of Things – Schneier of Things

With terrific focus and perhaps no small degree of overkill, digital cinema has provided a secure distribution path for artists' valuable materials without any history of break-in. 

But as security specialist Bruce Schneier draws out, none of us live in a one computer environment anymore. 

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