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Last updateMon, 29 Jan 2018 2pm

 

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 Online 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. 

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
~ Helen Keller (1880 - 1968), The Open Door (1957)

Phishing Your Employees 101

Krebs on Security describes how to find those employees who need work on their security skills:

Phishing Your Employees 101 — Krebs on Security

A new open source toolkit makes it ridiculously simple to set up phishing Web sites and lures. The software was designed to help companies test the phishing awareness of their employees, but as with most security tools, this one could be abused by miscreants to launch malicious attacks.

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[Update] IPv6, Security, Future Near

IPv6 Day has cometh. Learn more at:World IPv6 Day Kicks Off - www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com

"Over 300 websites around the world have indicated they will be participating in World IPv6 Day," Greg Wood, Director of Communications at the Internet Society told InternetNews.com. "In addition to websites with global reach, such as Google, Yahoo!, and Facebook, many participants are among the leading sites in their region."

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Simple Great Passwords v Cracking Dictionaries For Rent

"Passwords are the softest security target and until people and organisations start adopting strong authentication in the form of, for instance, two-factor authentication this problem won’t go away" – Jason Hart, VP Security at CRYPTOCard.

The article in IT Pro Is your password really as secure as you think it is? has some thoughts on how to create and encourage better passwords. The methods seem a bit tedious for normal computer users who have little on their computers to steal, but the logic of creating a method for all passwords and sticking to it is an important one to promote.

The overall topic is social engineering...and how the BlackHats are getting very clever at making tools to crack more elaborate passwords. 

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Your Own Penetration Test

Paul Ruben's The Do-It-Yourself Security Audit

If someone in your organization is interested in getting more hip to IT security issues, one of the goals should be that they are able to take a professional approach to the network, including trying to breach it with the tools that professionals (and hackers) use. There is no better overview than this document. Following are some samples of its scope.

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