Big Data in Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories

Big Data In Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories We’ll be presenting at the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention on October 2, 2018. Abby Clobridge and Eric Smith will be sharing three research data loss horror stories from an information security perspective — situations that led to entirely preventable data loss.  A common theme…

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KMWorld 2018

KMWorld 2018 FireOak Strategies, LLC is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s KMWorld event. We’ll be at the conference in Washington, D.C. from November 6-8, and we’ll be presenting at the co-located Office 365 Symposium.  Stop by our booth at the KMWorld Exhibit Hall to discussing how to better manage, secure, and…

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Is it time to ‘spin down’ some of your virtual machines?

There’s no question, VMs are fantastic. But like anything that is cheap and easy, they have a tendency to persist long past their usefulness. Why invest the time and energy to retire a VM? And yet, keeping VMs alive that are past their usefulness creates information security and knowledge management challenges for organizations.

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Job Posting: Part-Time Metadata Specialist (Contractor)

Part-Time Metadata Specialist (Contractor) FireOak Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in Knowledge Management, Information Management, and Information Security, is looking to add a Metadata Specialist to our network of contractors. The contractor will be responsible for using an in-house style guide to create and edit records in a custom knowledge base. Items for…

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Job Posting: Knowledge Management and Taxonomy Specialist (Contractor)

Knowledge Management and Taxonomy Specialist (Contractor – Telecommuting) Updated: July 27, 2017 FireOak Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in Knowledge Management, Information Management, and Information Security, is looking for a Knowledge Management (KM) and taxonomy specialist. This person will work closely with other members of the FireOak team to: monitor, enhance, refine, and…

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Information Security Update: HP Network Printer Vulnerabilities

Information Security Update: New HP Network Printer Vulnerabilities June 17, 2017 Many models of HP networked printers include a flaw which allow an attacker to compromise a printer’s embedded network controller and install a persistent backdoor.  Once infected, such a device can be used to launch attacks inside of your network, including intercepting local LAN…

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