Free Resource to learn Microsoft Small Biz Server 2008

What do you know about Small Biz Server 2008?  If you are a consultant or part of an internal tech group, this resource can help you quickly complete everyday tasks. It also contains key troubleshooting tactics that facilitate just-in-time learning. Newer technologies bundled into the Small Biz Server 2008 include; ·         Windows Server® 2008 ·         Windows SharePoint® Services 3 [...]

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Chopra is worth Watching as New CTO

In his weekly radio address, President Obama announced that he has appointed Aneesh Chopra as the country’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Chopra will be working closely with the nation’s first CIO, Vivek Kundra, to continue to enhance  information security and privacy across the federal government, direct policy, oversee federal technology spending, and oversee government enterprise [...]

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Twitter Worm

F-Secure has information regarding a cross-site scripting worm spreading in Twitter profiles for several hours last night. Twitter users started reporting that their profile had sent Twitter messages without their knowledge. Messages looked like this:   Many users thought the ‘tweets’ were legitimate communications from trusted friends and clicked on the link to ’stalk daily’. That caused [...]

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HITECH Act and HHS: A full plate of deadlines

Robert Kolodner, the national coordinator for health information technology in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently spoke to attendees at the 2009 HIMSS Conference about the changes and deadlines that have come out of the HITECH Act. Note: Title XIII of Division A and Title IV of Division B of the American Recovery [...]

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HIT Policy Committee Appointments Made

In the beginning of March, we wrote about The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act’s (HITECH Act) provisions within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The HITECT Act establishes additional government and agency involvement in setting policy, standards, specifications, and criteria for Health Information Technology (HRT) and Electronic Health [...]

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Here is the press release from in its entirety: Service Alert April 4, 2009: 2:52PM EST As we previously communicated, has been experiencing intermittent service disruptions as a result of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. We want to update you on where things stand. As of now, all web services are operational. If you are [...]

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DNS Servers under Attack

This is not a Conficker related blog post. There is a bigger story on the radar from last week. Major web service providers have been intermittently off line with what seems to be major Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks against DNS providers. An attack against DNS provider NeuStar on Tuesday morning disrupted Amazon’s S3 cloud computing service, [...]

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