Defining Business Value in IT Operations and Information Security

Summary By implementing best practices for IT Operations and Information Security, businesses can increase profit by reducing costs and increasing revenue through 3 things: Reducing Risk Increasing Customer Satisfaction Increasing Employee Productivity Details To some, it is difficult to define the business value that IT Operations and Information Security can provide. Breaking down these technical ideas into more business-friendly terms can aid in showing this value, and where improvements should be made....

July 5, 2019 · 4 min · Ben Francom

Data Lifecycle Management

How to Identify and Prevent Data Sprawl PDF Version Summary With the blur between on-premise and cloud networks, data finds its way into many unintended places. The sprawl of data across enterprise systems increases costs and puts information at risk of loss, or theft. An enterprise’s reputation can be further tarnished based on noncompliance, loss of intellectual property, and/or public embarrassment. A good Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) strategy can help manage these risks to ensure data is protected and used in accordance with policy....

May 22, 2019 · 4 min · Ben Francom

New Mutt and Outlook365 eBook!

This $4.99 (USD) eBook describes a basic IMAP connection Ubuntu setup from mutt to control your Office 365 or Outlook mail. This should also work with Mac and other Linux flavors. Buy Basic Mutt Office365 BookWhat it includes: Installation instructions for mutt and msmtp Basic mutt configuration for Outlook (Outlook365/Office365) msmtp configurion to send mail easily via mutt Common troubleshooting steps. Generous comments throughout the configuration files so you can tell what each line does My next eBook will have advanced instructions which will include: Offline version Automatic login Using the side-bar Colors Custom Hooks Setting this up in a Docker container Windows, Linux, Mac versions of the eBook Querying AD, LDAP, Or Mac Address Book Specific outbound firewall example (UFW, OpenBSD PF) Screencast video of connecting, reading, and sending mail through mutt Subscribe and receive awesome music, tech info and exclusive content directly from Ben:...

March 2, 2019 · 1 min · Ben Francom

Mutt Offline Outlook365 With mbsync

Nitty Gritty I’ve been using the mutt e-mail client for about two years now. I love mutt. I’m a die hard Linux/BSD guy, and am in the console a lot. I love mutt’s simplicity"1& power. I love being able to customize it. Mutt’s motto is among the best ever penned: “All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less.” It is so fast at e-mail (reading/deleting/sorting/tagging/moving/filtering, etc), that it is hard to use anything else....

November 23, 2014 · 6 min · Ben Francom