Randy George

Profile of Randy George

Director, IT Operations, Boston Red Sox
News & Commentary Posts: 64

Randy George has covered a wide range of network infrastructure and information security topics in his 4 years as a regular InformationWeek and Network Computing contributor. He has 13 years of experience in enterprise IT, and has spent the last 8 years working as a senior-level systems analyst and network engineer in the professional sports industry. Randy holds various professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Check Point, a BS in computer engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.

Articles by Randy George
posted in May 2009

Ramming The iPhone Into The Enterprise

Whatever side of the fence you're on about supporting the iPhone in the Enterprise, you're probably going to have to do it eventually. The question is, can you appease your users and keep your data safe simultaneously? There might be a middle ground to be found.

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I Just Won Another Game Of Hacker Chess

True security geeks love to one-up each other. In much the same way that Chloe O'Brian one-upped Janeane Garofalo's character, Janis Gold, on 24 last night, I just out-dueled a fellow security pro. Have you ever played a game of hacker chess? If you can find someone you trust to play with, you could be saving your job by engaging in this high-stakes exercise, because it's not a game at all, it's a simple penetration-testing exercise that should be a routine part of your monthly to-do list

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A Data Loss Lesson Learned The Hard Way

I experienced what felt like a death in the family recently when my own laptop was stolen right from my office, along with all of my work, personal financial data, and most importantly to me, family photos. Being a security analyst, I felt a sense of complicity for not being better prepared for this eventuality. Don't let what happened to me happen to you. You can fight back, and on the on.

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