No Pattern in Network Security Alerts? You tell me.

POTS phone

Given my blog is being constantly attacked and throwing alerts to my monitoring system, I just thought I’d put this visual out there in case anyone thought it was “fake” news.

Yes, yes, I have backups and backups of backups and backups of backups of backups offline, etc…. Plus redundant logging with IAM “write / not read” permissions, encrypted and pushed to accounts I don’t even have access to.

Recent security alerts on my blog (all blocked, but recorded) for your viewing pleasure.

Note the security legend on the lower right.

And yes I am omitting the time-frame and cropped out other specifics because that is common sense. But you get the point.

This is a continuous attack. And this is how brazen people become when you don’t defend yourself. We need to defend ourselves.

This is a a hassle. And not a good use of American minds, or anyone’s for that matter.

Trickle down economics might not work, but trickle down inventions sure as hell do (Edison? Tesla? Einstein? The kid next door? What could she be inventing if not being distracted bs?)

Blogometer – Staying within the boundaries of a corporate message is pure non-sense

(regarding bloggers) "Staying within the boundaries of a corporate message is pure non-sense."

and

“If your employees are releasing confidential information, that’s not a blogging problem. It is a more general problem. It’s called incompetence.“

and perhaps the best reality sound bite (byte?) is:

"Kick off party won’t do. Bloggers increase costs, and increase risks. You need to have a real plan in place."

http://engrm.com/blogometer/2005/12/16/big-blogging/ (via Scoble)

Two marketing ideas from the blogosphere

Concepts from the echo chamber.

The first idea is from a post linked from HorsePigCow and relates to using images to test for human versus bot posting.  Basically, you can use this concept to combat comment spam or similar.  If you run a lot of web sites like we do, you feel my pain and can see the potential!

http://metaatem.net/words/hello world

The second is this post on "piggy back marketing" discussing basically commenting on every blog post a competitor has.

I guess that when you don’t have a real marketing team or budget, you just piggyback on other’s efforts. 

Via Rubel: PR Newswire has launched a podcasting service.  I feel so "mains tream"

http://www.prnewswire.com/rss/main.shtml