8 Reasons NOT to Use Microsoft Forefront TMG’s Reporting

I’ve been having a look through the reporting functionality included in Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway to find that not much has changed from ISA Server 2006. There is some new information regarding the newly implemented URL categorization and threat management technology, but there is very little flexibility or customization for those with reporting requirements beyond general overviews cluttered with irrelevant information. Here is what I consider to be the 8 main limitations of Microsoft Forefront TMG’s reporting functionality.

Top 10 Stupid Things you can do at work to get yourself fired!

Browse for awesome porn! Find awesome porn and then attach it to a group email, sent to everyone who works with you in accounting… Overrun your lunch hour by 4 hours because poker_champ03 is beating you at 5 card stud… Write an email to your lover describing in intimate details what you would like to …

More Students Bypassing Schools’ Internet Security

International Business Times (IBT) recently reported that “Many young people are turning to proxy servers to get round their school’s internet security systems to access banned websites, including social networks and gaming sites.”

80% of Cyber Attacks are Preventable

“If network administrators simply instituted proper configuration policies and conducted good network monitoring, about 80 percent of commonly known cyber attacks could be prevented.”

Another Reason Organizations Should Avoid Excessive Internet Blocking

Google Alerts have become an invaluable tool to keep track of WebSpy’s online presence and mentions. I’m also alerted on keywords related to other players in the Internet Security Industry. The last couple of weeks I have noticed quite a steep increase in alerts on a well-known internet blocking and filtering vendor. Majority of these …

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Ho, Ho, How will it Affect your Workplace?

Tis should be the season to be jolly but it looks like employers have reasons to watch out, and maybe even cry, all because Santa Claus is coming to town. Gallup has reported that Christmas spending intentions are currently down, compared to last year. Americans are planning to spend an average of $740 on gifts …

Lessons learned from a hacked Twitter account

If you follow @WebSpy on Twitter, you would have received a very strange Direct Message (DM) from us yesterday. Something along the lines of “rofl this you?” or “you’re on this vid!” or “I found you on here!”

Unfortunately, the WebSpy Twitter account fell victim to a phishing scam, and as a result sent phishing spam to all our Twitter followers. We are embarrassed by the incident and we apologize to all of our followers, especially the ones that clicked the link in the DM and were caught by the phishing scam themselves.

Here’s a rundown of the event in the hope that it will help others know what to look out for.

How should Employees use Social Media?

WebProNews is an online news site covering the latest developments in search engines, SEO, social media marketing and online advertising and I have been subscribing to them for many odd years. Recently they have been posting interviews, surveys and comments in relation to the use of social media. New research from Robert Half Technology indicates …

How to Improve Public Proxy Management and Control

Using public proxies generally involves browsing to a public proxy website to request access to another site, usually blocked or prohibited by organizational policy. When accessing sites in this fashion, firewalls, filtering devices and monitoring solutions are only aware that an employee, or student, has accessed the public proxy site, and not the actual end …