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    The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does….

    ~ Napoleon Hill

    Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle... Napoleon Hill Read the rest of this entry »
    Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill Read the rest of this entry »
    This is an in-depth analysis and attack data from HP DVLabs. Documenting security vulnerabilities and breaches for 2010. The goal of this report is to arm enterprise IT, network and security administrators with information on the attacks targeting their data centers and networks. Read the rest of this entry »
    Many Security Experts believe that the Epsilon breach will lead to an increase in “spear phishing” attacks, those that take advantage of known trust relationships between corporations and customers by crafting personalized messages that address recipients by name, thereby increasing the apparent authenticity of the email. Read the rest of this entry »
    “To ... not prepare is the greatest of crimes; to be prepared beforehand for any contingency is the greatest of virtues." ~Sun Tzu Read the rest of this entry »
    If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril. Read the rest of this entry »

    And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”

    ~ Abraham Lincoln


    I was reminded of something today that is one of the biggest issues I see in companies I audit… Negativity.. and Negative People.

    Negativity is the root of many enterprise issues.  It is very expensive, possibly costing companies billions of dollars each year.

    I have conducted hundreds of audits across the fortune 1000, and there always seems to be one or two people who you encounter during the audit that ooze negativity. …. “we can’t do that”… “management does not give me the capability to change that”…. “that will never work”… “write it up… will not change a thing.. I have no authority”

    Change in life.. in an organization, in an individual,  can only come when we shed the negative opinions, negative personalities, and negative people.  Negativity sucks away energy.  If part of the negativity stems from ones attitude or perspective, one needs to commit to at the beginning of each day and each activity to find something positive in yourself and in others around you.

    If the people around you are negative and you can’t change that, either remove yourself from the situation or view it simply as one obstacle you face in pursuing your own potential. Stay focused on your own goals and make the best of the situation.

    Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results in yourself and the enterprise.


    “Your critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you…. When you’re screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they’ve given up on you.”

    ~ Randy Pausch “The Last Lecture”