The Need for an Adaptive Security Management Architecture

Aug 23 2016

The adaptive security management architecture (ASMA) seeks to take advantage of existing security practices and build upon them to promote the value of security to the business and to ensure a meaningful security posture. The ASMA is as much about the business and the security organization operating as a business unit as it is about security, risk, and compliance. There are many facets to the ASMA to achieve this, including capability maturity, applying security through services, and performance, security, and quality measurements that combine to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. Moreover, the characteristics of the ASMA provide clear visibility into operations and security that ultimately translate to adaptability and enabling the business.

Wondering why your digital photos are so large in file size, super slow to print or upload?

Aug 09 2016

People wonder why their digital photos are so large in file size, super slow to print or upload, or why when they add it to a Powerpoint file, their Powerpoint file ends up being humongous. Let's start with some definitions. Megapixels or MP = amount of pixels in millions in a digital image also known as resolution. Resolution = dimensions of the image in pixels, so Width x Height. The higher the resolution, the more pixels fit in that image and the larger the image will be. So you're probably thinking that the higher the resolution the higher the quality of the image? Well, this is true but only in extreme cases, for example if you were printing out wall sized images or billboards. For a fixed size display, higher megapixels do not absolutely mean higher quality. For example, an average computer LCD screen at 19 inches runs at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 or about 2 megapixels. If you take a picture at 4 megapixels <2304 x 1728> and view them on your LCD that runs at 2 me ...

iPads in (Municipal) Government

Apr 03 2012

An increasing amount of agencies have gone (or are considering going) paperless via tablet devices such as iPads. Besides looking cool, the reason is obvious; for the multitude of benefits and efficiencies it provides.