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Supply Chain Management In July of 2017 new standards were put in place for NERC SIP – 013-1, which is about implementation guidance and SIP – 010-3, which is about software integrity and authenticity. (North American Electric Reliability Corporation, which is associated with FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is a part of Electric…

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DNA, Data, and Dollars I am adopted and thus I have often thought of doing a DNA test. I really do not know much about my ethnicity, but every time the commercial is on television or the radio, this thought passes through my head; should I buy a DNA kit? If so, which one should…

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Data Integrity I have been interested in cyber security since the late nineteen nineties. One of the first things that I learned about was the three tenets of information security, which are confidentiality, availability and integrity. These three building blocks are at the core of every cyber security practice. While there has been debate over…

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Telemedicine My thyroid was surgically removed, thus I need Synthroid. I have had the same prescription for years and yet I often procrastinate in going to my primary physician, to get the prescription for the blood work, and then make another appointment, to review the results, to receive the prescription for same dosage of Synthroid.…

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Writing Women in to History I remember my 10th grade history teacher saying to all of us, go make herstory.  I have often thought about this comment throughout my life. I went to an all-girl, Catholic high school.  I think some people, in today’s politically charged environment, would think of herstory as a liberal concept.  But the teacher was not liberal and…

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 Cryptocurrency     Most people, who know me, know I love action movies. Thus bank heists fit right in to my genre of films.  Whether it is Point Break where the leading character disguises his face as one of the United State Presidents or Inside Man, a brilliantly executed hostage situation, or Swordfish which steals…

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 Blockchain The Internet changed our lives in numerous ways, and became a great equalizer for society. It changed the way we do business, and made the world a little smaller.  We now have another technology that will go a step further.  It is called blockchain. What is blockchain? First, blockchain is a distributed database, meaning…

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 Ada Lovelace The Mother of Computer Programming Of late, at least in my world, the impact of women in technology has become something of a topic de jour. Are women in technology, yes we are!  Do we impact technology, indeed we do!  Have we made a meaningful contribution to technology, we have and we continue…

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 Connected in the Cloud Have you heard of the Cloud? I am sure you have; it is impossible to be engaged with technology and not have heard the term the Cloud.  Just to be clear, the Cloud is not actually in the heavens, the terms origins are unknown, but its meaning is universally understood to…

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Digital Life and Death What will your digital legacy be and who will manage your digital life once you die? Tough questions, but they don’t necessarily have to be difficult if managed, while you are in control. Just as we should have a will that helps our loved ones deal with the assets of our…