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From the Editor's Desk...

SQL Server 2014 Goodness  -  Have you seen some of the resources available to help get your arms wrapped around the latest release?

Keep Plugging Those Holes  -  Recent security holes have been plugged after being exposed for a long time. Fixing these known holes is great. But, how much effort should we be putting in to finding the ones we don't know about?

Agile vs. Big Picture - How Do You Reconcile?  -  More feedback needed: Interesting feedback on the previous thoughts about "2" (or 3) things for developers to consider in projects... is it at cross-purposes with Agile techniques?

Lines of Defense  -  Where are our it resources most vulnerable to attack? Follow the conversation for insight into lines of defense you may need to implement.

The Stability of Information Systems is... Dangerous?  -  We've come to accept and assume that our systems work as advertised and work as needed. While this may usually be the case, a healthy respect and cynicism has its place and benefit.

The Impact of Vulnerable Systems  -  What is the impact of open vulnerabilities in your companies IT resources? It may be more painful that you think.

Security Alert - OpenSSL Risk  -  The OpenSSL library has been hacked resulting in the ability for Hackers to capture your encrypted data. Banks are saying don't use online banking. OS Vendors are releasing patches. Other vendors are making updates. Be aware and proactive.

Is Big Data in Danger of Becoming Its Own Worst Enemy?  -  So much good... at such a price of privacy? Is it all worth it? Is there a line in the sand where "Person of Interest" becomes reality and "Minority Report" pushes too far?

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager  -  This is a great tool. Simple to use, flexible, and very useful. I can't believe I am just now finding it.