iPhone WiFi Calling not working

WiFi calling on the iPhone is awesome when it works…. But sometimes it doesn’t work.  Here are some steps to try to resolve WiFi Calling not working. Issues WiFi calling calls fail Battery Drain Incoming calls aren’t ringing Incoming callers can’t hear you iPhone gets warm when on WiFi iPhone switches between WiFi carrier and … Continue Reading

iPhone or iPad sync session failed to start

The backup and sync feature with Apple’s iTunes is slowly being replaced by iCloud’s features. But if you’re cheap like me and have over 120GB on your 128GB iPhone, you don’t want to resync with the cloud in the event of a failure. I have so much freaking data, I need a local back up. … Continue Reading

Social Investing?

I think Motif Investing is the New wave for the younger generation investor. We always “google it” before we try anything and we’re such a “DIY” generation. Why not with investing? E-trade and Scottrade are part of our parents generation. Motif is cheaper, more intuitive, and easier. It also has a “social” side where you … Continue Reading

Security Rant: Phishing Prevention and Mitigation

I think there are 3 parts to phishing defense. 1. Investigation You have to gather statistics on the current state of the environment. Should the customer even invest in training or tools to prevent links from being clicked?  They won’t know until they run a campaign to find out how many users fall prey to … Continue Reading

10 Misconceptions I Had Before Moving To NYC (part 1)

Back in 2013 I moved to New York City. The “Big Apple”. The “City That Never Sleeps”. I was 28 years old and had been a few times before and heard all about it in the movies and media. I thought I knew what I was getting into…. But I didn’t. Living in New York … Continue Reading

JUNOS Space Security Director Rules

JUNOS Space 14.1 and Security Director 14.1 have been out for a few months now.  With this version, I can finally start recommending the widespread adoption.  I’ve actually started using it and started installing it for customers.  It’s finally usable and workable! Juniper’s documentation is usually one of the better vendors out there, but for some reason, the … Continue Reading

Password Protection #netsec

We all hate it when our companies make us change our passwords every 60 days.  But they do it for a reason!  It’s more secure! With all of the hoopla over the leaked celebrity scandalous pictures, I thought I’d revisit a topic that’s been covered to DEATH, but no one seems to really take the advice … Continue Reading

Know Your Environment #netsec

In one of my recent posts (5 Things Every Network Needs) I mentioned application/endpoint visibility.  Let’s look into this idea a bit further. When you are looking to implement security mechanisms in your network, you need to know what you’re securing.  Not just “what” you’re securing, but how it works, what it’s for, and where … Continue Reading

East to West Data Center Security? #netsec

I always recommend layered security. And East-to-West Data Center Security is no different!  However, security for the sake of security isn’t ever a good thing. So let’s take a look at East-to-West DC security. I’d also wholeheartily agree with intrusion prevention (IPS) and possibly application layer security on east-to-west data center traffic.  Hackers are breaching East-to-West … Continue Reading