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Kirt S Cathey
Kirt S Cathey
Spent four years studying electronics and chemistry before finally obtaining a BA in Japanese from San Francisco State University in 1992. The focus of my career has been in information security, security devices, and monitoring systems in the financial industry. Speak, read, and write Japanese.
Mar. 24, 2010 3:35 am
Hi All!! Still alive and kicking. Been a couple weeks since the last posting but have been hard at work putting together another platform iteration of WorkPapers software. So far, I have created the audit working papers management software solution in Cocoa and RealBasic, so this time around thought I would try one more iteration in Java and Ajax. For more information about WorkPapers , please...  Read More
Dec. 13, 2009 4:25 pm
A couple weeks ago I had a small rant about the HSBC bankruptcy leak, where I found the bank's reaction to the issue rather surprising. Then this morning as I go through my reading list (it's Monday), this article from Network World shows that TSA fell into the same problem. However, this most recent article goes into the problem much deeper, especially on the second page of the article. The...  Read More
Nov. 24, 2009 1:57 am
(The contents herein are my personal opinion and not the opinion of any current or previous employers.) This article is not an expression against the many IS and IT auditors out there that really know what they are doing and offer an added value to their clients. It is a voice thrown out into the airwaves that portrays the state of the profession as I have seen it develop within the Big Four...  Read More
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No Worries, We Are NOT Vulnerable To The OpenSSL Bug

We do not use OpenSSL here at or No need to worry or change passwords here because of the widely-publicized Heartbleed Bug. We have suffered two short outages recently presumably because much of the Internet transport infrastructure does rely on OpenSSL and they have been updating their systems.

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