November 28, 2017

In this edition of Trainers Underground we discuss the book The Second Machine Age and the predictions and recommendations for the future.  This book is a great place to start dealing with the history of how the first machine age revolutionized manual labor and the sec...

How safe are we? If planes can be hacked and cars can be hacked, what is preventing terrorists or contract killers from hacking vehicles to kill the occupants? IoT continues to grow exponentially and the device that have life safety implications are just as insecure pe...

Espionage is nothing new, with the advent of technology why wouldn’t spies take full advantage of the benefits and ease of use technology offers. Today a new form of spying has emerged called cyber-espionage. In this episode we talk about the recent Kaspersky debacle....

November 22, 2017

From the way-back machine.  Almost two decades ago when I did IT services for clients I came up with this as an information sheet for clients.  Basically, giving them a high-level overview of a IT Ops framework.  I did this before Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) o...

November 21, 2017


Since we'd been talking about AI recently in the beginning of class before we get down to the lesson of the day, thought you'd might find this interesting.

November 18, 2017

NASA’s Intelligent Systems Division is working on AI and robotics.  In the Autonomous Systems and Robotics technical area, they are working to enable complex systems through the development of technologies that can adapt in response to changing conditions, knowledge, a...

November 17, 2017

Cybercriminals have a perfect platform for conducting cybercrime.  The Dark web is the place where criminals hide, but that is not all that is on the dark web.  What is on the dark web?  Does it matter?  What are the risk we face as a result of the dark web?  Is the da...

November 16, 2017

Speech recognition and talking with machines is not a new area of research but there seems to be growth in an awkward way.  Talking with machines is more than having a machine determining what is said like speech recognition.  It is about understanding what is meant by...

November 15, 2017

Microsoft experiment to have AI tweet as if it was a teenage girl named Tay, goes horrible wrong as it learns from Internet Trolls.  One important thing to know about AI is for any learning to occur, human or AI is that it will only be as good as the information you gi...

November 15, 2017

For many years people have been using aluminum foil to help enhance and extend the range of their Wi-Fi networks.  The question we may have is well how well would it perform?  Will it make a significant or noticeable difference?  What do you think?  Here are a few vide...

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