Sleigh Bells & Puppy Dog Tails

24 12 2010
Folk tale depiction of Father Christmas riding...

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Or something like that.  Pick your holiday cheer and be glad that TechTalk is here.

We are continuing our 2010 conference coverage with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) from earlier in the year. We also want to be sure to thank our friends at for their help with our coverage.

Check out the SHOW PAGE to find out more about this week’s show and the FLASH organization.

Keeping it short this week.  Gotta help Santa pack the sleigh.  Have a wonderful rest of the holiday season and get ready for 2011…we sure are.

Thanks Zemanta for the pics and the stories!


Bookmarks and Social Networking at Work

3 12 2010

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Now that you are as stuffed as the bird, let’s get back to TechTalk before we are all caught in the holiday rush.

Browser Wars

Our show with Tom Gutnick on BROWSER WARS is ready for download.  Along with the streaming show or download, we also updated the LAST WEEK’S SHOW PAGE to include a question from a listener about managing your bookmarks across multiple machines and Tom’s response.

And what’s on the menu for this week you ask?  Tony Bradley is back to tackle the implications of social networking at work.  What are employers worried about? What should employees know.  Our host, Tom D’Auria, and guest, Tony Bradley, will cover that and more on this week’s show.  Find out more about the show and our Week In Review on the THIS WEEK’S SHOW PAGE.

Here are some articles to keep you busy until the show comes on KFNX Sunday, 12/5 at 5pm EST | 4pm CST | 3pm MST | 2pm PST

Video in Business – Where it is and where it is going

26 08 2010
Light show!

Alejandro Hernandez. Used under Creative Commons License

This week, Sean McMann will be on the show to talk about video in business and where it is going. Visit the SHOW PAGE to find out more and bookmark the page so you can download the edited show early next week.  Along with tidbits on how to use it to your advantage, Sean will provide some of the options out there to make video a reality.

We’ll start with Tom covering holes in the energy grid you can drive a USB stick through, the iPhone security flaw that allows you to break the spell of your Apple and AT&T overlords, guess who wants to handle you medical records and much more in our Week in Review.  If our first story on the gaping holes in the energy grid’s security don’t get you worried, here is how the weakest link in the DoD opened the barn door for hackers.  That being said, the government has realized that we are far behind the expected upcoming demand for cyberwarriors, so they opened a summer camp.

April 25 – "Parental Control From Cyberbullying" with Neil Book

22 04 2010

Neil Book began his career with AT&T and joins Tom this week to cover a topic at the top of all parent’s list of topics they wish they knew more about. Find out more about cyberbullying – what it is, how to have a dialogue with your kids about it and ways you can minimize your kids way of becoming a victim.

Along with our Week In Review, we’ll also tell you how you can attend the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival – for real or virtually.

We’ll stream live from KFNX at 3pm MST | 6pm EDT on Sunday, April 25

Check back Monday for notes and links from the show!

March 14: Triple Threat

11 03 2010

This week, long time guest, Tony Bradley stops by to discuss “Protecting Sensitive Information From Inside Threats.” Tony is the ‘Chief’ Product Evangelist for Zecurion, and he is also a syndicated writer for PC World.

Specifically, Tony will address what IT managers need to be worried about from the inside, the amount of a certain technology employees should be able to use, and much more.
The show will air this Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 5 pm EST | 3 pm MST. The show can be listened to by tuning in to KFNX– 1100 if you are in the Greater Phoenix area or you can stream the show live by clicking on this link.

January 10- Week In Review

11 01 2010

We hope you enjoyed the show with Steve Dispensa about ‘Authentication and Security in 2010’. If you missed it, the show is available for download now.

Here are the stories featured in this past Week In Review:
  • First Skype HD Webcams From In Store Solutions Detailed- Engadget– [JUMP]
  • Pico Projector From Light Blue Optics Throws Up A 10 Inch Touchscreen Laser Projection- Gizmodo– [JUMP]
  • Vizio VXT Pro 3D HDTV’s Are Stacked For Cheaper: Local Dimming,480 Hz and Wireless HDMIGizmodo– [JUMP]
  • 3D TV Channels Will Bring Action Into Your Living Room- Kansas City- [JUMP]
  • AT&T Resumes NY iPhone Sales- Information Week- [JUMP]
Come back on Thursday for the show description for next Sunday.
Thanks for listening!

January 10- Security! Security!

8 01 2010

This week, our guest, Steve Dispensa stops by to discuss “Security in 2010”. Specifically, some of the problems he discusses is where cyber criminals attack and where they might go in the future. He also talks about user authentication and how that will come to play in 2010.

Steve is CTO & Co-Founder of PhoneFactor, an award winning two-factor authentication service that utilizes a device users already have – their phone. Steve has an extensive background in IT security, running a network consulting firm in the late 1990s before serving as Director of Systems Architecture within Sprint’s Broadband Wireless Group.

The show will air THIS SUNDAY, January, 10, 2010 at 5pm EST | 3pm MST on KFNX-1100 in Phoenix, AZ, and will also be available for live stream from this link.

Be sure to come back on Monday for the Week In Review post or to download the show if you miss it!

November 22- "The Insider Security Threat"

19 11 2009

Long time guest on the show, Tony Bradley stops by to talk about “The Enemy Within: The Insider Security Threat”. He talks on where threats come from in companies and how companies can combine security and productivity in an efficient state.

The Week In Review portion of the show will also be dedicated to Interop NYC that is being held this week at the Javitis Center.

Tony is the ‘Chief’ Product analyst for Zecurion and is a syndicated writer for PC World. Tony has also been recognized by the Microsoft MVP Program for the past four years.
Tony always brings a great topic for the show, so do not miss it.
The show will air this Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 5 pm EST/ 3 pm MST on KFNX- 1100 in the Greater Phoenix area and can be streamed at this same time from this link.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the show!

Fake IRS Email Scam

15 11 2009

Fake IRS Email Scam – Underreported Income

Author: Thomas Ajava

If there is one agency everyone responds to, it is the IRS. Scammers know this and have developed a host of campaigns using the name of the agency to sucker taxpayers into releasing information. A new email scam uses the threat of underreported income to get consumers to download a malicious file.

The IRS has been trumpeting its efforts to close the tax gap. Depending on the year, the agency estimates that between $300 and $450 billion dollars in tax revenue goes uncollected. One of the primary reasons is the underreporting of income by taxpayers. The email scam currently circulating uses this issue as its basis.

The scam comes to your email box from a purported IRS email address. The subject line of the email states “unreported/underreported income [Fraud Application]”. The body of the email then states that you’ve underreported income and refers to a unidentified part of your recent tax return which is supposedly attached to the email. You are then supposed to download the attachment to verify it. As you can probably already guess, the download is a malicious file.

The IRS has come a long way when it comes to the digital age. That being said, the agency is very old school when it comes to dealing with taxpayer issues. By this, I mean that the agency never sends notices of action to taxpayers by email. Everything is sent by snail mail with most of the notices automatically being kicked out by a computer. If you ever get an email from the IRS, you can usually assume it is a fake. If you have any doubts as to its legitimacy, you can just pick up the phone and call the IRS to ask if you’ve been sent anything.

The new IRS email scam plays on the fear taxpayers have of the agency. Don’t be a sucker. Ignore it and don’t reward such conduct.

About the Author:

Thomas Ajava writes for – locate personal income tax lawyers in Charlotte, North Carolina 24/7.

Article Source: ArticlesBase.comFake IRS Email Scam – Underreported Income

March 1, 2009- Week In Review

27 02 2009

This week, Tom gave us an array of information on podcasting with the help of our guest, Steve Lubetkin. It was a great show and we would love for you to follow imitechtalk on twitter and tell us what you think.

Here are some other stories that we brought to you this week:

  • Robotrains take over NY’s Brooklyn-Manhattan line under careful watch of human conductor overloads- Engadget- [JUMP]
  • AEG and Cisco Empower the Next Generation Fan Experience- CNN Money- [JUMP]
  • Apple Tells Shareholders That Jobs Will Return- NY Times- [JUMP]
  • iolo Technologies Delivers Full Windows 7 Compatability- PR Web- [JUMP]
  • ZigBee, Ethernet, Bluetooth, CAN, LIN Connectivity Solutions Showcased at Newark’s Technology First Microsite- Market Watch- [JUMP]

Upcoming Conferences and Events:

Tech Security Conference 2009- July, 2 2009 in Tampa, FL

The Tampa Tech-Security Conference features 25-30 vendor exhibits and several industry experts discussing current tech-security issues such as email security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, USB drives security & more. There will be lots of give a ways and prizes such as iPods, $25, $50 and $100 gift cards, as well as cash prizes and lots more! This unique conference format will provide educational speaker sessions as well as tremendous networking opportunities. You’ll come away with advice and knowledge you can start applying to your environment immediately. To register for this conference, click on the link in the left column. Your registration will include your breakfast, lunch, conference materials and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit area. Scroll down to view the full conference agenda.

Join us next week, March 8 when we delve into a brilliant discussion on Industrial Technology and Leadership with our guest, Dick Davies.