Bitlocker Error Code 0x803100b5 No Pre-Boot Keyboard Detected

OMG! I spent hours trying to solve Bitlocker Error Code 0x803100b5 No Pre-Boot Keyboard Detected.  The user may not be able to provide required input to unlock the volume.  I just had to post for future reference as I will surely forget this in a months time. I have been enabling Bitlocker encryption for pre-boot … Continue reading Bitlocker Error Code 0x803100b5 No Pre-Boot Keyboard Detected

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HIPAA HITECH and Windows 10 – 5 Settings to better secure ePHI

Windows 10 and HIPAA HITECH compliance was called into question soon after the OS was released.  This is not another post on whether or not Windows 10 is HIPAA compliant; for more on that you can read https://maaadit.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/hipaa-windows-10-privacy-concerns/. What this post is about is how to better secure ePHI if using Windows 10 in healthcare.  Should … Continue reading HIPAA HITECH and Windows 10 – 5 Settings to better secure ePHI

BitLocker – Too Many Pin Entry Attempts – Enter the Recovery Key to Get Going Again – Reset TPM Lockout

On system drives that have been encrypted with Bitlocker to enable pre-boot authentication, users may at one time or another find themselves locked out from the computer.  If too may pin entry attempts are made by the user, an administrator will have to enter the recovery key to get it going again.  Additionally, the administrator … Continue reading BitLocker – Too Many Pin Entry Attempts – Enter the Recovery Key to Get Going Again – Reset TPM Lockout

HIPAA Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

Windows 10 has generated privacy concerns for Healthcare IT professinals as much as it has generated interest in the consumer market. HIPAA Windows 10 Privacy Concerns are in full swing as healthcare organizations begin making preparations to update. Windows 10 privacy concerns regarding HIPAA regulations has risen from all the new features offered in Windows … Continue reading HIPAA Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

Cisco Linksys Valet M10 Firmware Upgrade to Tomato Toastman Build

As we add more devices and users to our home WiFi networks, there comes a need for better administrative controls.  There are many reasons why you may want to upgrade the firmware on your Cisco Valet M10 wireless router.  It all boils down to the fact that the manufacturer's firmware has limited features and your … Continue reading Cisco Linksys Valet M10 Firmware Upgrade to Tomato Toastman Build

Symantec Endpoint Protection Windows 10 Compatability

Is Symantec Endpoint Protection compatible with Windows 10? Only if it is the latest Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12.1.6.  Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.5 and previous versions are not compatible with Windows 10. With Microsoft upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8 to their newest OS platform, Windows 10, businesses are evermore challenged in keeping their security … Continue reading Symantec Endpoint Protection Windows 10 Compatability

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1.5 Antivirus Exclusion – Windows Server 2012 R2 – Citrix XenApp 7.6

Antivirus exclusions are an important step in deploying server based technologies.  Organization's performance needs are just as critical as security.  Antivirus protection on physical XenApp servers hosting applications and shared desktops can be a challenge when the appropriate exclusions are not set up because performance and availability can suffer drastically.  Some of the issues that … Continue reading Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1.5 Antivirus Exclusion – Windows Server 2012 R2 – Citrix XenApp 7.6