In my latest guest blog post for Assertion, I take a look at the NSA guidelines for securing VoIP and UC.  I learned a few new tricks and expect that you will, too.  Take a look at let me know what you think about it. Deploying VoIP the NSA Way

“God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change The courage to change the things I can And the wisdom to know the difference” Reinhold Niebuhr Today marks my one-year anniversary as an Avaya employee.  As I wrote in It’s Déjà vu All Over Again, this is also the anniversary of my […]

In my latest guest article for Assertion I ask you How Vulnerable is Your VoIP? It’s worth a look if only for a photograph of an 18-year-old me.

“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” Albert Schweitzer While listening to the radio program The Splendid Table on Minnesota Public Radio, I heard what I considered to be a disturbing piece.  One of the guests was a chef from New York who proclaimed that he is anti vegetarianism.  His […]

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” Samuel Johnson A lot has changed in the last several months.  Here in Minnesota, new COVID-19 cases are falling every week.  As of today, 47.3% of the population is fully vaccinated and 55.2% have had a least […]

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin Life is filled with unexpected events.  In most cases, we make tiny adjustments and carry on.  We trip.  We stumble.  We pick ourselves up and pay closer attention to where our feet are taking us. Others force us […]

There’s an old saying that goes, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”  While I am not advocating that you become a SIP hacker, it’s important that you become familiar with the tools they use.  In my latest guest blog, I take a look at one of the most popular SIP hacking tools — SIPVicious.  […]

“Older men declare war, but it is youth that must fight and die.” Herbert Hoover Monday is Memorial Day and I can’t help but think about my deceased father and his service to his country.  Like most men his age, my father spent his late teens and early twenties in some branch of the armed […]

“I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me.” John Green Since 1949, the United States has designated the month of May as Mental Health Month. I grew up surrounded by people who suffer from one form of mental illness or another, so I am fully aware of the trauma it brings […]

I live in a gated community, but I still lock my doors. My LinkedIn connections may have noticed that I list two current jobs.  My day job is Client Experience Innovations at Avaya.  That’s a fancy way of saying that I am paid to dream up and prototype new ways for people to connect and […]