Bradford’s Brain Balloons – Column #0001 – VPN is not just for work

Bradford’s Brain Balloons – Column #0001 – VPN is not just for work

Logo for Bradford's Brain Balloons stating VPN is not just for work

Let me start with the basics, defining that three-letter acronym, Virtual Private Network. I have a rule that one cannot use a TLA (Three Letter Acronym) unless they know what it is short for. VPN allows a more secure connection between two computers via a public network. Typically, this connection is made via encrypted packets using an agreed upon scheme. The exact method is not relevant for the most part, what is important is that it is one that is trusted.

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Bradford’s Brain Balloons – Column #0000 – Exposition

Bradford’s Brain Balloons – Column #0000 – Exposition

Excellent question, everyone gets three experience points for that. A brain balloon is an idea that one wants to share. As this column was incubating during the website update, there were multiple names that Mr. Albright and I went through. It started as Brain Blisters from the various music themes of having “blisters on my … Read more

NDA does not need to mean No Digital Access

NDA does not need to mean No Digital Access

During my “day job”, I work on many projects that are subject to Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA). These projects range from new product development to new projects that have not been announced to details of clients and project contents. There are various levels of diligence called out in each agreement. I am not giving any … Read more

Your Data is AVNation’s Priority

Your Data is AVNation’s Priority

As many of you know, I am a privacy and security advocate. I am also the web architect and digital janitor of AVNation. I follow the principles of privacy and security as I design and implement the AVNation web presence. I am not alone in this desire for privacy and security; as a group, AVNation has joined the EFA. … Read more

DRM: The Ghost in the Machine

DRM: The Ghost in the Machine

When one thinks of AV in the boardroom typically the acronyms that comes to mind are VTC (video teleconferencing) and HDMI (High Definition Media Interface). Those are not the only initial sets of which to be aware. Some of the more impactful acronyms that don’t get the same attention include DRM (Digital Rights Management), HDCP … Read more

We just want to look at your computer…

Some of you may already be aware that AVNation is a member of the Electronic Frontier Alliance (EFA). Many of the board members of AVNation are also supporters and members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). You have probably read some of the pieces about Net Neutrality by Josh Srago on the site. Privacy, security, … Read more

Processes are More Important than Tools

In this age of collaboration there are many tools available to help teams work together. There is software to help automate processes. There is unified communications software. There is project management software. There is customer relationship management software. There is bug tracking software. I have found one thing to be consistent among all of these … Read more

Benn on AVB

The various methods of transporting audio digitally have expanded over the past decade, leading to a veritable alphabet soup of protocols to chose between. All of them have their advantages and disadvantages to be considered before deploying a system. There are multiple options available as there are multiple problems to be solved. Not all of … Read more