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Showing posts from May, 2019

Password Management

The need to create, store and manage passwords is a huge responsibility in modern day life. So why is it that so many people do it so poorly? This is a loaded questions with answers ranging from people being uneducated, to lazy, to educated but not affective in their methods and many more. This blog is to help those (in some way even myself) around me strengthen their online security. Why does it matter? To answer this let's look at a few numbers. According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s most recent study , 17.6 million people in the US experience some form of identity theft each year. Ok fine but that is identity theft that has nothing to do with password management. What is one way someone can start getting information about who you are? How do they get access to steal your money? From Cyber Security Ventures 2019 report : "Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that healthcare will suffer 2-3X more cyberattacks in 2019 than the average amount for other industries. W

Sitecore Sidekick

One of the struggles with any CMS is how to move content from one enviornment to another. Each CMS tends to have its own flavor of how to do this. With Tridion you have the content porter for better or worse, often worse. With Sitecore you have a few options between Unicorn and Team Development for Sitecore (TDS) and a few others. Both Unicorn and TDS are focused on moving content out to production. What I mean by that is they are really good and moving content item from development out to production. They don't really support the use case of bring content items from production or other higher level enviornments down to lower level environments. So what do we do with that content authors create in production that we would like to seem in all enviornments and make standard in our deployments? This is where Sidekick comes in. Jeff Darchuk has created a great little plugin to Sitecore called Sidekick . This plugin makes it really easy, and fast, to copy anything from one environm