Chris Nowell
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About Chris
I have 21 years of IT experience, speak French and English and hold the following designations:
  • MBA - Indiana University's Kelley School of Business
  • BSc. in Computer Science - University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada
  • CISSP® - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISA® - Certified Information Systems Auditor (scored 87% on the exam)
  • PCIP™ - PCI Professional
  • ITIL® Foundations (scored 95% on the exam)
  • TCSP - Trend Micro™ Certified Security Professional
    (5 certifications: TMCM, IMSS, EPS/Threat Analysis, ServerProtect, OfficeScan)
  • Former ISA™ - PCI Internal Security Assessor (note: I no longer work for the sponsoring organization as a full-time employee, so my ISA designation is no longer valid)

The Rogue Wireless Access Point Site Survey Triangulator provides an alternative to walk-about tools and expensive installed infrastructure-based tools.

Windows security analysis is repetative and time consuming. The Windows Security Tool (now part of ThreeShield Information Security) does the work for you.

Unix, Solaris, AIX, and Linux security analysis is repetative and time consuming. The Unix Security Tool (now part of ThreeShield Information Security) does the work for you.

This NIST Special Publication 800-63 password policy compliance checker spreadsheet helps to determine if password policies comply with the Electronic Authentication Guideline. Feel free to use it to test your own systems. If you like it, please donate to the development fund.

This little 84KB program from 2002 called Text Cleaner, is presently in use on over 15,470 computers and is still receiving accolades for its user interface and ease of use.

This site contains booklets and PowerPoint presentations to teach non-IT personnel about:
  • IT Foundations
  • Wired network security
  • Wireless network security
  • Spyware and virus removal
Please click here to view these presentations

Active Directory Date Converter

Unix Timestamp Date Converter

Unix Security Analyzer

Windows Security Analyzer

NIST SP 800-63 password policy compliance checker

News: ThreatPost
Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Netflix Opens Public Bug Bounty Program with $15K Payout Cap

Zuckerberg Breaks Silence: ‘We Made Mistakes’ Regarding Cambridge Analytica Debacle

Facebook Fallout Continues as Politicians Call For Legal Action

Orbitz Warns 880,000 Payment Cards Suspected Stolen

News: SecurityFocus
News: CBC
CBC | Technology News

Here are the places in Canada — yes, Canada — vulnerable to drought

How to protect your personal info on Facebook

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017

'Horrified' scientists watch killer whale infanticide

News: CNN - RSS Channel - App Tech Section

Mihir Garimella is making drones that go where humans can't


© 2006, 2007, 2008 Christopher A. Nowell, BSc, CISSP, CISA, TCSP

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