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Domino V10: The First Major Update in 5 Years!

Domino V10: The First Major Update in 5 Years! In recent news regarding Domino V10, Bob Schultz, General Manager of Collaboration Solutions at IBM, published a letter announcing the launch of DestinationDomino. In Bob’s letter he describes DestinationDomino to be “intended as your go-to place for everything you need to know about what’s happening with Domino V10 and the future Read More

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My Top Ten Favorites from DominoV10

IBM Think turned out to be a great week.  There was lots of information around security, cryptology, blockchain, quantum computing, and most exciting to me Notes DominoV10.  Notes 10 is real – not just a vision, not just marked up Visio documents, not just vapor ware.  It is being developed, compiled and tested. Can I be real a second?  When Read More

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Let’s Get Real: What’s in IBM Domino v10 – Thoughts & Recap

Yesterday, IBM and HCL held a joint webinar to formally introduce IBM Domino v10. To me the most important take away is IBM's commitment to the Domino platform. The future is bright for both 10 and beyond. In 2017 there were several sessions held with the Domino community, where vendors and customers provided feedback to IBM. They listened and understand Read More
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Wrangling Notes Client Security

When I started working with Lotus Notes in 1994, there was only the Lotus Notes client in the client server model. Majority of the workstations were located in the same geographical location on the same LAN as the server and remote users were also Lotus Notes clients that dialed in to the server via a modem. For the most part Read More

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Domino Database Security & Database Design Element Security

Securing Notes Databases Diving through the layers of securing Domino, we are now at database security. For any Notes database be it a mail file or an application the front door for getting in the database is the database’s Access Control List. Hence, it is imperative that you develop ACL standards and enforce them to control not only data access Read More

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Notes IDs – The Backbone of the Domino Security Model

The Domino and Notes security model is rooted in its ID files, formidable keys that are unique to each Domino installation. The loss or compromise of any Notes ID results in a recovery process, especially time consuming if that ID happens to be an Organization or Organizational Unit certificate. Properly storing and maintaining your Notes certifier, user and server IDs Read More

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The Stuff Outside of IBM Domino That Keeps Me Up at Night

The security of the Domino system is influenced by the physical location of the Domino server, Operating System configuration and network access points. It is important to understand how these can impact Domino. Physical Security Common security sense says that the servers of any application should be stored in a data center that has some type of controlled access. While Read More

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Domino Server Security – There are 10 Things You Need to Know

In the past I have rolled my eyes at top 10 lists. Then, about a year ago I became enthralled with the “Hamilton” soundtrack. Composer Lin Manual Miranda conveys the concept of duels in “Ten Duel Commandments”, listing the 10 rules of engagement. Towards the end of the musical, the 10 list is reprised in The “World Was Wide Enough,” Read More

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Petya Cyberattacks: How to Avoid and Defeat Ransomware

Petya Cyberattacks: How to Avoid and Defeat Ransomware Don’t let your guard down just yet. While the threat of last month’s WannaCry ransomware has just about disappeared, a new threat is already on the rise. The cyberattack is believed to have hit its first targets in Ukraine. Going after the central bank, main airport as well as the Chernobyl nuclear Read More