Friday, 14 August 2015

The truth about CyberSecurity

Many articles have been written about CyberSecurity. Most have focused on the broad meaning of the term and in some cases have treated CyberSecurity as an "off-the-shelf" product. The truth is that CyberSecurity is more complicated than that. In this article, we will discuss some of the reasons why Cyber Security is not only difficult to define, but just how complex it really is.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

How to force downloading/upgrading to Windows 10 on a VM for testing

I really wanted to test Windows 10 migration before I updated my Windows laptop. I decided to install a copy of Windows in a VM and upgrade that copy to Windows 10. Once I had Windows installed, I run Windows Update and got all the latest updates for my installation. But, the Windows 10 logo on my taskbar (Get Windows 10) did not appear. I restarted a couple of times just in case and run Windows Update again, but still nothing. 
Even though I could download an ISO image of Windows 10 or force the update through wuauclt.exe /updatenow, I discovered that the best way to do this is through the task scheduler which initiates the upgrade process as intended. Before you begin, you should navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete all the files in that folder.