Log4j and Security (In)Visibility

December 15, 2021 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

In the IT security world, there’ve been a lot of sleepless nights recently due to a newly discovered security vulnerability that lets attackers who are not even very technically sophisticated, remotely inject code on a computer and take over control of it. This is due to a mishap in a very popular Apache Java program logging component, now nicknamed “Log4j” ( [...]

How To Check if the Email Sent was Delivered Encrypted all through to the Recipient

December 13, 2021 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Registered Encryption, The Must-Have Gift of 2021 I’m not telling you anything new when I say that this holiday season is a bit unique—maybe not as unique (or uniquely bad) as last year, but certainly a time without precedent in my memory. First of all, it seems like the holiday shopping season got started in August, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday started weeks in advance ( [...]

Ingestion Isn’t Just for Thanksgiving Leftovers

December 06, 2021 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The week after Thanksgiving is a time for reflection: What exactly did my uncle say at dinner? Why do we all have to watch the Lions play football every year? How will I ever feel normal again after ingesting half my weight in carb-rich foods? The answer to this last question is quite simple: gradually, and patiently return to your regular eating and exercise regime. For many private equity-backed or public insurance firms, ‘gradual’ and ‘patient’ are words not to be found [...]

We’ve Finally Figured Out the Price of Peace-of-Mind (Hint: It’s Not Priceless)

November 29, 2021 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

While you are in your turkey-tryptophan-induced state of (peace-of-) mind, we thought we’d include you in our insights of the price people generally are comfortable paying for peace-of-mind. Our crack team at RPost has been working tirelessly to answer one of the most pressing questions in modern economic theory: what is the precise sensitivity point human beings have for achieving a feeling akin to ‘peace-of-mind’? In other words: how much are [...]

I'm Confused, Is it Black Friday, Cyber Friday, or Cyber Monday on Friday?

November 22, 2021 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

According to Wikipedia, the earliest known use of "Black Friday" to refer to the day after Thanksgiving occurred in the journal, Factory Management and Maintenance (I can’t say I subscribe), for November 1951 and again in 1952. Contrary to popular belief, it was not about sales volumes so large that accounting ledgers got “back into the black”. It purportedly referred to the practice of workers calling in sick on the day after Thanksgiving so as to get a four-day weekend. [...]