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About debshinder

Technology analyst and author, specializing in enterprise security. Author of or contributor to over 25 books, including "Scene of the Cybercrime." Fourteen-year Microsoft MVP, married to Microsoft FTE Tom Shinder, and proud mom of two wonderful grown-up human children and three amazing Japanese Chin pups. In my spare time, I love to travel - especially on cruise ships - and write about my grand adventures.

Dear MSC Seaside: A love letter

My Dear Seaside – We’ve been seeing each other for almost two years now, and I think we’ve reached the point in our relationship when it’s time to have “the talk.”  Things have gotten serious, now that you’ve given me … Continue reading

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MSC Seaside Day Four: Happiest Birthday Ever

This is the fourth installment of the day-by-day, blow-by-blow review of our September 14-21, 2019 cruise on the MSC Seaside. If you don’t have the time or inclination to read the “long form,” there is an intro/overview that hits the highlights … Continue reading

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MSC Seaside Day Three: Late Port Day

This is the third installment of the day-by-day, blow-by-blow review of our September 14-21, 2019 cruise on the MSC Seaside. If you don’t have the time or inclination to read the “long form,” there is an intro/overview that hits the highlights … Continue reading

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Safety at Sea: It’s a shared responsibility

I’ve been working in the IT security sector for two decades, and as more and more organizations have transitioned to cloud computing, something we stress is that security becomes a shared responsibility when you entrust your resources to a cloud … Continue reading

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The Travel Gamble: When Good Trips Go Bad

Someone I know, who is travel-averse, is fond of saying that taking a trip is a gamble. And it is – just like getting married or accepting a job offer or, indeed, getting out of bed in the morning.  Like … Continue reading

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MSC loyalty program: Diamond is the new Black

Note: I don’t have any “insider info” about any upcoming changes to the loyalty program. This article is purely analytical and speculative as to what some MSC cruisers might like to see if a higher status tier should ever be created. … Continue reading

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MSC Seaside Day Two: Underway

This is the second installment of the day-by-day, blow-by-blow review of our September 14-21, 2019 cruise on the MSC Seaside. If you don’t have the time or inclination to read the “long form,” there is an intro/overview that hits the … Continue reading

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