Reese's 15+ years in information technology includes six years at NASA and five as data center and disaster recovery coordinator for a county on the Texas Gulf Coast. Reese authored the county's IT preparedness, continuity, and disaster recovery plan as well as the monthly newsletter for 1,300 county employees. He also administered the county's information security training program.
Reese began his college career later than most at age 45, earning an AAS in Application Programming, a BS in IT Management, and a MS in Information Security and Assurance.
While most of his content will be IT-related, you may find Reese's posts in other categories as well. He has successfully explored a variety of career paths over the last four decades, including seven years as a police officer and nine as an investigator for a Texas state agency. He spent 13 years in the music and recording industry in Austin and Nashville and has written radio advertising and news reports. He also owned and boarded horses for many years and is an avid vegetable gardener.
Reese uses his years of wide-ranging experience to write on a variety of topics and hopes you find his articles useful and informative.
This is a fun article about using old-fashioned techniques to test your garden soil. These are tried and true methods of checking soil composition, drainage, organic content, and pH using only household goods, bare hands, and worms. Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. | Read More →Words: 1176 Downloads: 0 Category: Gardening By: Reese Kimmons
This article provides an overview of what is needed to create and implement an organizational cybersecurity plan. Also provided is information about free resources available that can be used as guides for plan creation. These plans include technical and physical security controls, recovery and continuity procedures, and recommendations regarding employee training. | Read More →Words: 1356 Downloads: 0 Category: Technology By: Reese Kimmons
The water bath canning method dates back to the early 19th century and was invented in response to Napoleon's 1795 request for someone to develop a way to preserve food for his troops in the field. This method doesn't require a pressure cooker, is very simple, and, if done carefully and safely, can be very rewarding. This article discusses what one can can and what one can't can using this technique. Also discussed are costs, availability of recipes, and the process involved. | Read More →Words: 1533 Downloads: 0 Category: Cooking By: Reese Kimmons
This article provides information about common ransomware attack vectors and recommendations for hardening an organization's environment to prevent attackers from being successful. Included also are recommendations for incident response and business continuity planning as well as training for employees. Cautionary details relating to how organizations respond to successful attacks are also provided. | Read More →Words: 1039 Downloads: 0 Category: Technology By: Reese Kimmons
You have a favorite sauce, but you wish it had just a little more or less of one thing or another. There's a salsa you like, but it's just a bit too hot. You have a garden, so why not grow your own sauce makings? The ingredients list on the can is your garden plan and the beginning of your recipe. Once you harvest, tweak your sauce just the way you like it and can it - no more store-bought. Maybe you're allergic to something in your favorite off-the-shelf sauce or you have high blood pressure and it has too much salt. No problem, just take out or substitute ingredients. | Read More →Words: 849 Downloads: 0 Category: Gardening By: Reese Kimmons
Not everyone has the space or the ability to create a garden to grow their own nutritious edibles at home. Some veggies and berries will grow and produce well in pots and other portable containers. This is a great option for renters, those who live in their RVs, and individuals who are physically unable to garden using traditional methods. This article lists some edibles that are good selections for growing in pots and provides some helpful hints. | Read More →Words: 1066 Downloads: 0 Category: Gardening By: Reese Kimmons
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