Network Security

Disaster Recovery Plan – Is Your Business Prepared?

If a disaster struck your business now, would you be ready to handle it? According to FEMA, over 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster. Almost all organizations rely on technology for daily operations, and the amount of data and information technology lost to disaster will only increase as time goes on.  So, what…

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Are you disposing of your devices properly?

We talk about safely disposing of data on hard drives all the time. However, computers aren’t the only things with hard drives. Printers and fax machines need to be wiped clean before being disposed of. Printers and fax machines must have their hard drives completely wiped clean before being disposed of. These machines often keep…

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Use different passwords for different accounts!

Using the same password for multiple accounts could expose all your accounts following a single security breach. Be sure to use complex and unique passwords for each account. If you use the same password for multiple accounts, you increase your overall risk. The breach of a single account could potentially lead to the breach of…

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Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

What are Phishing scams? Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises (e.g., your university, your Internet service provider, your bank). These messages usually direct you to a spoofed website or otherwise get you to divulge private information (e.g., passphrase, credit card, or other account updates). The perpetrators then use…

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When Was The Last Time You Updated the Firmware On Your Firewall?

Firewalls are powered by two things: the hardware inside them and the firmware that makes them operate. The firmware embedded on the firewall is the software that enables the device to filter traffic and prevent unwanted traffic on the network. Like any software, firmware can also be improved, bugs can be found and repaired, new…

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Why Is It Important To Change Your Online Passwords?

Your computers carry a lot of sensitive and important data, so keeping that data safe is a major priority! One security tip for computer users is to constantly change your passwords  to something new, but it may not always be   clear why you need to do so. Changing your password avoids several dangers, here…

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Finding An Antivirus That Works For You

Everyone with a computer needs antivirus, but with so many to choose from how can you pick which software is best for you? First Narrow down your options based on the operating system you use. If you’re planning to upgrade soon or downgrade, take that all into consideration. Second Assess how you use your computer.…

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Network contingency plans!

Why is it important to have all your network and vendor information in one place for easy access? This is known as a contingency plan or also referred to as a disaster recovery plan. In these types of plans a document or group of documents are designed to help a business designate a course of…

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Security and Your Home WiFi

Our technology is moving from those old dusty cables and wires to a more streamlined world of wireless convenience. With this merge of technologies comes a new realm of security issues and for some of us an overwhelming possibility of unwelcomed threats. We, as the next generation of end users, need to start protecting ourselves…

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Our IT Technician John shares his thoughts on keeping Active Directory tidy

Keeping Things Organized When it comes to domains and organizations Active Directory is king. Active Directory is what organizes our Computers and Users within a domain and it authenticates and authorizes all devices and users to make them adhere to specified security policies. Active Directory is used mainly in corporate environments as a centralized location…

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