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Vulnerability Management

Edge Focused/Centric World …. Security Needs.

The IT landscape always seems to be changing and advancing. It has gone from centralized to distributed and back several times. And again, seems to be transitioning from centralized environments and moving to distributed – a lot to the edge. We are moving toward a more edge-centric/focused technology environment. With IoT, Wi Fi, 5G, more…

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Building a Security Culture

Why is it important? What are the risks? How do we build that culture?  The reason that IT security is important is twofold. First of all, more data is being kept electronically/digitally vs. keeping hard copies. As a result, more information is being kept in this format because it is easy. Plus, the second reason…

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A Couple Steps to Improve Your Cybersecurity

Security is one of the key areas that companies are looking to improve. Ask any senior IT manager and it ranks as one of the top initiatives. Ask almost any business executive and it is also a high ranking topic. I have been on several calls with our resident security analyst and he almost always…

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Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware has been around for about a decade. But it still is a concern for many CIO’s, IT managers and business executives. Ransomware is a type of malicious code/software that threatens to either publish the victim’s data or withhold access to recovering files until a Ransom is paid. The actual malicious code/software is typically delivered…

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Patch Management Best Practices

In a report published by the SANS Institute reviewing IT security spending trends (2018), they rank “spending effectiveness”. The effectiveness rank of the top 5 in a list of 21 is: Access & Authentication Endpoint Security Advanced Malware prevention Wireless Security Continuous monitoring The top 5 in dollars spent are: Access & Authentication Advanced Malware…

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Disaster Recovery (DR) Planning

DR planning can be a challenging task. It requires gathering and documenting information from multiple sources. But it is important and equally important to keep updated. Here are some reasons to update/create a DR Plan. Hardware and systems fail Humans make mistakes User expectations — everything works all the time The cost of downtime to…

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Renewed Focus on Productivity

We’ve all heard of “costs and standards of living” as it relates to wages, salaries, and benefits, but did you ever think about how that amount is calculated? It actually all boils down to productivity and the fact that in any given hour, you can produce more in terms of products and services than your…

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One Billion Passwords Have Been Compromised!

In a news report it was revealed that up to 1 billion passwords have been compromised. As an IT professional we know to do. Quickly either delete the affected account or change the password. And if we use the same password or naming convention, all other accounts we have get changed too. Even with the…

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Microsoft Windows 7


Microsoft has officially stopped selling Windows 7. Wait a minute and let that sink in. Windows 7 Professional was cleared for sale until October 31st and is no longer available. Unless there is stock currently available at a store. Windows 10 is listed as being supported indefinitely because, according to Microsoft, it’s the last version…

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