DATA LOSS PREVENTION PART 2


  Our last post examined the important concepts of what Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is.  In this post, we now examine the required controls that are needed to safeguard these datasets, as well as the important features you need to look out for as you pick a particular DLP solution for your business.   The […]

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TRENDS IN ONLINE EDUCATION IN 2018


Online education is continually growing in the United States. Many experts have conducted research on the progression and direction of online education. USNews reported on this flexible alternative to traditional college courses by stating four trends that students should watch out for in 2018.   These trends include continued overall enrollment growth, use of more modern […]

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AVOIDING CARD SKIMMERS AT THE PUMP


  Many of us have heard of fuel dispensers being a target for card-skimming devices.  Brian Krebs wrote a post on his blog “Krebs on Security” on how to avoid these card skimmers, and he uses the San Antonio Police Department as a source for tips. Some of these tips include using only new fuel […]

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DATA LOSS PREVENTION PART 1


  To any business or corporation, information and data are the blood flow of daily operations.  This consists of market intelligence as it relates to your competition, the sensitive customer information (such as contact info, credit card/banking numbers, etc.) and even your own internal data.  Safeguarding all of this data is a must, not only […]

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THE FUTURE OF VIRTUALIZATION


  Server virtualization is a virtualization technique that involves breaking up a physical server into multiple small, virtual servers using a virtualization software. In his post for NetworkWorld called What’s the Future of Server Virtualization, Neil Weinberg describes the benefits of server virtualization and the different types of server virtualization. He also compares virtual machines […]

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SEVEN STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMARTPHONE


Our previous blog posts have examined the various cyber-based threats posed to Smartphones.  In this post, we examine seven steps that you can take to help mitigate those risks:   1. Use Two Factor Authentication:   This is also known as “2FA” for short. Two factor Authentication means that you are using two layers of […]

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ADIDAS DATA BREACH


Breach of security is a common topic in the news today, especially when it involves compromising the safety of consumers’ private information. Many consumers became more aware of the significant effects of data breaches earlier this year when the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal broke out; although, we have seen many large data breaches in the past. […]

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LIKE A SHINY NEW TRACTOR


  Driving across the Midwestern states of Nebraska and Iowa this week led me to some interesting conclusions about modern farming. First, farms and crops come in all shapes and sizes. Second, there are farms that are clearly more equipped for the fast-paced lifestyle of modern America. Third, there are efficient ways to farm, and […]

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BE AWARE OF MALWARE


  Cybersecurity is a growing field in this developing technology era; it is something that any organization has to pay attention to because of the many cyber threats present in today’s society. Read the following blog post written by Chris Brook for Digital Guardian about potential, and very destructive, malware threats.     Being aware of […]

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