5 TOP BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING


  Cloud storage can be used by all kinds of business and organizations for two reasons:  backup and recovery.  Many entities fail in backing up and recovering their data. Sure, they may have the latest and greatest security technologies to fortify their defense perimeter, but what happens if a cyber attacker breaks through it (which […]

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SCAMMERS ARE GETTING MORE CLEVER


Many people think they are exempt from being scammed; however, that is not the case! Scammers are becoming more and more clever in their schemes, and we all need to become more aware of these hurtful practices. No one is safe when it comes to falling victim to scams. Krebs on Security discusses how many […]

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A NEW INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUALIZATION COURSE


  The IT Infrastructure, as we know it today, is fast moving away from being an “On Premises” to a Cloud-based model.  The benefits of the Cloud are obvious, such as fixed and affordable pricing, scalability, on demand products and services, etc.  A critical component of any Cloud platform is that of “Virtualization.”   What […]

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DATA LOSS PREVENTION PART 3


  In this final piece about Data Loss Prevention, we examine some important characteristics of DLP Software Packages, and some of the leading ones that you should consider acquiring for your business or corporation.   DLP software packages come in three main categories:   Network based solutions These are typically installed at the endpoints of […]

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5 APPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR PHONE’S DATA SECURITY


  Ascend Education recently released part three of its series on the top smartphone security threats today. The article tackles cyber threats like screen lockers and ransomware. Considering that the topic is already in its third edition, it’s clear that our data can be compromised in creative and unexpected ways via our phones. It’s important […]

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HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DEAD LAPTOP


Using the Cloud for backing up data has many advantages over using an On-Premises solution (also known as “On-Prem”). Backing up your data on the Cloud has many benefits:   No need to purchase an existing infrastructure High levels of scalability Greater levels of protection Tremendous cost savings and No more tape backups. After having […]

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AN FBI WARNING ON ATM CASHOUT ATTACK


Brian Krebs, on his blog Krebs on Security,  shares a warning to all consumers; the FBI has warned banks of an “unlimited operation” run by cyber criminals. Known as an “ATM cash-out,” it is a global and highly choreographed fraud scheme which uses cloned cards at ATMs. Supposedly, these cybercriminals can get ATM machines to […]

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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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