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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THE TOP SECURITY THREATS TO SMARTPHONES – PART 3


In this post, we continue our series on the top threats to Smartphones in 2018, with a brand-new kind of cyber threat:  Ransomware.   In this cyber-attack, cyber attackers want to hold your Smartphone hostage until you literally pay a ransom payment. This kind of attack is known as Ransomware which is described as a […]

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4 Reasons Why Online Education is an Effective Tool for Instructors


Many institutions have introduced online learning tools into course content.  According to Online Learning Consortium, about 28 percent of higher education students were enrolled in at least one online course in 2016. With more and more students entering institutions of higher education, online coursework has become an effective tool for instructors as they struggle with […]

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The Top Security Threats to Smartphones – Part 2


In this post, we continue our series on the top threats to Smartphones in 2018. Here is what you need to know about Network Spoofing and Phishing Attacks.   Network Spoofing This Smartphone security vulnerability goes back to the use of public Wi-Fi Hotspots that are found in places like Starbuck’s or Panera Bread.  Before […]

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