Pillars of a Secure Organization


Columns, or pillars, have been an architectural staple since as early as 2600 B.C. Every significant civilization of the Iron Age (1300 B.C. to 100 B.C.) used pillars in their architecture. Even to this day, in many instances, those pillars of the Iron Age have proven to withstand the test of time.   Anyone who has traveled […]

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The Top Security Threats to Smartphones


What are the top threats to smartphones in 2018?  There are many of them, and we will be examining them in detail over several blog posts.  We begin with Data Leakage and Unsecured Wi-Fi Hotspots.   1. Data Leakage: This is not a direct attack by a Cyber attacker per se but is a flaw […]

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5 Tips to Avoiding a Data Breach


Small business owners always have a lot on their minds. They are consumed by thoughts about delivering great customer service and keeping products and services on the cutting edge to keep up with competitors.   With all of this on a business owners mind, something that often gets overlooked is security.  Security may be thought […]

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Time to Face the Online Learning Music


Face the Music The phrase, “time to face the music” started appearing in American literature and verbiage in the mid-19th century. The origin of this phrase is unclear, but there are two good possibilities. The first likely origin came from the tradition of a disgraced military officer being drummed out of their regiment. The second […]

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An Introduction to the Public Key Infrastructure


Part three of our Cryptography Series Just using Private Keys is no longer the norm in cryptography today – using a combination of both Public and Private Keys is, and it’s known as “Asymmetric Cryptography.” A type of Asymmetric Cryptography that is deployed widely today is known as the “Public Key Infrastructure,” or PKI for […]

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An Introduction to Public and Private Keys


Part two of our Cryptography Series As discussed in a previous blog post, cryptography is the science of scrambling and unscrambling a message while it is in transit.  The primary purpose of this is to keep the message content safe, in case it is intercepted by a malicious third party.   It is important to […]

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Are College Students Prepared?


For many, a college education is a goal never to be realized. For others, the college education is achieved, but their potential isn’t fully unlocked. When someone graduates from college, are they really prepared for the workforce?   A recent study from McGraw Hill states that 71 percent of college students anticipate having a job […]

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An Introduction to Cryptography


Part One of our Cryptography Series   Cryptography dates all the way back to the times of Julius Caesar.  In the simplest terms, the science of cryptography is the scrambling and unscrambling of written messages between two individual parties.   These individual parties can be referred to as the sender and the receiver.  The former […]

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5 Tips to Avoiding Ransomware


A recent blog post reviewed what Ransomware is, how it is deployed, and the types of attacks that can occur.  Essentially, it is a type of cyber-attack that can lock up your computer screen, your mission critical files, and the data that your company depends on daily.   The only way you can ever hope […]

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Minding the IT Skills Gap


The curvature at the edge of a London Underground platform, and the shape of the underground trains, leave a significant gap that could prove dangerous for passengers. For years, drivers and station attendants had the job of making sure passengers watched out for that space, or gap.   In 1968, London Underground saw the need […]

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