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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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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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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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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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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