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Q&A Monday: Security Question Safety?

Q&A Monday:  Security Question Safety?

Question: With all the talk about making a password secure, I noticed that someone with enough knowledge of me would be able to reset my password using the security questions. These questions are similar across almost every site that I visit and a friend or determined enough hacker could easily guess the answers, any idea on a way to help keep [...]

Computer Download Saftey

Computer Download Saftey

  Technology has made strives to make the internet as cross platform as possible, meaning regardless if it a Windows, Apple or Mobile device most sites work across all these platforms with minimal or no downloads.  Yet, we still can't get completely away from the downloads, whether it is games or specialized applications for watching videos or [...]

2014 National Cyber Security Awareness Month

2014 National Cyber Security Awareness Month

I've been a fan of the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Awareness Month for a little while now.  This year marks the 11th annual year of the month long event.  If you are not aware this month is designed to educate the public about cyber security issues and things you can do to protect yourself as our lives become more [...]

Q&A Monday: Data Center Teirs

Q&A Monday:  Data Center Teirs

Question: I am a small business owner looking to go with a cloud provider for our IT services.  Each of the vendors mentions their data center level, and I've tried doing research to figure out what these levels mean, but I can't find anything describing them in plain English, can you help? Vickie Downs Watertown, [...]

Simple Tips to a Secure Password

Simple Tips to a Secure Password

For many of us out there creating a secure password isn't always easy, it's hard to memorize one of those complex passwords (i.e. @<6v')T[~5).   I want to give you some good tips (and things to avoid) in order to make your password more secure.  The most common thing people do, and I was once guilty of that myself, is make the password for [...]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (10th Year)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (10th Year)

Hello Everyone, October marks the 10th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Month.  This month is set aside as an opportunity to engage both public and private sector companies and more importantly the general public to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment. It's not just companies that should pay attention,  everyone has to play a [...]

Disaster Recovery: Starting a Simple DR Plan

Disaster Recovery:  Starting a Simple DR Plan

I'm starting a new series on Disaster Recovery that will hopefully run on Fridays for a bit.  Not many companies will even think that they need a plan like this, until a disaster hits and then it's too late.  In this installment I'll start you on the thought process and how to go about writing your own.  In the following weeks we'll go into [...]

5 Signs IT isn’t the career for you

5 Signs IT isn’t the career for you

We've all met the IT guy who we are pretty sure isn't cut out for the job.  I know people have asked me, if they are right for IT and it is something people need to think about prior to spending the money and time to get into the field.  Lucky for you, I wanted to make a list of 5 things you need to consider before you hop into the IT field. [...]