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We’re passionate about technology, and we want to share that with you! Read our thoughts on technology, the latest security threats and business trends along with our ideas for ways you can incorporate new and future technologies into your life and business.

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Meltdown & Spectre: Part Two

Meltdown & Spectre: Part Two

 |   |  Security

Now that a week has passed and more factual information has come to light, we wanted to provide an update on the vulnerability along with recommendations for remediation.

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Skype for Business to Morph into Teams?

 |   |  Technology

For those of you who attended Microsoft’s Ignite event back in September, or have been paying attention to Microsoft’s announcements regarding Skype for Business (SFB), you are probably aware that Microsoft is planning to migrate the SFB capabilities into Teams and eventually phase out SFB altogether. If you have not heard about this plan, or are confused about what it means for your business, hopefully I can help make some sense of all this for you.

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Free healthcare and unlimited vacation? Not just in utopian communes.

 |   |  Business & Strategy

For some time now, I have been watching as a new era of work is ushered in. The concept of a nine to five job for knowledge workers has become outdated, and while charming, it’s no longer realistic. For all of our connectivity, increased hours of operation, and the ability to work from any place at any time, we have been moving toward a future that doesn’t follow the standard pattern of a “work day”. 

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Corporate Security Checklist

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Security

In this day and age, cybersecurity is everyone’s job. That said, I recognize that with news of a new breach or hack reaching the mainstream media almost every day, it can be daunting trying to protect yourself – never mind your entire organization.

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We Can All Learn From NYDFS Mandatory Cyber Security Regulations

 |   |  Security

On March 1st of this year, New York became the first state to enact state-mandated cyber security guidelines for companies regulated by the state Department of Financial Services. These guidelines include 23 sections discussing specific technical safeguards financial institutions must have in place, such as data encryption, multi-factor authentication, security training for employees, appointment of a chief information security officer,

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Negligence and Misconduct: The State of Cybersecurity Breaches

 |   |  Security

Not a day goes by that I do not see another security breach or system flaw being released. On Thursday, September 7, Equifax announced a major data breach affecting records for as many as 143 million American consumers. Nearly half the U.S. population may have had their Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers, birth dates, addresses and other sensitive information

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