What We’re Thinking

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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Global Security Event

Post Cyber Event Analysis: What Did We Learn?

 |   |  Security

I have been talking to many people during the last several days regarding this “global cyber ransomware event.” It dawned on me that this may finally help people, especially Microsoft, look at things a little differently.

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Social Engineering? Who Falls For That?

 |   |  Security

Even if you don’t work in the IT industry, you have heard about different types of scams that use social engineering. The classic Australian Lottery where you get an email saying that you have won the lottery; but you have to pay a sum of money to collect it, or the “Grandparent Scam” where a distant grandchild calls to say they are in trouble and needs money.

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Mac OS X Malware: It’s heeeeere.

 |   |  Security

Apple users like myself have long touted security as one of the most compelling reasons for using a Mac instead of a PC. I can’t count the number of times I’ve asked “What antivirus software do you use?” only to be answered “I don’t need AV, I have a Mac.”

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HP Laptop Recall: Are You Affected?

 |   |  Technology

In January 2017, HP announced a recall for laptop batteries that were sold in specific HP computers between March 2013 and October 2016. The batteries in question have the potential to overheat, which can create a fire and burn hazard.

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Information Security Risk from a Small Business Perspective

 |   |  Security

I have been reading more and more about the dangers of cyberattacks and their costly impact to business, but the thing that stuck out to me was the profound impact on small businesses. Small businesses are increasingly a target for attack, and so many are unprepared.

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A Room Full of Strangers

 |   |  Business & Strategy

There is nothing more intimidating for so many of us than walking into a room full of strangers and having to spark up a conversation. So the question becomes, how do you break the ice and get yourself out there to begin to grow your professional network?

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Insight

 |   |  Business & Strategy

The business lessons we all learned running a lemonade stand as seven year olds stands the test of time. The math is simple: Income – Expenses = Profits (or Losses 🙁 ).

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Online Privacy is a Joke

 |   |  Security

Yes, I understand the business model that many social media and online commerce firms use, and I diligently try to protect myself with privacy tools such as Ghostly, but it’s not enough. Stored information about our every online move is used to target us – and in some cases used in ways that would destroy our trust.

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It’s All About Partners….

 |   |  Business & Strategy

I view the process of determining partners and continually evaluating those partnerships as one of the most important aspects of my job. Our clients count on us to provide them with quality solutions, so partnerships are critically important.

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