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3 ways to reduce IT issues from impacting downtime, security risks, and costs

Tech issues can lead to significant security risks, costs, and time delays. An expert offers IT pros three tips for reducing and possibly eliminating these outcomes.   There's a story circulating that early in the development of the Mac, Steve Jobs convinced Apple engineers to shave 10 seconds off the computer's boot time by suggesting five-million users [...]

By |2018-07-16T12:40:01+00:00July 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here are the 12 tech trends that will dominate business in 2018

A new report from Forrester outlined the emerging technologies that CIOs should be looking out for this year.   https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-to-create-a-vision-for-digital-transformation/   In a Wednesday report, Forrester revealed the top 12 emerging tech trends that business leaders should consider adopting in 2018. To keep ahead of competition, the report noted that CIOs should keep emerging tech [...]

By |2018-07-13T12:47:29+00:00July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

95% of companies want humans and tech to work together to fight phishing

More than half of companies are plagued with phishing emails on a regular basis, and awareness training often isn't enough, according to an IronScales report.   https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/this-low-tech-hack-is-wreaking-havoc-on-business/   More than half of companies (54%) continue to face phishing emails on a regular basis, and are looking beyond employee training to find the best solution, according [...]

By |2018-07-11T12:42:57+00:00July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to install and use the Avast Online Security extension in Firefox

If you use the Firefox browser, you might want to include a handy extension from Avast that helps protect you from phishing and malware sites.   https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-to-install-the-firefox-multi-account-containers-extension/   These days, we need every single bit of security we can find. And platform doesn't matter. That's right, once upon a time I'd have said, "If you're [...]

By |2018-07-09T13:41:58+00:00July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to install MyWebSQL on Ubuntu 16.04

MyWebSQL is a user-friendly, web-based MySQL admin tool. This walk-through explains the simple installation process.   https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-to-connect-razorsql-to-a-mysql-database-server/   If you use the MySQL database, chances are you're always looking for a better tool to make the administration a bit easier. Fortunately, there are a number of such tools available. One is MyWebSQL. This tool is lesser known than [...]

By |2018-07-06T13:56:56+00:00July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 data protection policies your employees must know in the post-GDPR era

Here are the policies that businesses must have in place to remain GDPR compliant, and meet best practices for data privacy.   https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/advice-for-companies-that-havent-yet-complied-with-gdpr/   The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in May, requiring all organizations that handle the data of EU citizens to comply with its provisions regarding collecting and using personal data. [...]

By |2018-07-05T12:44:44+00:00July 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Only 14% of businesses have implemented even the most basic cybersecurity practices

IoT cybersecurity must be a vital and integral part of every organization's strategic plan. Cutting corners for the sake of productivity is too dangerous. You need a strategic policy.   https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-ai-iot-and-big-data-will-shape-the-future-of-cybersecurity/   According to a 2018 report from security company Symantec, the number of Internet of Things (IoT) attacks increased from about 6,000 in 2016 to [...]

By |2018-07-02T12:46:29+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wi-Fi security gets a boost as WPA3 standard is launched

The new wireless security protocol is poised to make hacking Wi-Fi connections a whole lot harder   The Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday officially launched WPA3, a new Wi-Fi security protocol that is designed to enhance wireless security. The new standard “adds new features to simplify Wi-Fi security, enable more robust authentication, and deliver increased cryptographic strength for [...]

By |2018-06-29T13:04:38+00:00June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 new cyberthreats pop up every second, here’s how to protect yourself

Cryptojacking, fileless malware, and ransomware are running rampant in 2018, according to McAfee.   https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/cryptojacking-the-evolution-of-ransomware/   The start of 2018 has seen a massive rise in cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking attacks, along with steady numbers of familiar malware and ransomware attacks, according to a Wednesday report from McAfee. On average, five new threat samples arose every second [...]

By |2018-06-27T13:29:34+00:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Intel won’t patch TLBleed vulnerability, despite serious concerns for cloud users

A recently discovered flaw in how CPUs handle multithreading could leak cryptography keys, though Intel is declining to patch the issue.   https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/the-benefits-of-integrating-it-and-security-teams/   Yet another critical flaw has been found to affect Intel CPUs, according to researchers at VUsec, the Systems and Network Security Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as reported by The Register. The vulnerability, [...]

By |2018-06-25T14:37:58+00:00June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments