Blog / Business Class vs. Consumer Grade Electronics Business class equipment EoS and EoL Dates for Beginners Although it’s pretty commonly understood that it’s important to do adequate research before making a purchase, the unfortunate truth is that most of the time the only questions that get asked are “Can this thing get the job done?” and “How much does it cost?”¬† Sometimes someone will ask […] January 18, 2022
Blog / Security is Not the Same as Support The prevailing attitude¬† when it comes to computers is one of support. That means people assume everything is fine unless there’s a problem, by which I mean anything getting in the way of people doing their job smoothly and/or normally. Often the only time end users interact with IT is when there’s something going on. […] January 11, 2022
Blog / It’s a brand new year in IT It’s a new year, and that means time to start fresh, take a deep breath and buckle up for a year full of unknown possibilities, right? Well, maybe not all of them are unknown. In fact, some things remain the same. The security of your organization’s computers is still important and still an issue, for […] January 04, 2022
Blog / Do You Have Any Resolutions For The New Year? Christmas is a time to sit down with family and friends, and give thanks for the good things that you have. It’s certainly not for pondering work or something heavy like cyber security. Yet here I am with a short newsletter and a reminder that your cyber security should never be forgotten. Now don’t worry, […] December 28, 2021
Blog / A Couple of New Christmas Carols Last year I wrote a fun little version of The Night Before Christmas. This year I thought to continue that tradition with some reworked Christmas carols. To the tune of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Have yourself a merry little Frag war Let your ping be fast From now on that traceroute will be […] December 21, 2021
Blog / The Log4j Attack and You Interpretation of the Log4j attack Log4j is a library of computer code assets that can be used as part of open-source (free-to-use) Apache web server. It’s not crucial to the operation of a website. Instead, it generates log entries about the website’s activity. The problem is that since Log4j is part of a webserver, sufficiently skilled users can impact how […] December 14, 2021
Blog / The True Scope of the Ransomware Problem The Global Ransomware Problem Nobody is going to deny that ransomware is a problem. Most probably won’t even deny it’s both a large big and growing problem. Yet there’s a problem with that assessment. We can only rely on the information that companies are willing to talk about. Let’s step away from ransomware for just a second and talk […] December 07, 2021
Blog / User Awareness is a big deal in cyber security One thing you can be sure of when it comes to criminals is that they’ll always target the weakest link they can find. You can have the best security system, alarms, bars on your windows and man-traps on your building, but if your employees are clueless about your security then all that will quickly become […] November 30, 2021
Blog / Do you have a next generation firewall? Firewall Although it’s a technical and challenging topic, there are certain things about cyber security that are considered common knowledge. The easiest example involves antiviral software; everyone knows they should always have antiviral software installed on their computers. This is virtually universally understood (though it’s somewhat less accepted wisdom for Apple or Linux devices). Something else […] November 23, 2021
Blog / How Big is Your Network? Network of computers Thinking about a network of computers is similar to thinking about a network of people. They’re both collections, albeit of devices or people, that can talk to each other. Some devices communicate wirelessly, others through an ethernet connection, and some over the internet. It’s not really important to think about how they talk to each […] November 16, 2021

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