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Foundations – Access Control

OR Knock, Knock.  Who’s There? Access Controls are more than permissions.  Once you have completed a Risk Assessment and understand your Intellectual Property and its value, you must protect it.  Like everything in business, proper Access Control begins with the written policy that explains who, what, when, where, how, and why individuals, contractors, or devices […]

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Grid Failure Survival Guide

OR Be The Ants, Not The Grasshopper Disaster Planning covers situations when the unexpected or unprecedented happens in real life.  The East Coast knows hurricanes and other weather events can wreak havoc.  California is well versed in earthquake and wildfire issues.  Flooding is a constant threat in the Plains along with severe weather.  For planning […]

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Cybersecurity Basics – Daily Users

OR Don’t Develop a Case of the Mondays This three-part series covers the basics of cybersecurity for three different user levels. Last week I spoke to the novice. Today’s entry is for daily computer users. You use a computer, tablet, or mobile device for work, school, or home. You can manage regular tasks and can sometimes resolve your own […]

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Phish Phinding (and Avoidance)

OR You Think I’m Gonna Bite That? Phishing, Smishing, Vishing – Sounds like a Lewis Carroll nursery rhyme.  Learn to identify and avoid these all too common hacks to keep your identity, your data, and your money safe!  Phishing For Phools – Phishing attempts are those annoying emails that appear to be legit, but in […]

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Password Intervention

OR No Hate Mail, Please – You Need To Hear This Julian Assange. Colonial Pipeline. Edward Snowden. What do they all have in common? All involved the compromise of weak passwords and little social engineering.  I Know Your Password – Comedian Michael McIntyre nailed it. You’ve likely taken a capitalized dictionary word, added a number then an (!). If that resembles […]

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Slow Internet? 9 Possible Causes

Slow Internet? It’s probably NOT your Service Provider.

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