You’re Fired! Now Give Me Your Password

  “You’re FIRED!” ( now give me your password)Losing an employee is not usually a good experience. If they leave voluntarily, you lose a valuable asset. If they have to be fired, you have the arduous task of the progressive discipline process and the...

IT Defense in Depth Part II

  Defense in Depth Part IIIn our last blog we started talking about the different layers of security necessary to fully defend your data and business integrity. Today we will look at the human aspect of it, and network defenses. The human layer refers to the...

IT Defense In Depth Part I

     In the 1930s, France built a trench network called the Maginot Line to rebuff any invasion. The philosophy was simple: if you map out all the places an enemy can attack, and lay down a lot of men and fortifications at those places, you can rebuff any attack. The...

Data Security: A People Problem

    Phishing Scams – A People ProblemThere are some things that only people can fix. There are many security risks to which your data is susceptible, but there is one method that remains a wonderfully effective hacking tool. That is the phishing scam. This is a...

Meltdown & Spectre Patch Update Impact

Current Status on Meltdown and Spectre Patching As previously mentioned, we cannot do anything about the physical issues with processors which has led to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. However, Microsoft has started issuing patches that will mitigate the...

Spectre & Meltdown Update

A WORD OF WARNING: HACKERS ARE RELEASING E-MAILS THAT SAY YOU CAN UPDATE YOUR SYSTEMS BY CLICKING ON A LINK IN THE E-MAIL. DO NOT DO THAT! WE ARE HANDLING THE UPDATES AND THESE E-MAILS ARE TROJANS THAT WILL INFECT YOUR SYSTEMS. Just a quick note to let you know we are...