Category Archives: CEO Blog

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Local Network Security

Most of the news stories recently about computer security relates to Internet hacking, but there is generally a root cause of all hacking, and it often comes from internal network policies.  There are many elements involved with keeping your data secure, including: preventing social engineering, local security requirements, and user training.  Some of the steps required to provide good network Continue Reading...

What is broadband?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing major changes to Internet services.  One of these changes is the definition of “Broadband”.  For the last several years, that benchmark has been 4 megabits a second (4mb/s) download and 1mb/s upload.  The chairman has proposed the to be changed to 25mb/s download and 3mb/s upload. Although a definition does not change anything Continue Reading...

The Latest Evolution of Computer Viruses

Computer viruses, malware, spyware, trojans, and other bad programs have been around for many years. They have caused destruction of computer systems, even causing hardware failures. Hackers use them to gain access to sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers and personal information, or use the computer resources to launch other attacks. We have seen in recent Continue Reading...

Have you checked your firewall lately?

Your celebrating a big milestone – 5 years ago you moved into your new offices.  Your business was growing and needed new space.  You ordered an Internet connection from your local Internet Service Provider (ISP) that seemed sufficient for your needs at that time.  They told you to purchase a firewall/router for the new service, so you went and picked Continue Reading...

Personal and Small Business Computer Security

At the height of the 2013 Christmas shopping season, approximately 40 million credit card numbers were stolen from Target’s computers.  It is estimated that just the cost to the banks of replacing the credit and debit cards will exceed $200 million.  The cost to the credibility of Target, and their future sales opportunities is far worse. It is interesting to Continue Reading...