Network Week in Review: The Shift from Sick and Tired

Network Week in Review: The Shift from Sick and Tired

Believe it or not, this is a great time to get things in order. Major events like the Coronavirus pandemic create new opportunities for cyber criminals to exploit, but smart defense doesn’t let them.  OK let’s be honest, writing a disaster recovery plan is probably NOT one of your top to do list items with everything going on in the WORLD today, but you can’t argue that it IS one of those “important, not urgent” action items that (unfortunately) gets pushed to the back burner.

A disaster recovery assessment can reveal how quickly your business could be back up and running after a natural disaster, server crash, virus attack, or any other data-erasing  catastrophe.…

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Network Week In Review: 4 Cyber Security Myths That Everyone, Not Only Business Owners, Need To Know

There was a time when unexpected events would shut down the world for days or even weeks. Not anymore. Technology has helped create options for people to stay connected through less than ideal conditions. Today’s new social reality, unfortunately, means new attack opportunities for hackers, who have already found ways to use the Coronavirus in scams and phishing attempts to steal your user names, passwords, credit card numbers, money and time. Below you will find four cyber security myths, that may shock you.

1. Myth: Cyber-attacks only come from external sources.
Reality: Upward of 60% of data breaches can be traced back to employee error.…

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TEK On The Street: It Better Be Packaged Right

In August’s newsletter this story stood out to us beautifully. Joshua Bell is a world-renowned American violinist who made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 17 and now performs with the world’s premier orchestras and conductors. His talent causes concertgoers to flock to the greatest concert halls in the world where the average seat costs $100 and front-row seats are in the thousands.

The Washington Post newspaper set up an impromptu concert with Bell as an experiment on perception and priorities. Would people in a hurry recognize the brilliance of this musician, even though he was dressed in jeans, a long- sleeved T-shirt and a baseball cap?…

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Network Week In Review: STAYING SECURE IN A SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

The age of social media has let millions of people reconnect and stay up-to-date with family members, friends, in-laws and acquaintances. It also continues to shape how we all communicate with each other. It’s important to keep a few things in mind before you check your news feed. Remember that there is no delete button on the Internet and EVERYONE knows how to capture a screenshot.

Even if you keep your social media completely private, when relationships change, nothing is private. Are you going to be comfortable in 10 years with what you post today? It will be archived forever.

If you post in online forums or comment on news-related websites, consider using a pseudonym.…

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