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GDPR Compliance - Does Your Organization Need to Follow These Rules?

Posted by Ben Fraley on July 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM

If you have used the internet this summer, you are sure to have come across many websites and services with a message "We've updated our privacy policy." This is in response to a new set of compliance standards that your organization may also need to follow.

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PCI-DSS Compliance: The 3 Most Important Changes

Posted by Ben Fraley on March 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Does your organization accept credit cards? If you do, your organization needs to follow the PCI-DSS compliance standards. PCI-DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards; they were adopted as a shared set of data security standards by the major US credit card companies in 2005. Complying with these standards protects your organization from liability in the event of a breach.

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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability - What Do I Need To Know?

Posted by Ben Fraley on January 6, 2018 at 1:44 PM

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) has issued an alert regarding security vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, that affect modern computer processors. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to obtain access to sensitive information. 

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Online File Storage Gets an Upgrade with SharePoint 2016

Posted by Ben Fraley on November 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM

This fall Microsoft has been rolling out an upgrade to Office 365's SharePoint Online. Here are some of the highlights:

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Rethink Your Password Creation Strategy

Posted by Ben Fraley on September 5, 2017 at 1:55 PM

  • Must be at least 6 characters
  • Must contain upper and lowercase letters, a number, and a symbol
  • Must change every 60 days

Sound familiar? These have been standard rules for password creation for decades. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the government organization behind these familiar password rules, and just earlier this year they annouced that their official standards and recommendations are going to be undergoing a major re-write. They've sought advice from cybersecurity experts and have been open with their development of a new standard for passwords. While not yet official, here is a look at the major cybersecurity themes in the drafts of the new regulation:

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What's New in Office 365 - Microsoft Teams

Posted by Ben Fraley on May 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM

The first half of this year, Microsoft has been rolling out a new application for its Office 365 platform, Microsoft Teams.

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The Top 4 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Backup Solution

Posted by Ben Fraley on December 6, 2016 at 2:14 PM

Backup and Disaster Recovery is taking a more and more critical role in today's businesses as the amount of critical data that businesses generate increases. Ransomware holding your data hostage is also becoming more prevalent and it is more important than ever that organizations have a way of restoring their data in case of a disaster.

But where to start? There are thousands of data backup products available these days, and there are plenty of great products to choose from. This article will provide some initial questions an organization should ask itself when evaluating backup and disaster recovery solutions.

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SharePoint 2016 Online Modernization 

Posted by Ben Fraley on July 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Microsoft held a press event in May to unveil their latest version of SharePoint, the file and team collaboration system. Here they showed off many of the upcoming features and improvements that they have made with the system. Here are some of the highlights:

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2016 Trends in Technology

Posted by Ben Fraley on January 6, 2016 at 4:15 PM

 

The largest technology tradeshow of the year, the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is happening this week. Since it is right at the beginning of 2016, CES is where we get our first look at some of the technology trends you’ll hear about for the rest of the year. Here are some that I am looking forward to:

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Best Time to Purchase a PC - Tips From an Insider

Posted by Ben Fraley on November 17, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Editor’s Note: Updated for 2015!

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