- 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:Read More
Just as you may update your favorite programs and mobile apps for improved features, malware creators are also updating their malware applications to make them more destructive, just in time for the holidays. Santa's naughty list is full of ransomware hackers that want to steal your holiday cash.
Today Microsoft announced that it is rolling out a preview version of Office for Android tablets, new Office apps for the iPhone, and updates to the Office apps for iPad.Read More
What is the Cloud?
The cloud is a movement from on premise data storage to off-site storage of data that can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection. The cloud allows you to send, receive, and collaborate on documents easier than ever before. Users can now work on documents within the cloud and never have to download/upload files. Millions of people use the cloud every day.Read More
Microsoft announced today that they will be delivering unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 customers.Read More
In trying to determine if going paperless or not impacts productivity a useful app called the Office Lens has surfaced. This app has the potential to help both groups maintain and improve their approaches to working with information and addresses some of the shortcomings at the same time.Read More
Productivity can be affected in many ways and by many different factors. Recently, I was discussing going paperless with one of my colleagues and wondered if there was a correlation to productivity.Read More