I have a lot of passwords. In fact I have 194 of them. But remembering 194 of something is tough, and we typically don’t make our passwords something that can be remembered easily. One way we try to make this easier is to use the same password for multiple accounts. But this is not secure. If someone hacks your Facebook account, they now have the password to your email account, and probably your bank account too.
So how about making a list of all your passwords? Maybe a post-it note on your monitor, or on a piece of paper that you hide under your keyboard. This sounds pretty clever but (more…)
The increased use of the Internet as a primary means of communication has changed the way we live and work. More companies are harnessing the power of the Internet to streamline communication processes and other business tasks. This means that there is a massive amount of confidential and sensitive information being transmitted electronically which causes security concerns.
When your company staff sends messages to maintain communications with customers, shareholders, supply chain sources, and other important clients it is necessary to ensure that the information is being (more…)
Proper enterprise network security is of vital importance to data protection and the ongoing productivity of an organization. With the increased use of technology that helps enterprises to maintain the competitive edge, most businesses are required to employ IT security personnel full-time to ensure networks are protected from the rapidly growing industry of cyber crime.
IT security professionals are responsible for monitoring the network for security vulnerabilities on a daily basis. Vulnerabilities are holes in the network that hackers can use to perform exploits. An exploit can potentially cripple a network and bring down an organization for an indefinite period of time. To protect a network against unauthorized access you must use (more…)
If you own a business laptop, chances are it is probably an HP or Dell. These two companies have dominated the PC market for quite some time. Lenovo is another big manufacturer that should be considered with these two. Lenovo acquired IBM’s Personal Computing Division in 2005 and has been making what I consider the most valued machines since.
One of the great things about Lenovo laptops is their durability. Lenovo ThinkPads are built with the intention of being dropped. These machines have a magnesium alloy rollcage to prevent the screen and internals from smashing on impact. Also Lenovo’s have a special keyboard that diverts any liquid spills out through the bottom of the laptop. Most people prefer a wet desk to a fried laptop.