Data Prep Tips for Back-to-School/Work


30 August 2018

As temperatures start to slowly drop, students and employees are emerging from a summer daze, hunkering down for the school year and getting get business in shape for the fall season. Here’s 3 ways you can get data-ready for back-to-school & back-to-work.

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How Well Something Works (After I Decide to Fix It) - an xkcd comic


16 May 2018

A humorous post about repairs from popular webcomic xkcd.

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6 Practical and Essential Data Safety Items to Put on Your Wishlist (And Check Twice)


20 December 2017

Our tech support and data recovery specialists have assembled a practical wish list for your cyber safety, so you can have the most wonderful time all year, every year (approved by The Big Guy, himself).

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving: 5 Critical Changes to Cybersecurity Policy


29 November 2017

2017 has been a particularly bad year for data debacles and cybersecurity breaches. Fortunately, federal and state governments, and companies—large and small—recognize that lasting, legislative change is required to prevent future cyber attacks and protect everyone’s data.

As we enter the season of giving, here’s what governments and businesses are offering to remedy past mistakes. The gift that keeps on giving? Progress in the form of policy change.

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October: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


24 October 2017

Self-driving cars. Artificial intelligence. Smart home technology. Voice-activated home assistants. Virtual reality. The stuff of popular science fiction is no longer fiction. The future isn’t ahead; it’s already here.

Once again, it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).

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The Bits and Bytes of Backups: Why You Should Prepare for Data Loss


17 March 2017

Feeling lucky?

Everyone feels lucky until they aren’t. Most people have a false sense of security and hold tightly to the belief that catastrophe “can’t happen to me”. Unfortunately, it can.

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


19 October 2016

“In 2016, there have been 454 data breaches with nearly 12.7 million records exposed.”

If this statistic doesn’t scare you, it should.

October is dominated by Halloween: pumpkin carving, cider drinking, costume searching, candy eating, and Trick-or-Treating. Most people don’t realize that October is shared by another important event: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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You Shall Not Pass: The 10 Commandments of Password Protection


21 September 2016

Lists confirm it: we are lazy when creating passwords. The sheer number of accounts, applications, and devices we own almost guarantees poor password quality. Employ these tips and best practices to fortify and protect your numerous accounts and devices.

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Data Safety on and off the Internet


9 February 2015

If data safety was a coin, data protection would be one of the sides and the other would be data destruction. On Safer Internet Day, we’re thinking about how all of our data – information we create, information created about us, etc – relates to our safety.

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Critical Business Data Remains Vulnerable to Attack, Natural Disaster


3 April 2012

It’s Spring! Time to review & renew your business continuity plan. According to a recent survey of small and medium business owners and IT decision makers, businesses are leaving themselves increasingly vulnerable to the loss of data and the potential for a privacy breach.

The revelations come from a recent survey commissioned by Primus Business Services, which shows nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) of participating small and medium businesses invest less than 10 per cent of their budgets in data security…

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CBL Pictures: Scraped Away


6 October 2010

How do you know you have left that software scan run for too long?
One half DIY, One half modern art, all disaster. This is a typical result of do-it-yourself done wrong.

See the full-size image after the jump…

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Before You Press The Delete Key ...


11 May 2009

In today’s high tech world we are often pressed for time. Speed, accuracy, efficiency are all at a premium. Taking short cuts are just a fact of daily life. However it only takes that one lapse in judgment, accidental deletion and you’ve got a major headache on your hands.

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