The top 5 ways to avoid getting hacked while visiting Russia (or anywhere, for that matter)

Yesterday (Feb 5 2014) NBC News ran a story claiming that if you bring your mobile phone or laptop to the Sochi Olympics, it’ll immediately be hacked the moment you turn it on. The story was fabricated. After further examination we found that the technical details of the hack didn’t make sense. Really, the exploit…

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Dropbox: Taming the Wild West

A modern-day Wild West can be found in the slapdash enterprise use of cloud-based file storage and sharing. But new security technologies puts user-managed security atop those platforms without burdening the IT department with lots of administrative overhead. “Transparent layers of encryption with enterprise-owned and managed private keys can now be implemented on top of…

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Setting default apps on Android

Android is one of the most popular mobile systems available, with an increasing number of business users relying on Android devices, including tablets. There is a wide variety of Android tablets available, which users often download over 50 plus apps onto. With so many apps available, there is a chance that you will eventually install…

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Managed antivirus – what is it?

Business technology is becoming increasingly complex to manage. In fact, many business owners and even IT departments often don’t have the time to oversee every business function. One area where help is often needed is with regard to security, and more specifically antivirus based solutions. There are so many different options available that it can…

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CYOD and BYOD – What are they?

Mobile devices are a popular tool for many employees, most of whom will at some point use their device for a work-oriented task. In an effort to allow or address this many companies are adopting a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. There is another similar trend that is also gaining popularity, which is CYOD…

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4 BCP and DR trends in 2014

It feels like the number of disasters striking around the world is growing year-on-year, or perhaps they are simply highlighted more in the media. Whatever the reality of disaster risks, many business owners and managers keep an eye on potential problems that will impact their companies, and have implemented some form of business continuity or…

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Social media in 2014

Social media, while still fairly new, is starting to enter a more mature phase. Most businesses have a presence on one or more social media platforms and are comfortable with at least the basics. As we start 2014 however, social media is growing and businesses will find that they need to be doing more in…

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