Remember . . . Always Practice Safe BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Into Your Business No matter what blog or magazine read these days, it seems like everyone is talking about today’s increasingly mobile workforce and the BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) movement. We live in an exciting time when work can be done at any time from any place. Employees love the fact that…

Detection and Prevention: The art of the attack

Detection and Prevention It seems that every week another substantial data breach is announced. Personal data such as Social Security Numbers, Credit Card Information, and even protected Health Information is routinely snatched by attackers. The FBI has reported that the average time attackers operate undetected within a victim network (the “dwell time”) averages 176 days.…

The Situation – Microsoft Windows XP – Part 2

Updates: Will Microsoft Security Essentials be supported after April 8, 2014? Microsoft Security Essentials will not be available for download on Windows XP after April 8, 2014. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive anti-malware signature updates through July 14, 2015. However, please note that PCs running Windows XP…

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…

Samsung Reveals Professional-Grade Tablets

Apple iPad’s new contender; the Samsung NotePRO 12.2 was announced during #CES2014.  Samsung also announced a wide array of new products, including curved television sets, cameras, tablets, and more. With its eyes set firmly on Apple, the company revealed four new Android-based tablets that up the ante to the nth degree. Falling under the NotePRO and…

The Situation – Microsoft Windows XP

After more than a decade on the market, Windows XP is finally getting retired by Microsoft. That means the company will no longer issue Service Packs, security patches or bug fixes for the operating system. What’s more, many third party software developers will discontinue support for their applications on Windows XP after Microsoft’s deadline. What’s at stake:…

Therapy for your inner Geek…

      We at CIT have a core value to “Embrace your inner geek”. Well, this week thousands will share in this at Comic-Con.             Comic-Con is this week in San Diego, the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the world. Tens of thousands of self-identified “geeks” will…