Test your backups. You're running a business. You have mission-critical data on your server and workstations. This includes trade secrets, client data and financial information. You backup your data to protect you in case an emergency struck. You know the backups work and your mission-critical data is safe, offsite. Or do you? This ...
May 5, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Do you need to find your WIFI password? If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me to find their WIFI password (encryption key) and type it into a new notebook, phone or tablet, I could afford to live in California. OK, OK, OK, I do live in California. Nuf said. This does, ...
April 27, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
ZIP files when you need to keep them together. Windows lets you ZIP files. A ZIP file is a file that contains other files. The ZIPping process also compresses the files it contains. If you want to send four files at 3 MB each, you're looking at 12 MB in sum. Adding ...
April 25, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Solid State Drives work for you. Solid State Drives are computer hard drives that have no moving parts. Therefore, they make the computer run faster, generate less heat and last longer. How one can help your business....
April 23, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
How can you save money? Maybe I should answer this "how do I save money" question with a story. My first client was a highly respected professor. He did not practice preventative maintenance and he did not save money in this episode. He bought a new Lexis ...
April 20, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Have you ever wanted to send a large file? Today, I will show how to send a large file over the Internet. Files that are less than 10 MB can usually travel as e-mail attachments. If you try sending a large file (larger than 10 MB), you will get...unpredictable results. That's ...
April 18, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Watch out for phishing attacks. Yes, you read that right. You have to be street smart and watch for phishing attempts. These are attempts to gain your website credentials at a fake site. They are more common than ever. Perhaps you've seen e-mail asking you to verify your Amazon, PayPal or ...
April 16, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
You have secure data. How secure is it? Your workday may be done. However, thousands of people can access your secure data all night long. Outsiders and insiders both are a risk. Some of history's worst attacks were conducted by insiders. To maintain access control and secure your data, you have ...
April 13, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Revisit Your cybersecurity resolutions. Yes, yes, yes, I know. It's not January 1st anymore. I agree. Regardless, you should look at your cybersecurity policies and ask if a) they are up to date, and b) if you're meeting them. This includes interviewing your IT department. They may see your ...
April 11, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Network security is an investment. Network security is not cheap. You already knew that. Individual solutions are becoming more costly. Inexpensive open source alternatives struggle to keep up. Compliance and quality assurance costs are rising annually. The total cost of cyber crime is reaching unprecedented levels, averaging $15 Million per year ...
April 9, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos