Internet Attack Affects Amazon, Netflix, Twitter, And More

A major Internet attack today (2016-10-21) affected popular Internet sites like Amazon, Netflix, Twitter, and more. The attack was a “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attack, where a large number of devices, typically a botnet, are used to flood the targets with Internet traffic. The flood of traffic overwhelms the capacity of the targets and […]

Security Breaches Of 2.2 Billion Records So Far in 2016

Digital Trends has an article about a recent security breach that resulted in the loss of 58 million personal records. As if that’s not bad enough, the article claims nearly 3,000 reported security breaches so far in 2016 of 2.2 billion records. Those numbers are astronomical! And what’s more, it specifically says, “publicly disclosed” attacks. […]

IT Myth #3 – My IT Person Does Everything

This is another common IT myth. I’ve heard it many times, “I have an IT person, he’s got everything under control.” But think about that for a minute. In other complex industries like law or medicine. In those industries, there are generalists and specialists. Why? Because lawyers and doctors understand that they can’t possibly be […]

#1 Reason small business technology is ineffective

Most small businesses don’t have effective IT. The IT that they do have is a hodge-podge of technologies, a mish-mash of computers, a lot of out-of-date practices, and a smattering of the technology-du-jour all held together with a heavy dose of superstition (“We don’t want to change that. Last time we did, everything broke.”) The […]

OneDrive: Secret, totally-free way to get Microsoft Office legally on any device

If you’re not using Microsoft OneDrive, I think you should be. Why, you ask? Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud-storage and application service that gives you: Online cloud storage Automatic backup of your PC documents Cloud access to your documents from anywhere you are Ability to edit Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) files from anywhere […]

IT Myth #1 – My business is small, so I don’t need to worry about security

I’ve heard variations of sentiments like these way too many times: “I don’t need to worry about security because my business is too small for hackers to go after” “Hackers wouldn’t even bother breaking into my network, they’d rather go after big companies” “I don’t have anything of value to hackers so there’s no reason […]