Antivirus Software: Losing the Race to Malware

September 26th, 2012

Most of us think it’s vital that you keep your antivirus software up-to-date. This is how we can protect our systems from viruses. Recently MIT’s Technology Review published an article that disagrees with this “given” we have all lived by.

Charging Our Devices With Our Clothes

September 21st, 2012

The world is relying more and more on mobile devices and this has made not only battery life, but also our capability to charge our devices on the go extremely important. We have seen solar chargers, and other revolutionary products come out as a solution to this. But what about using our clothing! It might seem strange but inventors have been developing clothing and material which actually charges devices.

Top “Un-noticed” Network Configurations Which Deserve Your Attention

September 19th, 2012

Even if you have reliable network monitoring agents running on your network, that doesn’t guarantee that you’re getting visibility into all of the most important security and configuration items that need to be regularly checked.  In human terms, its like the difference between hearing someone you love is “doing fine” and actually seeing so for yourself – there’s a lot more subtleties that come into play when someone really knows their subject, knows what they’re doing and knows what to look for…and suspects something “just might not be right.

Earned Your Clean “IT Bill of Health” Yet?

September 17th, 2012

With a resounding glove-snap, the Doctor is IN.  Now, what can it possibly mean to the safety and security of your organization to earn a clean IT bill of health?  Specifically, that:

Nobody has access to files, folders, and data that shouldn’t.
Devices that you’ve decommissioned can no longer access your network.

Looking For an E-reader: 3 Top Devices

September 14th, 2012

Many people have e-readers these days. If you are shopping for one, you may be aware that there are lots of models on the market. Most of them are good quality, so you really can’t go wrong with whichever one you choose. We showcase three below.

Nook Color: The Nook Color from Barnes & Noble is inexpensive running around $150. Don’t let the price tag fool you.

Helper Robots

September 12th, 2012

Here’s what we dreamed of as children: jetpacks, entire meals that came in pill form, time travel, and, obviously, helper robots. That last idea was particularly intriguing: What humans wouldn’t desire a robot to make their bed for them each day, go to work for them if they didn’t feel like making the commute, or vacuum the living room rug when they’d rather put up their feet and watch television?

Worst Business Nightmares Can – And DO – Happen!

September 10th, 2012

There are few things in life that aggravate me more than people blatantly abusing IT access privileges that have been granted them by their employers. I think this presses my buttons even more than an unauthorized intrusion by a hacker or cybercriminal.