Tag Archives: Information security

Backing up your laptop is serious business

Laptops are everywhere theses days and almost every business-person has one for sales presentations, working in the field or just the convenience of always having a computer with them. Unfortunately, by their very nature of being portable, they suffer from some "downsides" that a desktop computer does not: Laptop computers get banged around, causing more…
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The danger of one password for all your accounts

"It is so much easier to have one, hard to guess password for all my accounts" said a good friend to me a few weeks back. I agreed with him that a single password is easier for managing all the websites you visit on a weekly basis. At last count, I had 32 different websites…
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How can I better protect my company data?

Data is your “baby” and needs to be treated as such. You can replace your computers, servers and laptops, but you can’t replace data once it’s lost. Whether it’s a failed hard drive, employee theft, accidental deletion or, as we have here in Phoenix, natural disasters like heavy rain that leaks through a roof onto…
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Why hackers concentrate on businesses with fewer than 250 employees

It’s all over the news on a regular basis — a large company gets hacked into and sensitive customer and employee data is stolen and then sold on the digital black market. Although the large companies (Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, Target, etc.) get all the attention in the press, it is actually companies with fewer…
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