Periscope Up – time to get on board

What is Periscope? Periscope is an instant live streaming app that lets the user broadcast sound and video to the world.  Viewers can type in questions / comments that the broadcaster can then verbally respond to.  From www.periscope.tv/about: “Just over a year ago, we became fascinated by the idea of discovering the world through someone else’s[…]

Windows 10 will be the last

Microsoft announced this week after the new Windows 10 release later this year, there will be no more. Instead of waiting years to release major upgrades to the Windows platform Microsoft intends to adopt more of a “when it’s ready, we’ll update it then” approach, similar to how smartphones today receive updates. Microsoft has not[…]

Tip # 10 – Run anti-virus scans regularly

Check your security programs and make sure they are actually working.  If a third-party handles your computer and network security, have them show you that they are working.  The programs should be doing live scanning along with scheduled quick and full scans. It’s Cyber Security Month! 31 security tips in 31 days brought to you[…]

Tip # 7 – Clicking on things. Blocking and Prevention.

  In Tip # 4 – Stop Using Yahoo we previewed search results from that website, the top results being ads that give us adware and cause problems with the computer. Business systems should have web monitoring software installed to prevent access to these sites. We will discuss in a later tip blocking known malicious[…]

Tip # 6 – Fine tooth comb

Continuing from yesterdays post Tip # 5 – Maintain your systems. Update update update we are going to segue into another important security task – monitoring. Let’s explain the term monitor: in this context, to monitor means to actively watch on a 24/7/365 basis all software and hardware.  From a security standpoint monitoring the services, processes[…]

Tip # 2 – Stop using Internet Explorer

  CERT (United States Computer Readiness Team) has on more than one occasion released the following information to system administrators and the general public:  Stop using Internet Explorer. Why? What’s wrong with the big blue E?  Security issues.  While IE is down to 23% of market share, it still leads in vulnerabilities.  Reports of bugs,[…]