In a previous blog post, we pointed out that your data in the cloud may not be as safe as you thought it was. As many of the stakeholders at the organizations where our IT Consultants serve in the role of virtual CIO read the post, they asked us how they could still take advantage … Continue reading Keep Prying Eyes Away from Data in the Cloud
Reports of a flaw in one of the basic building blocks of Internet security have hit the press this morning, and in typical fashion there is a lot of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) and sensationalism happening. We have already been contacted by a number of our customers about their exposure, so we wanted to … Continue reading Widely Reported Internet Security Flaw – What You Need to Know
Most small and mid-market companies these days have had some type of discussion around the cloud. Many are even using the cloud or are developing their strategy to take advantage of what the cloud has to offer. In the IT consulting strategy sessions we hold with our customers, trying to figure out how to use … Continue reading Moving Data to the Cloud? Hope You Trust Your Provider…
In my last post, I opened a discussion on the Internet of Things, and loosely defined the category by breaking the devices down into two categories. This post is about the second of those two categories – those devices that are connected directly to the Internet. My favorite example from my own experience in this … Continue reading The Internet of Things – Part 2 of 2
Late last night, Microsoft announced a newly discovered exploit that is in the wild that allows remote code execution by merely previewing an email in Microsoft Outlook (without clicking on it or taking any other action). Although this has not been patched yet, Microsoft has issued a Fix It solution which will disable use of … Continue reading URGENT ALERT: Microsoft Announces Zero Day Word Exploit
There has been a lot of ballyhoo in the press lately about the Internet of Things. As we always try to do with this blog, we’ve attempted to wade through the noise and reduce the topic down to what matters to small and mid-market companies as it relates to technology strategy. For the purposes of … Continue reading The Internet of Things – Part 1 of 2
Thanks to Mark Minasi (http://www.minasi.com) for bringing a new issue to our attention related to Linksys Home Routers. This is by FAR one of the most popular brands out there when it comes to home routers, so it is probably a good idea to check if one of these is in your house (or heaven … Continue reading New Worm Exploits Issue with Linksys Home Routers
I have no doubt those in the IT industry will agree with me that it is hard to find a single piece of industry literature, news story, or speaker that doesn’t have the word “cloud” at least once in every sentence. That’s all we hear about from vendors and the media/press these days – cloud, … Continue reading A Mismatch Between the IT Industry and CIOs?
Another fun filled day of hard work with the itSynergy crew @ St. Mary’s Food Bank. People wouldn’t think that just an hour of their time would amount to so much, but once you hear how many boxes you’ve filled or how many pallets you’ve loaded… You can’t help but feel good about it! Here’s … Continue reading A Day of Giving Back
It was widely published in the press last week that the original entry point into the Target system that ultimately resulted in the theft of 40 million credit cards and personal information of 70 million people came through a vendor account. In my eyes, this shines a light on an area that nobody EVER pays … Continue reading Are your vendors the path in for hackers?