Hackers are a blight on the digital scenery where we all spend most of our time, and phishing attacks are one of the oldest tricks in the book. Whether it’s at work or home, modern technology has made the digital world all but necessary. In this environment, hackers and malicious users are the banes of each admin and end-user attempting to get things done. Amid the recent pandemic, the leaches...Continue Reading →
With the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), there has been a 238% surge in cyberattacks against banks and financial institutions. Throughout the year, many financial services organizations have been exposed due to a poor cybersecurity infrastructure, and as many cybercriminals are getting more innovative in their cyberattack methods (cloud hijacking, AI machine manipulation, etc.), the financial...Continue Reading →
SharePoint password expiration: that alone is often enough to make chills run down the back of a typical IT administrator. Regardless of the environment, the SharePoint platform remains a popular choice for many organizations. Reasons vary, of course, but the fact remains that the SharePoint platform shows up just about everywhere, even today. That’s not to say that everything with the...Continue Reading →
It is now November 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing. Pandemic culture requires everyone to spend more time at home, affording additional opportunities to take advantage of the myriad benefits found in the digital age. During this particular season, I’m talking about shopping online, of course! The increase in dependency on online activity has also led to an increase in the...Continue Reading →
Desktop 2FA is a more modern take on the Two-Factor Authentication idea. The notion is to add the level of security brought by 2FA to the end-user’s machine. In an era where Data Breaches have become a norm, the question is no longer if data will be compromised, but when. When credentials are captured and data is exposed, Desktop 2FA adds an additional layer of security to ensure personal...Continue Reading →
Customer support is pivotal in every vertical for a simple reason: customers keep companies alive. Existing customers provide feedback, revenue flow, and even referral business for a given company. This only remains true if customers are happy and cared for throughout the lifetime of the partnership. Elite and dedicated customer support drives customer relationships and enables companies to...Continue Reading →
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Society loves prophecy. Whether it’s used as a justification for acts of good or evil, or even if it’s just a matter of looking at your friend and saying “HA! I was right!” Correctly predicting what’s coming is a safe bet in terms of drawing interest, and it is a small wonder that even the biggest tech giants have hopped on that bandwagon. Of course, prophecy and reality often differ, and...Continue Reading →
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Knowing where to store user data is tough. Many variables must be considered before making a final decision, and the choice itself is never easy. PPortalGuard offers two different options for storing user-specific data: the file system and an SQL backend. While the initial choice may be daunting, it really is a no-brainer when you think about it.
For many administrators, implementing an...Continue Reading →
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Strong online security is the white whale of the digital revolution. With each step towards the final achievement, development and ingenuity necessitate that the individual takes two steps back. One step to familiarize oneself with the new technology, and another to determine the best foot forward. It’s an inescapable fact that technology moves faster than most people.
Rapid evolution isn’t...Continue Reading →
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