Check out the latest news in IT, and see what CAPEMS is up to!
Gizmodo has a nice write-up on why you should be using a VPN to secure your connection from public networks.
A recent study showed that using the 10000 most common passwords would have cracked >98% of 6 million user accounts. All of these problems have the potential for a huge security hazard. Deloitte has a great piece explaining why, and how multi-factor authentication can be the answer. We’ve been pushing smartcards and keyfobs for some time, if you have questions, give us a call!
Linus Torvalds gives his opinion on the traditional hard drive in his usual subtle matter. Can’t say we disagree.
A great article on a school’s failing attempt to replace staff computers with iPads. The iPad is a great invention, but that’s not enough. Always review your business to see if a solution really works for YOU.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, wrote a short opinion on the cloud for Gizmodo. Check out his thoughts.
This one is a bit techie, but what is particularly interesting is the fact that cloud vendors aren’t will to sign Business Associate agreement re: HIPAA.
It’s hard to imagine how a Medical or Law Practice could be 100% in the cloud.
We’re still not sold on the idea, and continue to promote a hybrid model, where you stay in control of your systems, while using the cloud for secure redundancy.
Wired.com has a neat summary on the current state of email etiquette. We’re not 100% on board with the ‘no images’ rule, since we feel branding can be important, but there’s probably a middle ground. Images can probably be skipped in replies if the subject is following a clear thread.
You might have heard us talk about Linux, specifically Ubuntu, as an alternative OS to Windows. All technology vendors seem to focusing more on the user experience. Apple has iOS, Microsoft will be lauching Metro in Windows 8, and now here’s a look at Ubuntu’s take on an easier to use computer interface.
HD Moore (of Metasploit and now Rapid7) ‘discovered’ many major corporations are running advanced teleprensce systems…while failing to change the default settings. Without proper security, even these top-of-the-line systems are vulnerable. This is a great example of why we’re always ready to assist our clients in tech purchasing. With our experience, you can deploy all the latest gadgets, without worrying about exposing all your data to the entire world.