Why I Support the Arts


As a long-time supporter of the arts, I’m always trying to nudge others into joining the effort, especially those who have enjoyed sufficient success to make such support painless for them, and significant for whichever area of the arts they choose.

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For Hackers, It Pays to Be Nice


Hackers often say they are driven by curiosity and the challenge of breaking into systems that others have tried to keep them out of. Along they way, too many descend into a deeper form of criminality, using their skills to steal funds, abscond with intellectual property, or to extort funds in the form of ransomware.

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Seven Steps to Keeping Employees Secure While They Work from Home


The COVID-19 pandemic provided a great opportunity for businesses to realize the efficiencies gained by remote workplaces and allowing employees to work from home. Employees benefited because they like the flexibility, the absence of a commute, and a greater freedom of where they live.

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Cyber Insurance 101: A Guide to Cyber Insurance


What does cyber insurance do? For small and medium-sized business, it can be the difference between life and death. Here’s how CoAdvantage describes it: “To put it bluntly, cyber liability insurance helps you not lose your business in the event of a security breach.

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Seven Steps to Staying Secure While Working from Home


The COVID-19 virus enormously accelerated the trend toward working from home. Vaccines are on the way, but even after the coast is clear for returning to work, there is likely to be a significant number of organizations that continue to embrace working from home for a variety of good reasons.

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Looking Ahead to 2021: Seven Security Trends to Watch for in the Year Ahead


I was planning on writing “Looking VERY MUCH Ahead to 2021,” as 2020 has earned a less than desirable reputation amongst most of us. However, the idea of 2021 being all roses and puppy dogs was destroyed with the news last week of the discovery of an enormous cybersecurity breach with tentacles…

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Security Best Practices


Seven Steps to Protect Against Ransomware Tips on how to protect your IT resources from the threat of […]

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Seven Steps to Protect Against Ransomware


By Clinton Pownall President & CEO Computer Business Consultants As we prepare to enter a new year, I’m going to share […]

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Knowing the Enemy: A Closer Look at Ransomware Attacks


By Clinton Pownall President & CEO Computer Business Consultants Recently I wrote about the unfortunate uptick in ransomware, as reported by […]

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Chaos and Ransom: Effective Backups Set You Free


Last month the U.S. government released an alert that—unfortunately—confirmed something that many of us had already been detecting: […]

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