Phishing is fun!

Phish for phun and profit

Phishing is a real problem, and that problem is only increasing in frequency. Phish attacks come in many different forms. Everyone is affected by phishing. Whether it be that a credit card number is stolen from your family member, or your friend gets their Facebook account hijacked, or you have…
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Using Artificial Intelligence to create predictive systems

The term Artificial Intelligence (or AI) was coined in the mid 1950s.  AI technology was heavily funded by the Department of Defense for many years. Unfortunately, the practitioners at the time were overly optimistic and failed to overcome some of the difficulties that they faced. By the mid 1970s, funding…
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Business & Technology Planning

This article explores basic ideas that you should keep in mind as you are starting or continuing your business. It is intended to provoke deeper thoughts for you and your executive team. From business continuity, to free coffee and free WiFi, we’ll look into ideas that are important to businesses……
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How to prevent content filtering from affecting your web site

Content Filtering companies have gained quite a bit of traction in the Computer Network Defense (CND) industry. The goal of content filtering is to attempt to stem the carnage that malicious sites can wreak on unsuspecting individuals and companies by blocking access to malware and other forms of ransomware.  The…
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Hierarchical file systems, directories and subdirectories

WordPress: WordPress Subdirectory management

Most of us are familiar with files, directories, and subdirectories.   In the art of computer science, directories are a way to organize files into a meaningful hierarchy.  WordPress relies on hierarchical file systems to organize the thousands of required files in a WordPress instance. History lesson! Hierarchical file systems were…
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Account compromise – how to not be a victim

Our online identity IS our identity. Someone masquerading as you is potentially a dangerous situation, but it is at least creepy. The problem is, as sure as everyone will pay taxes this year, we will all have our online identity compromised. What do you tell your colleagues who have had…
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Centrally managing WordPress sites

Managing multiple WordPress sites is no easy task. While managing a single WordPress site in itself can seem difficult at times, managing many WordPress sites concurrently requires keeping track of multiple security updates, different Plug-In updates, Theme updates, backups, usernames and credentials, and Firewall settings. Fortunately, this is a common…
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Zero day, 0day, ohday, oh my!

Hackers have a few things in their favor when it comes to getting into your network and stealing data.  One of those things is the elusive zero day.   When it comes to hacking, a zero day is an “exploitation against a publicly unknown vulnerability”. But hackers don’t need a zero…
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The end of the (land) line

So you’ve looked at your local phone bill and it was… oh my, I’m paying that much for a simple landline phone number? This doesn’t seem right! How can I be paying $40 a month for a landline phone (base price around $15/month, plus “options” price like call waiting around…
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Business Continuity Planning

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is the pre-planning effort put in to make sure your business continues to operate even during adverse situations. BCP is the work put in before those imperfect days, in order to smoothly transition between “normal” operations and “backup” operations. A backhoe digs through the internet cables,…
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Risks can feel a lot like piranha ! (photo courtesy Pixabay)

Risk management – developing a framework

Risk management is an essential skill for any business professional. Whether it be having a second screwdriver available on the job in case one is lost or broken, or it be having Errors and Omissions or liability insurance, we are constantly evaluating risks and the costs associated with managing those…
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