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Teknik IT Mgmt & Data Security Blog

Teknik IT Management & Data Security has developed this blog to give you ideas and useful information to help our readers understand and receive the most benefit from fast-changing technology.

The information provided in our blog is comprised of the authors' thoughts and solely their opinions based on their experience and research. If you implement any recommendations offered here, you do so at your own risk. Teknik IT Mgmt and Data Security, the authors and contributors are not responsible for any resulting outcome.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 Tags: Cybersecurity Employee Training Read and add comments (0) *}

Employee Training: The Neglected Layer of Cybersecurity


Human error is a very common and effective method hackers use to gain entry into secured networks. Setting up strong network security is a must. But passwords, firewalls, anti-virus, anti-malware and monitoring can only protect your IT infrastructure up to a point if employee mistakes undermine their effectiveness. The only way to prevent these mistakes is by training your employees to avoid them.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Read and add comments (0) *}

Here's What to Do if You've Been Infected with Ransomware


This is some great advice from our vendor Fortinet.

If your organization has been affected by ransomware, here are some things to do:

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Saturday, August 20, 2016 Read and add comments (0) *}

Get the best Wi-Fi Performance for Working at Home

With more professionals working at home, it’s very important to have your home Wi-Fi working at its optimal performance. There are a few things you can do to enhance your Wi-Fi speed and performance.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Read and add comments (0) *}

How Can You Stop Google Spying on You?

Many people would be surprised at the large volume of information that Google collects about them. It keeps records of your voice searches (“OK Google”), your web searches, where you’ve been, and what you’ve watched on YouTube. The main reason Google does all this is for advertising revenue. By tracking your habits and searches it can create a detailed profile about you to target you with advertising relevant to your location, interests and demographics. Google also collects this information to improve your use experience with its products.

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Friday, August 12, 2016 Read and add comments (0) *}

Password Best Practices

In today’s advanced technological world, security is our top concern to keep our systems and data safe. It is very important to create a password policy that uses minimum requirements that will adequately protect your systems and data. If your passwords are too short and not strong, it makes them very vulnerable to brute force hacking in which software systematically will guess your password. The longer and more complex the password, the longer it will take the software to guess. Depending on how long and strong your password is, it could be days to lifetimes for software utilities to crack your password.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Read and add comments (0) *}

Why are Hackers Targeting Small Businesses?

Many small and medium (SMB) business owners believe that their systems wouldn’t be of much interest to hackers because cyber-attacks on large businesses receive the most media attention. Unfortunately, they are very wrong. Hackers are attracted to small and medium businesses in increasing numbers. Tim Francis, Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance at Travelers Insurance, said at a panel discussion in 2015 that 62% of cyber-attack victims are small businesses. The resulting financial losses and damage to their reputation can be devastating.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Read and add comments (0) *}

How to Manage Passwords

Why are passwords so important? How many passwords should you have? Should you have different passwords for different websites? Different programs??? These are all good question and important to address to keep your accounts secure.

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