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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

15

Jan

2019

Six Security Practices to Teach Employees

No matter how strong your security and defense systems may be, there is always one flaw: human error.

No matter how big or small a company is, the fact behind employees being the biggest threat will never change for IT security. However, there are steps that can reduce the effect of human error, one of which is educating your employees on basic fundamentals of security and awareness.

Other steps that you can take include:

  • Avoiding Unknown Networks. Sure, you can send an email through a Starbucks Wi-Fi network, but these are open doors for hackers to gain access to a device that may contain corporate data.
  • Always Have a Passcode. Everything has gone mobile, and that includes the devices we use both at work and at home. Most of our devices don’t require passcodes, but they should. Teaching employees the importance of having every device require a passcode will pause the threat of an unknown visitor gaining access to critical information.
  • Watching What You Click. Antivirus software isn’t always the answer. Employees have become relaxed in what they click because of the “protection software.” Helping them understand that this is not the case, and the consequences of opening up documents from unknown people or websites.
  • Do Not Share Credentials. Purchase additional login accounts rather than sharing one account. That mentality needs to be done away with, and employees should learn value behind guest or role-based accounts. This is what keeps systems safe and secure.,/li>

Saying Something If You See Something. Keeps your eyes open for any suspicious documents, emails, or websites. Awareness goes a long way towards preventing cyber-attacks and hacks.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

3

Jan

2019

What’s Your Data Worth?

Have you ever wondered what your data is worth on the dark web? Recently, RSA went undercover in the dark web to find out just how pervasive “dump” selling was and what your information is worth.

RSA and Fox Business News Report found the following:

Social

  • Instant Messaging ($1-$5)
  • Emails ($1-$3)
  • Dating Sites ($1-$10)
  • Social Media Websites ($3)

Finance

  • Financial Services ($7-$10.50)
  • Online Money Transfer Services ($0.0-$15.50)
  • Bank Accounts ($3-$24)
  • Credit Card Websites ($3-$5)
  • Accounts from Recent Breach ($1)

Travel/Leisure

  • Airlines ($3-$10.50)
  • Hospitality Services ($0.7-$1.50)

The scariest part of these findings is that dating accounts have quickly become the third & fourth most valuable type of account to resell on the dark web. The reason? It provides the attacker with enhanced knowledge giving them the ability to generate a ‘Synthetic’ Identity. They glean intimate personal details about your life to create a new physical and virtual you in order gain credit, buy property, and obtain enough knowledge to take over your existing accounts by answering deeper security questions such as, “What was your first car?”, “What’s your dad’s middle name?”, or “Who was your favorite teacher in high school?”

So why do businesses & organizations care about this new trend?

Many organizations deploy technologies that are based on the same “Personal Question” methodology. An attacker who knows the answers to these questions can gain access to password reset mechanisms. Likewise, employees often use similar passwords across work and personal sites. More cases are being seen involving blackmail and corporate espionage – when people feel subject to embarrassment or criticism over information they posted on a dating site or social media outlet, they are more susceptible to do unnatural things to keep that information private.

How are you protecting not only your networks and Intellectual Property, but how are you educating your users and protecting them?

Be Vigilant, Stay Aware!

Christian Rolland, BVP, CCDP, CCNP+S, CCNP+R&S
Sr. Practice Director, Enterprise Networking

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11/13/2018 - 11/16/2018

13

Nov

2018

2018 CETPA Annual Conference

Author: Event Admin

Date of Event: November 13-16, 2018
Where: Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Time:All Day

CETPA is the only association in California focusing on the needs of the IT Professionals working in schools. The conference continues to grow and improve to become the best professional learning opportunity for those hoping to learn more about the effective use of technology in schools and how to support it successfully.

Attendees of this conference support all facets of IT including CTOs and Directors of Technology, Network Managers and Engineers, Data Base Administrators, Support, and Technicians. We also attract the Classroom Teacher, Administrators, and District and County Superintendents. All of these groups converge to share ideas and information and find out the latest, best technology tools to help improve teaching, learning, and administration. In addition, we have an impressive list of exhibitors and vendors providing the latest products and services. Anyone interested in the effective use of technology in schools is welcome!

This is the conference that will help you learn the best practices and the things to avoid if you are starting a new project, doing research or trying to connect better with your colleagues. Networking opportunities are plentiful and encouraged.

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10/30/2018 - 11/2/2018

30

Oct

2018

Educause 2018

Author: JPGuiang

Date of Event: October 30 – November 2, 2018
Where: Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Time:All Day

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference calls together the best thinking in higher education IT to become even better at what we do. This is where professionals and technology providers from around the world gather to network, share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges. It’s the largest gathering of your peers…people you can relate to, learn from, and stay connected to throughout the year.

Join us in the mile high city as we converge in Denver for the best of what matters most to you.

GENERAL SESSION PRESENTERS:

Michele Norris – Former NPR Host and Special Correspondent, Founding Director of The Race Card Project, & Executive Director of The Bridge

Alexis Ohanian – Co-founder of Reddit and Initialized Capital, as well as Bestselling Author

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9/20/2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

20

Sep

2018

TIG’s 2018 Technology Fair

Author: Event Admin

Date of Event: September 20, 2018
Where: TIG Headquarters
10240 Flanders Court
San Diego, CA 92121
Time:4:00pm – 7:00pm

The Technology Fair Vendor Showcase is dedicated to providing our clients with next generation technology options on the market.

You’ll have access to a broad range of industry leading vendors in one location dedicated to showcasing the best technology on the market today! Get empowered by a host of knowledgeable experts on-site, down-to-business exhibits, hands-on demos, solution sessions, and face-to-face meetings. Through client focused education, subject matter experts, and high-level networking, we aim to give our clients the keys to success in deploying and optimizing the best solutions, products and services.

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