Because it’s Cyber Security Month, security has been top of mind for me, I’ve realized that network security plays a silent role in almost everything we do.
Last week our power went out. This is pretty rare where I live, because I’m on the same power grid as Disney World; which means that there are two major power sources sending electricity our way (imagine the cost of a power outage to Disney World!). I really never thought it would happen. Even the year that Central Florida was hit by three hurricanes the power never faltered here. But, a little transformer blew in town and knocked the lights out. No power, no network. So, I picked up my laptop and scooted out to the local Starbucks without giving it a second thought.
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Tags: cyber security month, network security, small business network security, vpn
Protecting your network against spam and other Web threats can save you plenty
The Web is a wondrous place filled with valuable information and harmless entertainment. It’s also a dark place filled with phishing scams, malware, viruses and spam (unsolicited or “junk” email). It’s kind of like walking around in a new city, you never know when you are going to cross “that street” and find yourself in an unsafe neighborhood. We all know not to send our banking information to the “kind gentleman” in a foreign country who needs help exchanging his royal inheritance; but it’s not always that obvious that you encountering a criminal.
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Tags: Cisco, network, network security, phishing, security, small business, spam, viruses