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NCSAM: Tip #20: The Importance of Your Online Reputation

Your reputation is one of the most important assets you have personally and professionally. Right or wrong, it defines how other people perceive you as a person. You can do positive things to improve or maintain a good reputation, such as demonstrating a high level of professionalism at work or loyalty to your family and friends. Likewise, you can easily damage a reputation through a seemingly innocent comment made to the wrong person. A damaged reputation can be difficult, if not impossible, to salvage.

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: October 24-28

Happy Halloween Weekend! Everyone figure out their costumes and have all their candy ready for the trick or treaters?! To get in the Halloween spirit, check out this awesome pumpkin a Cisco fan created for us last Halloween. Then, take a look at The Network’s top news stories of the week!

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NCSAM Tip #19: Secure Your Wireless Network!

Just because you are not paranoid, does not mean they are not out to get you!

Real World Consequences:

Let me set the scene, your home with your family sitting on the couch watching TV. When all of the sudden a whole swarm of SWAT officers come busting through your front door on a no knock warrant. You and your family are separated, and you are forced to the ground at gunpoint with the officers screaming at you about your disgusting ways, shouting “We know WHAT YOU ARE, PEDOFILE!”

But that will never happen to you right? You don’t ever visit those types of websites, the very thought of such things turns your stomach. That is just what a resident of Buffalo, New York thought earlier this year, until it happened to him and his wife. Now as it turns out he was completely innocent, but that fact did not save him from having his door broken down or having a weapon held on him while he was being detained and his house searched by the FBI and the Buffalo Police. (And no they did not pay to fix his door.)

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Technology Roundup: Security

These resources can help you secure your network and protect company data

Every small business knows that the only constant you can count on is change. Your business processes change, your network changes, and even the Internet changes. Each of these can make your company vulnerable and expose you to online threats. You need to make sure your security measures are keeping pace. This includes everything from battening down your network hatches to educating employees on how to safely browse the web to knowing how to securely use free Wi-Fi hotspots.

In this latest installment of our Technology Roundup series, we provide extensive resources to help you secure your network and protect valuable company information.

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Duct Tape and Chewing Gum Isn’t Enough: Cloud and Virtual Environments Require Specialized Security

By now, just about everybody who works in any area of IT knows that moving multiple workloads into one physical server optimizes server usage, minimizes procurement and operational costs, and increases overall efficiency of the network. As a result, virtualization technology remains one of the hottest topics in IT today, due to its overwhelming benefits to organizations of all sizes. Read More »

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