FOCUS on TECH – You live in an insecure environment

FOCUS on TECH - You live in an insecure environment

What does the CyberSpace Solarium Commission have to do with your daily work environment?

On June 2, 2020 the CyberSpace Solarium Commission released a white paper on "Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic". Jeff Dettloff does a great job translating what this means for YOU in your daily life.

Reboot your Computer!

“Did you turn it off and on again?," quips a tech from the show 'The IT Crowd' as one of their recurring punch-lines.

That’s a question that gets asked a lot by IT professionals, so much so that the concept gets joked about, not only regarding computers, but in other areas of life as well.

Is your organization #QuarantineReady ?

Is your organization #QuarantineReady ?

Here are six questions to ask yourself (or those in your organization) to help guide you towards the best ways to become #QuarantineReady for your organization.

What systems are so vital to the business that access needs to be available at all times and from any location?
Where are your files and/or database(s)? Can they be securely accessed from a remote location?
Communication systems - can your phones, email, etc be securely accessed without someone on-site administering their operations?
Accounting - can you run your business securely and successfully without local access to accounting/ERP systems?
What Internet service is available at the remote location - is it fast enough for the user to do their job without frustration? 
For all of the above, what steps are you taking to ensure that they are operationally secure? Cyber-Security is ultimately a human behavior problem much more than it is purely a technology problem.