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Some items for you thinkers out there..

* Liable to attack: Cyber insurance can help organizations cover the cost of breaches

The study found that the severity of data leakage incidents has increased over the last two years for 54 percent of the 3,500 IT professionals who responded. Fifty-two percent of those polled said the frequency of breaches also has increased over the same period. Breaches defined as “malicious” cost victim organizations $840,000 on average.” Read more..

I wonder how long it will be before “cyber insurance” is required by Law..

* And here’s (a link to) an interesting video WordPress won’t let me ’embed’: Is privacy overrated? Cyber attack in the new digital age

Wiretap Extension Will Help Crooks & Terrorists

Extending existing US wiretap laws to give federal agencies easier backdoor access to Internet communications — especially real-time P2P services like VoIP — will give, not only aid and comfort, but also technical assistance, to the country’s enemies. Not to mention cyberthieves.” Read more..

Maybe I’m jaded but, I suspect, Congress won’t “get” that..

Sorry I have to run. More later. (An $800,000+ hit is today’s cost-of-doing-business? Wow.)

* When you have a product to sell…

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Today’s quote:Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things.” ~ Robert Service

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May 22, 2013 Posted by | advice, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, News, privacy, security, tech | , , , | Leave a comment

10 Steps That Could Save Your Business

Folks, today I am just going to share with you one of the better articles I have read recently. Whether you are a “business” or not, and whether you’ve heard some of the advice here before, or not, I think many (most?) of us will benefit from reading: Disaster Recovery: 10 Steps That Could Save Your Business

The ‘disaster’ in ‘disaster recovery’ comes in many forms — flood, fire, even a serious health issue. The VARs in the following stories were given a second chance and then took no chances in making their business more prepared.Read more..

Yes, it’s a bit long. But.

Today’s quote:We acquire the strength we have overcome.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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May 11, 2013 Posted by | advice, security | , , , | Leave a comment

Considering A Tablet?

Folks, two very good reads for you today. The first puts into print my “spiel” when I am asked about tablets (such as the iPad), and also explains why I do not own one (yet). The second explains not only the “state of IT”, but also, indirectly, perhaps, the state of our nation..?
(If you are an ‘IT type’, or are thinking about working in IT, then the article is [IMHO] a ‘must read’. Perhaps a reader or two has been effected by this change..?)

Tablets are for people who hate computers

Tablets may be stealing some of the thunder from traditional PC sales, but that doesn’t mean they’re for everyone. If you’re already proficient with a PC, you may be disappointed by a tablet.Read more..

The future of IT will be reduced to three kinds of jobs The IT profession and the IT job market are in the midst of seismic changes that are going to shift the focus to three types of jobs.

There’s a general anxiety that has settled over much of the IT profession in recent years. It’s a stark contrast to the situation just over a decade ago. At the end of the 1990s, IT pros were the belles of the ball..Read more..

Since it has been a while..:

Today’s quote:Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.  Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.  Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.  But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”  ~ Buddha

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July 28, 2011 Posted by | advice, computers, mobile, tech | , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments