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Is anti-virus obsolete?

The problem with anti-virus programs these days is that so many viruses come out every hour that anti-virus programs can hardly keep their list of virus signatures up to date. If your anti-virus program doesn’t know a virus is “bad” until hours after the virus arrived, you are still infected and it may be too […]

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Are vulnerability scans of your network helpful?

As part of the Foster Institute IT Security Assessments, we always offer to perform vulnerability assessments and they are indeed very helpful.  Executives can help IT professionals overcome the negative effect to the results of a vulnerability scan…

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Thieves preying on your social media

ABC’s Good Morning America recently posted a video about a woman whose home was robbed after she announced on Facebook that she was leaving her home to go to a concert.

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CEO expresses frustration regarding IT professionals

Recently, a CEO sent me a message saying about executives, “We don’t know what we don’t know, and we depend on the IT department for answers. They could tell me aliens fried their Wheaties on the backup drive for breakfast and how am I to challenge that?”

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