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The Insanity of Your Network – Storing Keys in the Same Place as Everyone Else

Imagine that you have a fleet of dozens of expensive vehicles, and you keep all of their keys in a locked cabinet. There is a master key that opens the cabinet. You assign your IT team

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A New Opportunity for Your IT Pros to Protect your Servers

Attackers can take advantage of a large attack surface on your servers. Your IT professionals can drastically reduce the attack surface, and potentially save you money.

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How Buying a Spare Printer can Vastly Improve Your Cyber Security

Imagine a scenario when an IT professional knows there is an urgent security problem in your firewall that needs to be addressed. And at the same time, your multi-function printer is broken. What problem will the IT professional address first?

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IT Professionals: 3 Things IT Professionals Must Do to Avoid Being Fired

To keep their job, IT Professionals must do three things.

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A Way to Control Consultant Access – Every Time

What if you’d like to know each and every time a consultant attempted to access your systems? And would you like the ability to approve or deny each attempt?

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How To Know if a Password Attack Succeeded

Last week, you saw an example of a list of passwords that an attacker used to attack a server more than 41,000 times. But the worst part was the server that underwent a short attack…

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Are You Paying IT Pros Too Much?

Are You Paying IT Pros Too Much? IT Professionals have approached me to say they feel unhappy with their compensation. And some executives ask how much is enough pay. There are ways to know…

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Your IT Pros Deserve This

Give your IT Professionals an edge, and show your appreciation of them at the same time.

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Huge Change in Scheduled Patches

IT Pros know to clear their calendars right after the second Tuesday of the month. Dubbed “Patch Tuesday,” that’s when Microsoft releases most patches. Microsoft announced they are abandoning that practice and will release patches ASAP when they are available. What it means for your IT Pros…

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