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Moving an Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox Database Without Disrupting Your Users or Losing Data

Moving an Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox Database Without Disrupting Your Users or Losing Data

Posted on 11 February 2016 at 09:34
When you create a fresh, new installation of Exchange Server 2016, it automatically creates a new database for you. Most network environments have specific requirements for data storage, and it’s usually on a separate partition from the main C drive. If you find yourself in the position of moving the database, it’s a tricky process since you can’t just copy and paste the database to a...
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Smile You’re on Camera: Insecure IoT Cameras and How You Can Fix Them

Smile You’re on Camera: Insecure IoT Cameras and How You Can Fix Them

Posted on 09 February 2016 at 09:46
A recent search engine called Shodan recently launched and its mission was to search the Internet for insecure IoT (Internet of Things) cameras. It showed the world just how insecure cameras can be and how owners are unaware of how easily they can be breached. A recent Ars Technica article showed the image of a sleeping baby.   Normal IoT Camera Setup   When you set up any...
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How to Eliminate One of IT’s Biggest Threats: Single Point of Failure (SPOF)

How to Eliminate One of IT’s Biggest Threats: Single Point of Failure (SPOF)

Posted on 04 February 2016 at 09:22
  A single point of failure (SPOF) is any hardware or software component that could potentially render the entire system unusable should the component fail. Redundancy is the key to avoid SPOFs, but startups or small businesses often don’t build their system based on possible failure. Redundancy is expensive, but it’s even more costly when an SPOF isn’t pinpointed and the system...
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So, you want a Career in IT Administration?

So, you want a Career in IT Administration?

Posted on 02 February 2016 at 09:40
  IT is a hot career. Not only are there plenty of people looking for qualified individuals, but there are also several career paths you can take. “IT administration” can mean several specialties – networking, security, desktop support, help desk support, QA analyst and integration engineer just to name a few.   Determining Your Niche   Before you determine the...
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Phishing Attacks Increasingly Target Company Executives

Phishing Attacks Increasingly Target Company Executives

Posted on 28 January 2016 at 09:35
Phishing attacks aren’t a new cyber threat, but hackers are more ambitious in their threats in recent years. Instead of targeting low-level employees, hackers are now incorporating social engineering to gain access to systems from an executive level – especially finance executives. This means higher elevated privileges and access to more sensitive corporate data if successful. They can...
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6 Tips on How You Can Make Your Security Awareness Training More Effective

6 Tips on How You Can Make Your Security Awareness Training More Effective

Posted on 26 January 2016 at 09:58
  Security awareness is a collaborative effort between security officers, employees, management and executives. Everyone must work together to ensure the highest standards in protection against cyber threats. Security awareness provides companies with ways to reduce risk by educating every person from executives to employees. Education has been shown to help reduce the amount of...
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4 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Ransomware and Avoid Losing Your Data

4 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Ransomware and Avoid Losing Your Data

Posted on 21 January 2016 at 09:51
  Ransomware is particularly nasty malware that automatically encrypts important files such as documents and images and holds them hostage until you pay a ransom. The ransom can be anywhere from $100 to $1000 dollars. Even worse – the ransom increases as you take more time to decide if you want to pay the fee.   Because this malware holds valuable information hostage, many...
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