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Server-TypesMicrosoft recently introduced its new web browser that is based on the open-source Chromium engine from Google.

Even though it is fairly new, the browser has lots of interesting features. There are plenty of reasons to switch to the new Microsoft Edge browser.

Austin IT Services professional Jason Simons with ICS shares some of the following highlights with Microsoft Edge: Continue reading


We live in an age in which cybersecurity can make or break a business. But, unfortunately, we also suffer from widespread misinformation or “fake news,” if you will.

The combination puts organizations at critical risk because decision-makers need true facts to ensure digital assets are kept out of harm’s way. Hackers have made bank exploiting vulnerabilities, and it’s time to close the disinformation gap between fake news myths and cybersecurity realities.

Krystal Triumph, an IT consulting professional in NJ shares some common information about cybersecurity breaches.

1: Hackers Only Target Big Corporations

When large corporations suffer multi-million-dollar data breaches, the crime results in splashy headlines. Media outlets know they can sell and resell doomsday hacks, such as the Equifax incident that compromised upwards of 147 million personal identity files. Big numbers and dollar-amounts garner click-bait responses. When a small or mid-sized company gets pinged, the media rarely covers the crime.

According to a 2020 Cybersecurity Statistics report published by The Manifest, “New data breaches surged by 424 percent last year, fueled by hackers targeting more small businesses.” The report indicates that 15 percent of small businesses “faced either a hack, virus, or data leak,” last year. The true facts about hackers are that they troll the internet searching for the low-hanging fruit. Small and mid-sized businesses that buy into the myth they are not targets often suffer the consequences.

2: Complex Username & Passwords Are Effective

The mainstream media inadvertently pushes a false narrative that complicated login profiles are effective deterrents. Political operative John Podesta became the poster child for subpar passwords after WikiLeaks published thousands of his private emails. Whether it’s fact or fiction, a narrative circulated that his password was, well, “password.” This, perhaps, urban legend sustained an idea that using a series of complicated characters would have avoided the breach. Not necessarily.

The true facts are that determined cybercriminals have an entire toolkit at their disposal to penetrate employee emails and devices. These may include phishing schemes, spyware, and password spraying tactics, among others. That’s why businesses of all sizes are implementing two-factor authentication security. Commonly called 2FA, this process requires a staff member to receive a separate code on a secondary device. They must input that code along with their username and password before gaining access to a network. Complex passwords are good. But the true facts are that layered cybersecurity is effective.

3: You’ll Be Promptly Alerted About A Breach

Companies invest in antivirus software, firewalls, and other cybersecurity measures with the idea hacks will be prevented, and they’ll get prompt alerts about threats. It’s an almost logical conclusion given the widespread information about ransomware attacks that hold business networks hostage until bitcoin payments are made. But these smash-and-grab cybercriminals are just the tip of the iceberg. The thieves you really need to worry about are digital burglars.

Take a moment to consider a nefarious individual has successfully unveiled an employee’s username and password. That hacker can now infiltrate your system through a credible login profile with absolute impunity. What would motivate them to pull a grab-and-go of your digital assets? Nothing.

The true facts are that once a digital burglar has defeated your security, it may be in their criminal best interest to covertly copy files, company secrets, bank account numbers, and personal identity records. These assets can be sold on the Dark Web, and it could take years for an organization to detect. Consider the following example.

Marriott, the hospitality giant, reportedly suffered a long-term breach that may have run for four years. Digital burglars were apparently able to steal the information of upwards of a half-billion guests over that period. Needless to say, Marriott probably believed they would be promptly alerted to even a minimal threat. The true facts do not support that myth.



Recruitment Process OutsourcingIntroduction:

The first thing that comes into anyone’s mind after graduating is getting some experience. This is possible while being hired by some firm. Earlier in the good old days, mere a positive interview in the firm you wish to work in could get you a job. Now the term of the trade is changing. Your field of graduation may not necessarily get a job in the same industry. Continue reading

What is fatigue testing?

Fatigue testing is the most important stage in the manufacturing process. This is what ensures the product will work as advertised throughout its intended lifespan.

What is fatigue testing?

Nearly all products worth purchasing are subject to some level of fatigue testing – an extensive cyclical process that tests for unexpected progressive structural changes that can cause irreparable damage under repeated stress.

Companies run high and low cycle tests to check for various forms of fatigue, including but not limited to: material fatigue, creep fatigue, thermal mechanical fatigue, and corrosion fatigue. Continue reading

Nature and technologyWhen you think about the connections between nature and technology, you usually wouldn’t think of some positive ones.

You would argue that technological advances are at the expanse of nature – deforestation, pollution, water shortages, and so on.

However, there are different sides to every story, and technology has its bright side, as well. It has brought us closer to the wildlife than we could have imagined, and here are some of the technologies that have achieved that. Continue reading

Google SEOIn today’s post, we’ll discuss three of the top reasons you need to hire a SEO expert to achieve top search engine rankings.

Deciding to engage an expert in Search Engine Optimization is a huge decision. It can potentially save time and improve your site or risk damaging your reputation and site.

Many SEO consultants and agencies provide useful services for site owners, including: Continue reading

Energy SavingLatest technologies continue to be explored to improve energy efficient systems.

Improvements in energy efficiency are generally achieved by adopting a more efficient technology or production processes. There is a growing need to lower energy use through the installation of available technology.

Investing in efficient technologies and smart systems gives people the opportunity to enjoy significant energy savings instantly. Continue reading

Three new Lumia smartphonesMicrosoft has announced three new Nokia Lumia smartphones – 830, 735 and 730, including a model with a low price tag, as well as two models which are suitable for Skype video calling due to the presence of the front cameras with high resolution.

All three new products were announced at the IFA 2014 in Berlin, the beginning of their sales is expected later this month.

According to the report the corporation, all three smartphones run on the basis of Windows Phone 8.1 and supplemented by proprietary Service Pack Lumia Denim EXCLUSIVE extensions for Lumia. Continue reading

TV 2014Fourteen top manufacturers of LCD TV screens expect to increase the products’ shippings next year, despite the fact that half of them have experienced decreasing in volumes of shippings in 2013.

TV manufacturers from South Korea, Japan and China plan to produce about 236 million of LCD TV screens in 2014, it means that an increase will be 13.4% more comparing to the estimated volume of shippings in 2013, analysts in IHS think that overall shipping in 2013 was 208.1 million units. Continue reading

MusicWiring and connecting a PA or recording system can be very complex and potentially dangerous. Here are some issues to consider.

A Little Background to Music Connectivity

The world of connectivity and wiring within backline, PA and recording setups can seem at times bizarre and bewildering. There are numerous connection types, from XLR and TRS Jack to RCA Phono and Mono Jacks, along with screened and unscreened cables. We’ll attempt to unravel these mysteries and hopefully offer a clear guide to what you need to use and when to use it!

First, it’s worth pointing out that recording connectivity is very different to PA (public address) or backline (monitoring) connectivity. PA and backline sound rigs involve feeding signals to speakers at high power, whereas the signals used in recording are rarely more powerful than a home hifi unit, and are mostly much lower than that. Continue reading

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