Firewall

Firewalls  Keep Your  Kingdom  Safe

As the name implies, a firewall is an outside barrier to your network and a necessary part of your network security arsenal. A firewall has the capability to both fortify your cyber kingdom, keeping unwanted information or predators out, and virtually lower the drawbridge to allow wanted information to enter.   Using the ‘firewall’ that comes with the Internet connection you ordered is

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System Administrator

System Administrator – The Fundamental Rule

Do you know how many system administrators your company needs? One. One System Administrator! That’s our policy and should be yours.  Having multiple system administrators never ends well for the network or your business. What is a system administrator (sysadmin): A system administrator is the person in a company that ensures software is acquired and installed correctly and keeps the network and

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Avoid It Panic

You Will Be Hacked! Better Get Ready!

Recently I went to a security conference and the FBI Agent there said there are two types of businesses: those that have been hacked and those that have been hacked but don’t know it. OUCH! Have you ever endured the tragedy of a breach? After a security breach one of the first things you do is implement your response plan (assuming

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Triple Your Cyber Security

Triple Your Cyber Security at the Weakest Level

 “It’s not paranoia if they are really after you.” – Tagline for the movie “Enemy of the State” Is your business as safe as it can be from cyber crime? Cyber crime is a real threat and the more digital our universe becomes, the larger the threat. One of the easiest ways for a business to protect its server from intruders

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Identity Theft

Don’t Let Identity Theft End Your Holidays

Password Protection – Prevent Identity Theft Starting with Black Friday and throughout December–before and after the religious holidays, there is a flurry of shopping. Sales and sprees both in real life and online can keep our credit cards charging ahead at a dizzying rate. We at HD Tech want to take this opportunity to give a gift of good advice. Go

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HR Policies

HR Policies for Tech

The horror of hacks to businesses The scariest part of horror movies is the first scene that shows the fiendish slasher is in the same house or even as close as the same room with the hero or heroine. Many times, the perpetrator of the gruesome crimes turns out to be someone the victim knows. Guess what? This is true of

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Backup Monitor Verify

Backup, Monitor, Verify – 3 Business Survival Habits

  Backups are the single most important survival habit for your business. Period. Everything runs through your computer system.  If that system is down-especially for an extended period, you run the risk of your business failing. Studies show that over 70% of small businesses go out of business within a year if they have a major, unrecoverable data loss. Running a computer backup is one

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Remember to save to the server!

The scenario: We all do it, you’re creating a file and just want to save it as quickly as possible so you save it to the desktop! Don’t do it! Resist the urge! Those files that we save to the desktop are often times files we begin to use on a regular basis and because they’re not on the server they

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