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What Does End of Life Mean for Windows 7?

Time is up for Windows 7. Users have to move on, one way or another. As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft won’t offer any more support for the operating system. There will be no updates and no security patches. Continuing to use it on the Internet will be like walking through a malaria-infested swamp with…

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Gaining Visibility into Shadow IT: The Case of NASA JPL

What comes to your mind when you hear the term ‘Shadow IT?’ For some people, they first think about Ra’s al Ghul’s League of Shadows –formerly referred to as League of Assassins- in the film Batman. This answer is not far from the truth because Shadow IT is an assassin targeting organizations with huge adverse…

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3 Pillars of Email Authentication: SPF, DKIM, and DMARC

Since the advent of the internet, spam mail has been on the rise. 45% of emails sent are spam emails equating to about 14.5 billion spam emails daily. Many businesses and individuals fall victim to spam emails every day. Spam Email has adverse effects including increasing security breaches, decreasing productivity, and huge financial repercussions. The…

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18 Steps to Improving BYOD Security

BYOD or Bring your own device policies are becoming more and more common, especially for contractors and people who work remotely. Many employees don’t want to have to carry two separate cell phones, do work in their own home on their own desktop, or have one laptop for both work and personal purposes. BYOD also…

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