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Password Management is More Important Than You Think

Password Management is More Important Than You Think Personal Data Protection Series 3 of 6 Passwords Strong passwords keep apps and online services secure. Layer 8 Security wants our community to be safe with their personal information by playing it smart. Please pass this information along to co-workers, family and neighbors. These recommendations will benefit not only yourself but also your workplace. Passwords are a key component of keeping yourself protected from bad guys trying to steal your personally identifiable [...]

Encryption for Everyone – Part 2 Windows

In part 2 of our blog series on encryption we will focus on those who are running Windows.  BitLocker is fairly easy to set up and will keep your data-at-rest safe while your computer is powered down. What is BitLocker? BitLocker is Microsoft's easy-to-use, proprietary encryption program for Windows that can encrypt your entire hard drive(s) as well as protect against unauthorized changes to your system such as firmware-level malware. System requirements To run BitLocker you need a Windows PC [...]

IoT can help manufacturing, but does it make you less secure?

When companies began to embrace the idea and the tech behind the Internet of Things (IoT), one area that stood to benefit the most was, and is, the world of manufacturing. Anyplace that relies on efficient operations to keep things flowing, and does so using a litany of systems, lends itself well to the burgeoning world of IoT. Imagine if all of your numerous systems are becoming much more easy to network and thus control online-it would be a godsend [...]

Secure Your SOHO Wireless Routers

This is another one of those things that, for the vast majority of IT professionals, ought to be second nature. When you get something new, with a default username and change it. It's always my first order of business, next to changing the default IP addresses. Locking down any new network gear is imperative, because with user guides online, anyone can figure out the default access information. Need further proof of how bad being lazy can be, or added [...]