Monthly Archives: August 2018

Q: Will I get fired if my manager find out I sent the project file home, and they are very tight on security?

A: This depends on your company IT Policies and Procedures. For most organizations that deal with sensitive information, that information is not permitted to leave secure controlled company IT infrastructure. Your home network and computer have not been through a security audit. It is almost certain there are significant security vulnerabilities (in 37 years of IT,…
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Q: What equipment/services do I need to set up my home office for telecommuting jobs?

A: In large part this depends on the specific needs of the telecommuting job, but here are the basics required by any telecommuter: A reliable computer that is faster than you. If your computer is a performance/productivity bottleneck, your employer will likely notice and find someone else who can be more productive. The software mandated…
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Free Upgrade to Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 Security Essentials

Free Upgrade to Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 Security Essentials In case you have been living in an ice cave the past few months, ransomware and hacker attacks are increasing faster than ever. A vulnerability on one computer can almost immediately lead to compromising all computers. Apple will be releasing its latest operating system–macOS 10.13, High…
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Practical Paranoia for iOS 12 Devices

Updated 2018 The best-selling, easiest, step-by-step, most comprehensive guide to securing your home or business iOS iPhone and iPad. Completely revised and updated for iOS 12. Official workbook for the Practical Paranoia: Security Essentials Workshop. Designed for both workshop use and self-study. The entire workshop is contained within the book. Includes all instructor presentations, hands-on…
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Practical Paranoia for OS X 10.12 Sierra

Updated August, 2016! The best-selling, easiest, step-by-step, most comprehensive guide to securing your home or business OS X computers. Completely revised and updated for OS X 10.12, Sierra. Official workbook for the Practical Paranoia: Security Essentials Workshop. Designed for both workshop use and self-study. The entire workshop is contained within the book. Includes all instructor…
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My Technology OMG! Moment

Years back, Business Week magazine published a study on what personal computer IT upgrade provides the biggest return on investment. Issues such as faster cpu, more RAM, larger storage (they didn't have "faster" storage back then as we do now with SSD and Flash drives), and monitor size were evaluated. The study prompted me to…
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