Windows 10 Enterprise – Step-by-Step guide to encrypt hard drive

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Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise include a tool called Bitlocker, which can provide total hard drive encryption for modern TPM based laptops.  The screenshots included provided excellent step-by-step documentation: http://www.itpro.co.uk/security/25957/how-to-encrypt-your-hard-disk-in-windows-10 If you’re running a Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise laptop then it’s ridiculously simple to encrypt it using BitLocker.  Our laptops contain almost every detail […]

Microsoft – Skype for Business improvements with UCC during 2016

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Microsoft recently acquired UC Commander to improve Skype for Business capabilities during the coming year, as documented in this PC Magazine article:  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498484,00.asp Microsoft isn’t hiding its concerted effort to capture all facets of the cloud-based enterprise communication and collaboration market.  All Microsoft’s services run on the company’s cloud platform on the back end, soon […]

Identity Theft – Best practices and Steps for victims of this crime

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Kim Komando shares a list of the major steps victims should follow if they become victims of identity theft: http://www.komando.com/tips/300138/protect-your-tax-return-from-crooks-and-hackers/3 Report the crime. File a report with your local police and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.identitytheft.gov or by calling the FTC Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338. Request a fraud alert. […]

2015 Tax Season – Steps to Protect your refund

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Kim Komando shares some important tips to safeguard your tax refund as almost $6 billion was stolen by fraudsters last year http://www.komando.com/tips/300138/protect-your-tax-return-from-crooks-and-hackers Along with tax season comes a frighteningly easy form of identity theft that can cause you a heap of trouble. Thieves with just a little information about you can file a bogus tax […]

Virus Total Security firm – Adds FIRMWARE scanning for malware

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Virus Total has enhanced it services to now include Firmware based malware as noted below https://threatpost.com/virustotal-supports-firmware-scanning/116072/ Successful attacks against firmware are rare but provide hackers with one thing they covet most: persistence.  Advanced attack groups have already accelerated their capabilities in finding ways to burrow into the BIOS and EFI as noted by the Snowden […]

Malware – CenterPOS is evolving new e-commerce threat

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Point of Sales attacks are highly sophisticated malware threats designed to transmit credit card and other sensitive information to command-and-control servers. This information can later be used to defraud customers directly or through identity theft.  https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2016/01/centerpos_an_evolvi.html There has been no shortage of point-of-sale (POS) threats in the past couple of years. This type of malicious […]

Google Chrome browser – HTTP based websites highlighted as non-secure

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All modern browsers flag unencrypted sites and Google Chrome will further enhance highlighting sites which are less protected.  SSL encryption is needed for password authentication, entry of forms data, and any other senstive operation. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/google-will-soon-shame-all-websites-that-are-unencrypted-chrome-https Google already signaled its preference for HTTPS websites when it called for HTTPS to be “everywhere” on the web during […]

Leadership – 2016 Secrets for Success PERSONAL GROWTH

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John Maxwell is sharing a new weekly series during 2016 called the “Secrets for Success”.  The second week focuses on personal growth as a professional, which is important for all team leaders http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/the-secrets-of-success-week-one-personal-growth You’d be surprised at how many people fail because they don’t make growth a priority in their minds and schedules. They have […]

Leadership – 2016 Secrets for Success HEALTH

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John Maxwell is sharing a new weekly series during 2016 called the “Secrets for Success”.  The first week focuses on personal health which is important for all team leaders http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/the-secrets-of-success-week-one-health As someone who hasn’t always taken his health seriously, I want to emphasize the importance of this area of your life. I took my health […]

4D Printing – Pioneered by Harvard University

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4D printing that allows target items to “evolve” over time and some early pioneering work has been conducted by Harvard University http://www.techtimes.com/articles/128176/20160127/4d-printing-here.htm http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmat4544.html https://www.rt.com/usa/330539-3d-printing-4d-flower-invention/ We were all impressed by 3D printing for a hot minute, but that’s all over now. Enter “4D printing,” the printing which also involves the fourth dimension: time. Applause, applause, applause. […]


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