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The Lighter Side

Attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working 24 hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. Tom Blandi, famous hair stylist and ...

Protecting You: Has Your IT Provider Broken Your Heart?

One of our favorite clients is a financial firm that went through significant changes during the financial meltdown and the improving aftermath. During the recession, they had cut backs, head count dropped, and they ...

Jimmy Kimmel and Social Engineering

This video is an EXCELLENT example of social engineering – and this is the stuff we (or our colleagues) fall for. It is a good thing to add to the SECURITY AWARENESS training. Click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opRMrEfAIiI

Lessons Learned from CENTCOM, Crayola and ISIS Hackers

A few weeks ago, pro-ISIS hackers broke into the YouTube and Twitter accounts for US CENTCOM and sent embarrassing tweets and videos. During the same weekend, another group of criminals hijacked the Crayola Facebook account and sent lewd/adult photos to ...

The Lighter Side

Monkey in a bar A man walks into a bar and orders a beer. He takes a sip and sets it down. While he is looking around, a monkey swings down and steals the beer. He asks the barman, “who ...

Protecting You: Disco, 8-Track, and Tape Backups

A construction firm asked me to test their backup system because they were unable to restore critical files after a cryptowall breakout and their IT provider had stopped returning their call. ...

Dating Site Members Beware

I am excited to share this with you that I spoke on a weekly program recently called “Coffee Break With Sabra” about an issue of great importance affecting you and the information that is online about you.

Did Your IT Provider Give You Your Runbook?

A key principle at Brainlink is that we are NOT the owner’s of our client’s information–we are it’s custodian. As a result, we have invested extensive resources in building Client Runbooks. What is a RUNBOOK? It is the operations bible ...

The Lighter Side

Signs Of Our Times At a Santa Fe gas station: “We will sell gasoline to anyone in a glass container.” In a New York restaurant: “Customers who consider our waitresses uncivil ought to see the manager.” On a Baltimore estate: ...

Protecting You – Is Your Security Snoozing On the Job?

Recently, at the invitation of a partner, we conducted a security audit for a mid-size law firm and frankly, what I saw shocked me. The firm has been paying a well-known IT firm ...

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