Sensitive data on your computers? Get it encrypted… NOW!

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System notebook that was stolen from an employee’s car this year has caused concern for many individuals who’s records were contained on that device. (Story Here) What can you do to protect your data from prying eyes in the event your notebook or even a desktop computer is stolen? ¬†Easy, you can utilize disk or file …

Happy birthday to our son, Brett! #sweet16

I just wanted to give everyone fair warning… If you will be driving in the Easley/Greenville, SC area, please keep your eyes open for a bright yellow Jeep Wrangler…. Our son, Brett, turned 16 today and as so many do, took his driving test and somehow managed to pass it. He said they told him he had a perfect score, …

IP Surveillance System Adoption Destined to Overcome Standard / Analog CCTV in 2012

Acording to the IMS, by 2012 more network cameras will be sold in the Americas than analog cameras… And the growth rate continues to climb dramatically after that…. This should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with the two technologies. IP Surveillance Systems offer a multitude of advantages over analog, including return on investment, ease of deployment, …

Secure IT Alert: Windows Critical Updates Address Wireless Bluetooth Attack & More

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, July 12, 2011 If you are running any current version of Windows, then Microsoft has something you want, and need. Today’s “Patch Tuesday” brings a correction to a Bluetooth vulnerability that would permit an attacker to gain complete control over your machine. Here’s the rundown from the Watchguard Security Center: Severity: High 12 July, …

Have you received a letter or email from the RIAA? Unsecured access points could cause this…

A friend of our was near tears recently when they received the following email: From:¬†abuse@charter.net¬†<abuse@charter.net> Subject: [xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx] Notice of Copyright Infringement To: user@someaddy.com Date: Saturday, July 22, 2011, 5:51 PM Dear Charter Internet Subscriber: Charter Communications (“Charter”) has been notified by a copyright owner, or its authorized agent, that your Internet account may have been involved in the exchange …

Hacking: The Good, the Bad and the Murky (From IEEE Spectrum)

Over on the IEEE Spectrum site¬†is a neat article on “The Two Faces of Hacking” which was last updated on July 6, 2011 as of this writing and it shows a graph of hacks, which is interactive to allow you to select only the “Good”, “Bad” or “Murky” hacks or any combination. The graph was created to outline the differences …

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Toshiba Thrive Android 10.1″ Tablet – Another iPad stomping device…

If you are one of the many looking for an alternative to the iPad and can’t bring yourself to like Windows based tablets, Toshiba may have the device for you. The Toshiba Thrive 16GB tablet is a brand new product featuring: Android 3.1 Honeycomb (Yes, it has Flash!) 16GB storage, 1GB DDR2 memory 10.1″ Display with 1080p resolution (1280×800) NVidia …

Homeland Secure IT Giveaway Coming Soon!

Yes, we’re going to do it again…. We’re going to give away something! ¬†Watch here for more info. To be eligible, you will have to subscribe to this blog, our mailing list or our FB page *AND* be able to pick up whatever trinket it is in person… ¬† We’re not shipping it out =) ¬† (So it would be …

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America! Thank you to our servicemen and women, both present and past, and especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice! We hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday weekend!!!!  We took today (Monday) off to be with our families and to celebrate the freedoms we have this country!

Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Computing Arrives With Little Fanfare

As a Microsoft Partner, we keep abreast of all the offerings that MS has that may be of interest to our clients. ¬†One area of interest has been The Cloud as momentum in Cloud Computing / Cloud Services has been building slowly but steadily as businesses search for ways to save money and reduce personnel & IT costs. Google Apps …