Seven must-have technologies for your small business

One conversation new or potential business owners may want to have with their IT professionals is about what technologies exist that can improve their life. Below you will find some that are must haves… Smartphones: Whether it is an Android, iPhone or even a Windows based phone, you cannot survive without one. These devices provide instant communication with your clients …

Cisco OnPlus service available now to small & medium businesses

Large businesses have full-time IT staff or fully outsourced IT support that provide monitoring of their infrastructure and keep them up to date and now small & medium (SMB) businesses can have the same level of support when it comes to devices on their network. Cisco OnPlus works by allowing¬†Homeland Secure IT or your Cisco SMB service provider to place …

Is there an Apple Mac battery pack explosion risk from a possible exploit?

Could your Apple Mac Macbook, Macbook Pro or Macbook Air be a ticking timebomb? According to one researcher, yes. An interesting article over on PHYSORG.com states that a researcher with Accuvant Labs will be demonstrating an exploit on current Mac models that could result in a battery pack actually exploding if the vulnerability is leveraged by hackers. It seems that …

Considering Storage, IP Surveillance, Security, Wireless or Switching for your business? Thought about D-Link?

Everyone is familiar with Cisco products, but not everyone may realize there are alternatives which can affect your bottom line drastically while providing an identical feature set and experience. D-Link is a leader in the field and their products can often times go head-to-head with Cisco. D-Link offers: Wireless network equipment, like access points, managed wireless switches for large scale …

Secure IT Alert: CERT Issues Security Recommendations to Prevent Cyber Intrusions

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, July 21st, 2011 The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued their recommendations for protection against network intrusions. ¬†I have included the entire document below, but the most current version of the document can be found here. ¬†Please keep in mind that these recommendations are not related to any one platform. These are …

Computer theft can be reduced dramatically with simple & inexpensive devices #SRMC

Last week I wrote about¬†hard drive encryption which could protect your data in the event your notebook, desktop or even a server were to be stolen… ¬†Odd that I mentioned one particular organization, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, which had suffered two computer losses as of the date of that posting, because yesterday found SRMC back in the news with the …

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Cisco introduces the RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall

Take Basic Connectivity to a New Level The Cisco¬ģ¬†RV 120W Wireless-N VPN Firewall combines highly secure connectivity – to the Internet as well as from other locations and remote workers – with a high-speed, 802.11n wireless access point, a 4-port switch, an intuitive, browser-based device manager, and support for the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility, all at a very affordable …

Casinos have incredible video surveillance… You can too!

I’m away on vacation with my lovely wifey Pamela, and our first stop on the Gulf tour was the IP Casino and Resort in Biloxi, MS, where we met my older brother, his wife and their oldest daughter… While roaming around, it was easy to see that the “eye in the sky” was ever present, and I do mean EVERYWHERE. …