November 2017 Newsletter

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    In this issue… • Letter from the President • How to Speed Up Wi-Fi in Airplanes • Windows 10 Tip: Set Up Family Features on Your Windows 10 PC • Teceri News: Keeping Businesses Safe • The Dark Web: What Your Business Needs to Know • A Short Guide to Data Security Practices for Your Business • Control Access to Data Sensibly • Keep Your Smartphone Safe • Businesses Beware: Bug in Wi-Fi • Networking Technologies Employee Highlight of the Month Letter from the President As the leaves fall from the trees and that...

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Control access to data sensibly

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used with permission from SBA.gov by Thomas B. Pahl, Acting Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection   Note: This is second in a series. The first is available here. You’ve conducted an information “census” to identify and locate the confidential data in your company’s possession. Then you determined what you need to hold on to for business purposes. What’s the next step? According to Start with Security, it’s time to put limits in place to control access to data sensibly. It’s not a novel concept. You have a lock on the door to...

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Employee Profile: Bob Lakner

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Meet Senior Account Executive Bob Lakner who has been serving Networking Technologies’ customers in the Cleveland area since 2012. Bob comes along side his customer to help them drive business goals through advanced networking, virtualization and information management technologies. It’s evident that he loves to get to know people – to truly understand what drives them and in turn to help them succeed. While Bob earned his bachelor’s in accounting from The University of Akron, his passion for people drove an early career change from...

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Businesses beware: Bug in Wi-Fi

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used with permission from FTC.gov by Phoebe Rouge You’ve read recent news stories about a vulnerability discovered in the WPA2 encryption standard. (Some reports refer to it as KRACK – Key Reinstallation Attack.) Should this be of concern to your business? Yes. Does it warrant further action at your company? Absolutely. If you or anyone at your business uses a smartphone, laptop, or IoT device connected to a Wi-Fi network, the information sent over that network could be at risk. Researchers have found a bug that lets attackers “break” WPA2 –...

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Keep your smartphone safe

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used with permission from Norton by Symantec by Nadia Kovacs There’s no denying that smartphones have become integrated into our lives. In the United States alone, 72% of adults own a smartphone.1 In a world of constant connectivity, smartphones are like little personal assistants, keeping us on top of our work and social schedules, enabling us to chart our health, browse the latest news, and access thousands of powerful apps. As we venture into the age of “smart things,” most device manufacturers are looking to the smartphone to be the...

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A Short Guide to Data Security Practices for Your Business

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Much has been said about data security practices and cybersecurity measures that businesses should follow. All the information and recommendations out there can be confusing and overwhelming. Large data breaches and multiple scary ransomware attacks have dominated the news for years now. Each time businesses have to ask, “Should we be worried? Are we a target? What can we do to defend ourselves?” So here’s a short beginner’s guide on keeping your data safe and your risks low. #1 Don’t ask for information you don’t need Don’t ask for and don’t...

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The dark web: What your business needs to know

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used with permission from FTC.gov by John Krebs You’ve heard about the “dark web” and wondered how it affects businesses – including small businesses. That was one of the topics addressed at an FTC conference earlier this year on identity theft. Recent headlines about high-profile data breaches have added even more urgency to the discussion. So why should the dark web matter to your company? Unfortunately, when a business suffers a breach, the dark web is often the next stop that sensitive data makes after it’s been stolen. What is the dark...

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Windows 10 Tip: Set up family features on your Windows 10 PC

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used with permission from Microsoft by Elana Pidgeon Did you know you can add family members to each Windows 10 PC you sign in to with your Microsoft account faster than ever? You can manage family settings online at account.microsoft.com/family, and changes will be applied to any Windows 10 device the child signs in to. Set up a PC for people already in your Microsoft family Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts > Family & other people. Select their accounts to add them to this PC. The first time they sign in,...

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How 3D printing is transforming (and elevating) design

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used with permission from HP by David Tucker Until the rise of the First Industrial Revolution, products were generally handcrafted and made-to-order as needed. Few things were made in advance to warehouse for later sale, supply chains (or what passed for them) were scrappy at best, and production speeds were painfully slow. Because products were generally produced reactively and crafted individually by an artisan, the roles of designer and manufacturer were pretty much indistinguishable. To the blacksmith who is not only custom-crafting...

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How to speed up Wi-Fi in airplanes

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used with permission from Norton by Symantec by Christina Schubert When traveling in a pressurized cabin about 35,000 feet above the ground, one doesn’t give much thought to the engineering marvel that is the aircraft. Airplanes defy gravity and challenge physics. Yet these amazing feats don’t get much attention. What most passengers are concerned about is the Internet connection in these magnificent machines — and a slow one can infuriate the most patient traveler. Thousands of people go to work each day to make the machinery behind air...

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