Posts tagged information technology
The Importance of Information Security: Lessons Learned from the Code Spaces Breach

This breach had an extreme impact on not just Code Spaces customers, but on the future of Code Spaces itself.  Not only did a data breach occur, but data (and all associated backups) were deleted and not able to be restored.  This is an example of a worst-case scenario, and while it may not happen often, when it does it has dire consequences. 

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Why IT Projects Fail... and How to Find Project Success

Unfortunately, the success rate of information technology projects is, quite simply, not very good.  In fact, some estimates place the failure rate for information technology projects at over fifty percent (Florentine, 2016).  Due to the high capital expenses, large amounts of time, and considerable staff expenses common to IT projects, these failures come with severe consequences for companies.

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Ethical Considerations for Deploying Face Authentication

After decades of use in a variety of governmental and commercial environments, face recognition technology recently found its way into mainstream consumer devices.  From Apple’s Face ID to Microsoft’s Windows Hello, face recognition technology provides a unique method of authentication that is difficult to replicate.  While the technology has reached a level of maturity for general use, some argue that the technology is far from being universally accessible.

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Revisiting the Great Sony Hack of 2011

One such example of a company encountering the consequences of a large-scale data breach is that of Sony in 2011.  In April of 2011, hackers obtained personal information, including credit card numbers and bank routing information from over 100 million Playstation Network (PSN) users (Laudon & Laudon, 2016).  The breach had far-reaching negative outcomes, some of which that did not appear until years later. 

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How to Disable Hardware Devices Using Windows Powershell (Video)

If you find yourself needing to disable a hardware device on hundreds, or possibly thousands, of remote endpoints, check out the video for doing so using Powershell. I hope you find it helpful and are able to incorporate the cmdlets into your existing script libraries! If you prefer a written tutorial, the quick steps are included as well.

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Wireless Security Basics - Auditing Wireless Networks

The introduction of wireless networking and mobile devices carries with it specific risks and threats that must be considered when planning an information technology audit. As Stallings and Brown (2012) note, chief among these inherent risks is the fact that wireless networks present three attack vectors not necessarily present in a traditional wired network: the wireless client, the wireless access point, and the transmission medium.

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Promoting Ethical Behavior in Information Technology Teams

In today’s economy, a company’s capacity to behave ethically and operate in a socially responsible manner is critical to its long-term success.  No longer is it sufficient to merely remain profitable; with the advent of the internet and the associated improvement to communication, companies are often also measured on their overall social impact.  For this reason, it is imperative that businesses, and their IT departments in particular, understand the importance of ethics in the workplace. 

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How to be Proactive When Applying for IT Jobs

Applying for a job is stressful. We spend hours scouring job boards, fine-tuning our resume, drafting the perfect cover letter, and typing in the same information over and over into the online application. Then, once we have finally clicked that submit button, we are presented with the worst part of the entire process: waiting for a reply that may never come. Read on to find out how to implement a proactive approach to your job search!

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10 Tips for First-Time IT Job Seekers

You have finally done it! You have made the conscious decision to pursue your dream career in Information Technology! Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional looking to change fields, finding your first IT job can seem to be a daunting task. The good news is that there has never been a better time to jump into IT….

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Top 4 Skills For IT Career Growth

For this post, I would like to quickly focus on the top 4 skills for excelling in your IT career.. Now, I know that the first things that come to mind may be technical in nature, but the real secret to unbridled career success is your ability to develop and cultivate skills which require no special training, education, or access to resources.

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