• Use security passwords to protect your online transactions.

    Best Computing Practices 101: Improve your password security

    Is your most terrifying dark secret that you’ve used the same password on every website you’ve visited for the past 10 years? Are you worried about the security of your financial, e-mail and social media accounts?

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  • How much do you know about hybrid cloud? Would you like to know more?

    To hybrid or not to hybrid: What’s your best cloud computing option?

    I’ve heard it a hundred times: Should I store my files in my Dropbox account or in my Cloud account? Isn’t The Cloud better since it is more modern than Dropbox? I begin to tremble with fury …

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  • Secure your network with these basic measures.

    Build a line of defense with these network security tips

    This feature first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Certification Magazine.

    Criminals lurk in many of the Internet’s dark corners, scouting out victims and eager to pounce whenever they identify a network vulnerability. Organizations that fail to apply basic security controls to their networks face a multitude of risks from anonymous attackers, including theft of …

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  • Don't get caught off guard. Use CompTIA's IT security tool to assess your cybersecurity readiness.

    CompTIA offers free tool to assess IT security needs

    Sometimes finding out about a cybersecurity vulnerability is like seeing a mouse in the kitchen. Before it happens, both businesses and home computer users tend to assume that their IT security is entirely shipshape. If you haven’t seen any problems, then why would you assume that problems exist, right? You only start asking questions after you …

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  • Can Windows 10 make all of your wildest dreams come true?

    What to expect when you’re expecting … Windows 10

     

    In an article penned for Certification Magazine last month, I spent some time speculating about the next version of Microsoft Windows, the beta release of which was due out Sept. 30. In that article, I pieced together all of the rumors …

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  • The Internet of Things is changing the face of IT. What does that mean for your tech career?

    The Internet of Things wants to connect you to the future

    This feature first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Certification Magazine.

    The term Internet of Things, or IoT, was coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton. Ashton, a British technologist who co-founded the RFID-pioneering (radio frequency identification) Auto-ID Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), used the term to envision a world where the internet would …

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