Entries by Heather Acton

Social Media Can Increase Productivity and Morale

Watch out Gen x’s this blog is going to sting a little. Today’s workforce is being appropriated by millennials. Is not news that there are many misconceptions surrounding this generation. Every aspect of life in the 21st century has been rocked by these dang millennials. Everything from education, government and economy have been affected by […]

How Secure is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds great promise, but serious danger lurks there, too. New device and application security vulnerabilities are exposed daily. It seems impossible to secure every type of device in every potential use case scenario, and yet, when it comes to critical infrastructure, how could society settle for anything less? Potential Security […]

Four Ways Big Data Can Positively Affects Your Business

Data isn’t just purchase history and advertising responses anymore. It’s much bigger, and it’s coming from your customers as well as from within your own company. As information grows, so does the potential for better business, from the way you interact with your customers to your internal processes and efficiencies. Here are four ways your […]

To Cloud, or Not to Cloud

Everyone is talking about cloud computing these days and for good reason. The cloud is revolutionizing how computing power is generated and consumed. Cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet, instead of locally on your computer. When tech companies say your data is backed up “in the cloud,” it has nothing […]

Four Ways to Secure Your Digital Life

Allowing a site to remember your password or to track your search history may make for a more user-friendly experience but that might not always be the best idea. More often than not, adding a step here and a step there will help you protect yourself within the Internet of Things (IoT) more successfully. Here […]

How Encryption Works

The remarkable growth of the Internet has thrilled businesses and consumers alike with its promise of changing the way we live and work. It’s easy to buy and sell goods all over the world from a desktop, laptop or mobile device. But privacy and security are major concerns on the Internet, especially when you’re using […]

How Businesses can use Social Media Effectively

Social Media Is considered to be the future of digital marketing, but how to plug in to this massive new movement is a genuine business concern. A lot of businesses still struggle with understanding how to use social media effectively. As a business owner, it can be tempting to want to jump right in and establish profiles […]

The 5 basic requirements of a culture of security

Securing your network and data isn’t just about a strong antivirus solution.  It’s a lot more than that. It’s about employees.  It’s about leadership.  It’s about thought processes.  It’s about how all of these things tie into each other to create, support, and encourage a culture of security.  When you integrate these elements into your […]