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Another Day Another Breach.  Uber, Fitbit, OKCupid

Posted on February 27 , 2017

This news may not come as a shock in today's day and age.  A major web performance and security service provider, Cloudflare, has been breached due to a vulnerability found in their HTML code.A single character in the code lead to the breach; however, millions of websites were effected.

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World Class Poker Pros: No Match for Artificial Intelligence

Posted on February 14 , 2017


An AI named Libratus just beat four world class poker players by more than 1.7 million virtual  dollars. At a tournament called Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence in Pittsburg, participants  played 120,000 hands of no-limit hold ‘em over the course of 20 days. Professor Tuomas Sandholm and his PhD Student Noam Brown of Carnegie Mellon  built Libratus who “uses algorithms to analyze the rules of poker and set its own strategy”.

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How to Choose a Managed Services Provider

Posted on February 09 , 2017

As a business owner, knowing what your IT department is responsible for and how to leverage them properly is crucial.

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Managed Service Provider? What Does This Mean for My Business?

Posted on February 06 , 2017

Understanding Managed Service Providers

Technology helps manage business. But it’s often difficult and expensive for a business to effectively manage its technology. The cumulative costs, increased resources, and high staffing levels required to keep hardware, software, and networks up to date and running flawlessly become a challenge for companies of all sizes. For many of them, the answer is to engage the services of a first-quality Managed Services Provider.

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Facebook has a new tool for security, but is it wise?

Posted on February 02 , 2017

Let's face it, no one likes to get locked out of their account.  Gmail, Dropbox, Instagram, Snapchat, or even your Dunkin Donuts app to buy that cup of coffee you drink daily, all have credentials associated with them. Forgetting those credentials could cost you time, money, and more importantly, your sanity.

As frustrating as it is to lose your account access, it could be even more devastating to realize that your accounts have been hacked.  With cyber security being a hot topic and hackers breaching companies like Target, Yahoo, and Starbucks, multi form factor authentication is a tool that has Facebook thinking inward.  

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Cybercriminals are Recruiting Your Employees

Posted on February 01 , 2017

Today RedOwl researchers released a report titled “Monetizing the Insider: The Growing Symbiosis of Insiders and the Dark Web”. This report is two years in the making and its findings include information that is vital for all companies. Cybercriminals are recruiting your employees. Yes, the ones on your payroll.

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