Tales from the Trenches

Ransomware – not just for the big guys The news has been busy of late, reporting about ransomware attacks on the oil and meat industries. Big companies being targeted, production shut down or delayed, even shortages – looks like the bad guys are only going after the big fish. Well, think again. It isn’t only…

Recycle it for a cause

Let’s turn your old computer stuff into cash for the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of older computer hardware sitting around. Old PCs, monitors, modems and routers – all things that probably worked great when you turned them off. But now that you’re on your third…

don't use weak passwords

The Security Series – Passwords

Keep yourself safe in cyberspace Online security is a big deal to me. Having worked in and been involved with online systems since the early 90’s (BBS’s anyone?), I’ve seen my share of illegal log ins, hacked password and general online account fraud. On the Sysadmin side of things, I’ve had to investigate and remediate…

NetData recertified as a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner

Microsoft Authorized Education Partner We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has once again recognized NetData Consulting Services as an Authorized Education Partner, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing…

Trend Micro CloudEdge UTM secures the network edge

Next-Gen Unified Threat Management protects against emerging threats Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting John Hermano, Vice President Product Management , Michael Domingo, Sr Systems Engineer and Noel de Guzman, Service Operations Manager from Trend Micro. They made a trip to our office to talk with us about their CloudEdge unified threat management…