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Development and Implementation of Security Policy
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Almost every day you hear about a new industry or company that was attacked by hackers. These information breaches have great impacts on an industry's bottom line and may lead to permanent damage to its reputation. That means it is essential for organisations of all sizes, be it small or large, to be proactive to protect the firm and its customers' information. One of the largest information technology security vulnerabilities for organisations to deal with originate from its employees. So how does the company create a security awareness culture that encourages its...

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Cyber hygiene: All you need to know 
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Cyber hygiene is the practice of keeping your organisation's computers and devices in good working order and adequately protected against the threats of malware, hacking and viruses. It's a form of risk mitigation, and having a cyber hygiene routine in place is as essential to the health of your IT system as brushing your teeth with toothpaste twice daily is for your dental health. 

You can keep your system as healthy as possible by following these steps: 


Put a cyber security framework in place 

Adhere to a cyber security framework which is a coherent plan to...

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Eliminate Bandwidth and Latency Problems
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The need to process data faster is the main reason why edge computing is becoming popular by the day. Cloud computing is now viewed to have a slow latency compared to edge computing, and that is why it is popular. Its low latency in processing information is the reason why important data is handled at the edge of the network. 


Benefits of Edge Computing 

With so many people aware of the internet today, a large percentage of people have based their daily activities on the internet – enterprises even more so. But to fulfill all tasks in a timely manner, internet...

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Changing Passwords Frequently could breach your Security System
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It is a common assumption that changing your password more frequently offers tight security to your system; the truth seems to be different. Instead, frequently changing your passwords weakens your security systems. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Technologist, Lorrie Cranor and other security experts believe that a very strong password is enough to keep a system secure, compared to changing passwords frequently. This, however, does not mean that the passwords should not be changed, it only suggests that passwords be changed after a long period of time and not...

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Overcoming Your Smartphone Addiction
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Smartphones can be used to achieve several day-to-day activities such as working, getting in touch with loved ones, accessing knowledge through the internet or snapping your photos, just to mention a few. However, these fantastic gadgets have a way of holding your attention, and even rewire your brain to increase your phone dependency. For instance, if the "ding" of your phone makes you drop whatever you are doing or low battery warning leaves you anxious, then you are probably suffering from phone addiction.

Smartphone addiction negatively affects your social, physical, and...

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What is a BLOB?
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In the computer terminologies, BLOB stands for a binary large object. It is pronounced as BLAHB, and in some cases, it is spelled in all lower case. A BLOB is a big file, either an image or sound file, which should be handled in a particular way mainly because of its size. BLOBs are controlled by either being downloaded, uploaded or storing information in a database. 


What type of data do BLOBs store? 

BLOBs are data types that can store binary data. This data is diverse from other data types utilised in databases, for example, characters, integers, strings and floating...

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Tips That Can Help Companies to Prevent Data Leakage
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With modern technology, data leaks occur in many ways, such as unauthorised access to databases, negligence from workers or other forms of security breaches. Companies should be ready to avert data leakage at all times. Here are some tips that can help any organisation to prevent data leakage: 


Preparing ahead of time 

Companies should identify the data and systems that require the most protection and incorporate safety systems to guarantee the security of their most delicate information. Additionally, in-depth background checks should be conducted on employees before they...

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Avoiding Costly and Damaging Endpoint Management Pitfalls
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According to online security analyst IDC, more than 70 per cent of all network breaches occur at virtual endpoints. It therefore makes sense that proactively monitoring these nodes and addressing compliance issues should take centre stage within any organisation. Unfortunately, very few IT supervisors have recognised the threats posed by spurious and/or nonexistent endpoint management. Let us examine the associated risks as well as what steps can be taken in order to mitigate the negative outcomes of such oversights. 


A Growing Threat 

While the existential threats posed by...

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What about Pair Programming?
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Pair programming refers to two programmers sharing and operating in one workstation. This workstation comprises a screen, but two keyboards and two mice. One of the programmes at the keyboard is known as the driver, and their role is to write codes. The other programmer is the navigator or observer who checks the codes as they are typed in. They usually sit together on one code and talk about it and solve the problem at hand. 

Several organisations have adopted this practice. It is essential to look at the benefits and shortcomings that emanate from adopting pair...

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Four Productivity Tips That Will Change Your Life
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Are you at work feeling overloaded and increasingly stressed? Find out how you can reclaim your time, boost your productivity and feel in control with these four smart strategies: 


1. Integrate time-blocking into your calendar. 

To-do lists are great and no IT professional should be without one. Time-blocking, however, takes to-do lists to the next level. It's a simple but incredibly powerful concept – allocating a specific time-slot to the task in question. You can do this at the start of the day with an online calendar or a physical one, but the important...

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