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Strengthen Your Human Firewall

Strengthen Your Human Firewall

Changing Landscape of Cyber Security Cyber Security has always been a moving target.  In the past, bad actors would hunt and search for their targets.  Due to the time it took to research, plan, and execute attacks, larger businesses were chosen to maximize the reward...

Congrats – Quintin Reineccius Passing Linux+ Cert

Congrats – Quintin Reineccius Passing Linux+ Cert

Advanced Data Encourages Certifications If you read our 3 part series on "Why We Love Continuing Education and Certifications" you'll understand why we get excited whenever one of our staff passes one. To us it doesn't matter which certification as long as the tech is...

How to Secure RMMs

Kaseya VSA Hack On Friday, a popular IT tool called Kaseya VSA was hacked.  The exploit was a "zero day" vulnerability, which means it was previously unknown by anyone in the cyber-security industry.  Kaseya VSA is a Remote Monitoring and Management tool (RMM) that is...

PrintNightmare

PrintNightmare

Yesterday a critical vulnerability with Windows operating systems was revealed. The exploit, called PrintNightmare, takes advantage of a weakness with the Windows Print Spooler service. In order to exploit this vulnerability, hackers would need to have access to a...

Congrats to Aaron Duckett  for  Passing Cisco CCNA

Congrats to Aaron Duckett for Passing Cisco CCNA

What excited you most about the material covered in this exam or cert? I was really hoping to learn more about technology in general. Prior to studying for the exam, I had an interest in networking, but no real knowledge. I was excited to expand into something that...

ERSPAN to Wireshark — and How to Fix if Not Working

ERSPAN to Wireshark — and How to Fix if Not Working

Packet Capture on a Remote Cisco Device Typically when I need to do a packet capture on a remote Cisco IOS/IOS-XE device, I use RSPAN to mirror that traffic someplace where a VM can receive the capture.  This week I learned a trick that allows much more flexibility!...

What Certs Should My IT Team Have?

What Certs Should My IT Team Have?

This post is part three to Why We Love Continuing Education and Certifications and How I Study for IT Certification Exams There's a genre of movie that's usually predictable, sometimes corny, but always endearing.  These are the movies where a group of misfit kids are...

How I Study for IT Certification Exams

How I Study for IT Certification Exams

This post is a follow-up to Why We Love Continuing Education and Certifications and continues on with What Certs Should My IT Team Have? A few weeks ago I was reading to my daughters one of our favorite Shel Silverstein books and came across the following poem: The...

Why We Love Continuing Education and Certifications

Why We Love Continuing Education and Certifications

This post is part 1 in a three part series which includes How I Study for IT Certification Exams and What Certs Should My IT Team Have? My First IT Certification When I graduated from UNC Asheville in the spring of 2003 with a Computer Science degree, I had assumed...

Connectivity for Remote COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Connectivity for Remote COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Portable Internet Service One of our healthcare clients needed a solution for running COVID-19 vaccination clinics in a parking lot or pavilion.  They wanted to provide secure connectivity to electronic health records (EHRs) for a team of doctors, nurses and their...

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