Weekly Tech Tidbit – Implementing DNS Security

Most of can easily agree that our IT universe has been dominated over the past several months by cybersecurity discussions as we daily (sometimes it feels like hourly) see reports of the next cybersecurity event that has occurred in our nation, state, or sometimes with our peers.

Weekly Tech Tidbit – Ransomware and Backups

We have been having a lot of discussions about how to better protect against ransomware and other threats with the recent attacks that have happened in area school districts.   Recently, I heard a story about a network that was hit with ransomware.  The network admins cleaned up the mess and started to restore their "air-gapped" backups.

Weekly Tech Tidbit – Managing Switch Stacks

Over the past few years, we have been recommending the use of switch stacks in all your MDF and IDF locations.   This has been done to aid in simplifying switch management, but it has led to some confusion from time to time when someone is physically working in one of the network closets.

Weekly Tech Tidbit – Preventing Data Leaks

In my 20s I went to Tahiti and went on a sunset cruise on the famed "Liki Tiki".   It was an amazing sunset.  Hula girls, and music.   Along the way the Liki Tiki sprung a leak.   It was pitch black, and the boat was taking on water.  The captain and crew knew they were taking on water but had no idea where it was coming from.

Weekly Tech Tidbit – Do you know your SA Password?

A constant frustration of ours is ensuring "clean" backups.   If you corrupt your data or have a server failure, we need to reliably get that data back.  There are a few types of backups.   Image backups are popular with virtualization.  File system backups have always been the gold standard since the dawn of backups.