IT Police Needed in a Digital Age

It’s 2017, and boy ol’ boy has the information technology age grown. Nowadays, everything is ran through the internet. Your entire corporation is set up on a network. You’re important data is stored and backed up in “the cloud”. Most of your important data, passwords, log ins, account numbers, employee’s personal information, and the like are all contained and accessible from somewhere on line. 

This means that your most important data is vulnerable to hackers, online thieves and cat robbers!

As more and more companies are starting to rely on services provided by something like a digital marketing agency, it’s becoming more and more important for the companies (both the client and agency) to have the proper IT police in place. Something as simple as sharing a website’s login credentials via e-mail can lead to a leak and comprise your data.

That’s why it is important to have the conversation with your IT department to make sure your files are safe.

If you need to send sensitive data from your company, to another service type company that needs it, you need to take proper security measures so you don’t comprise any of the important data. Here are a few recommendations I’ll make:

1) For your passwords, I love a program called Passpack. They have a high enough encryption level (good enough for the military) and easy to use interface. It allows you to have all of your passwords in 1 place, but you need several “passwords” to get to the correct one. It is easy to share among other’s who don’t need the pw full time

2) If you have a wordpress site, I strongly suggest Wordfence. With a suite of security features, Wordfence will help stop people attacking your login page (which is common). If someone from the same i.p. tries to login in more than 3 times the entire i.p. is then banned

3) Find a reputable IT company. You probably don’t want the kid working out of his basement par-time doing computer repair jobs. You want an established IT company with years of success

4) Another password sharing solution is called Dashlane. This is a quick and easy way to share passwords with out sharing the actual password! If you share access to a page that is password protected, Dashlane will just automatically log that person in

Here is a video of a recorded network security workshop, I highly suggest you watch it:

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Internet Scams 101

Today most people don’t know whether it’s a scam or if it’s real. How you tell if it’s a scam or not is if its a Nigerian email, or if it says perfect girlfriend, or if its a Craigslist scam or could even be a pre-approved credit card scam etc for example Cape Fear Networks. A scam is when something and someone is envolved in doing something wrong and is trying to get you to pay for something so they can take your money. If you would just check your emails every once in a while for scams you should be free of them because thats the only way they will come other then adds on a website. For more info visit www.capfearnetworks.com

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The Cure for Market Research

Doing proper research is paramount to the success and/or failure of any campaign. Whether it’s a campaign to drive in more traffic, it’s a campaign to find the best technology solution, a campaign is a campaign and it needs the proper research. For instance, if company A has an empty container handler for sale and Company B distributes container handlers, company A would just need a little elbow grease and some research to find this distribution channel. You can utilize uncommon places such as an association in your related field. In this case, the IANA is an an association within this industry. Company A ( the one who has container handlers for sale ) , could use the list of companies that are apart of that membership and implement an outreach program. It may be time consuming and tedious, but it will get the job done!

Check out this video to learn more about market research:

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Welcome! Let’s Get CCured!

Welcome to our blog. We are just getting everything up and running, but expect posts and updated content frequently.  We’re going to Cure that Information Security and Marketing problems that come along with them! We just got started with a web design company to get our site fully developed and looking good!

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