CISA builds the national capacity to defend against cyber-attacks and works with the federal government to provide cybersecurity tools, incident response services, and assessment capabilities to safeguard the ‘.gov’ networks that support the essential operations of partner departments and agencies. CISA enhances public safety interoperable communications at all levels of government to help partners across […]
Author Archives: Gary Koch
Human Population over time
The short video below was produced by the American Museum of Natural History. It demonstrates the significant growth in the human population on our planet. Most of which have occurred in the last 200 years. Advances in technology, medical research, and knowledge have contributed to this success. It is important to keep up with advancing […]
Did you know?
Sometimes it’s interesting to see just how much our world has changed and is changing. Back in 2000, I researched the topic at the local library for a presentation for the local school – “The Sum of Mankind’s Knowledge”. At that time, the total sum of mankind’s knowledge DOUBLED every 7 years. Take a look […]
We live in a world of constant change. Caught in a fast-paced river of technology, we sometimes fear what the future may bring. We possess knowledge and technological marvels which were inconceivable in our grandparents’ day. While there are dangers to this technology river, some may want to leave the stream. Others may fight against […]
National Terrorism Advisory – Department of Home Land Security
The DHS has issued this bulletin to advise of the heightened cyber threat to computer systems. While cyber-attacks are nothing new, this bulletin warns of a heightened effort for state-sponsored cyber-attacks against the United States.
Is your version of Microsoft Office EXPIRED?
I have provided a link here for you to quickly check to see what the EOL “End Of Life” is for your version of MS Office. Check your version by clicking here and enter the product i.e. word 2013 Why is this important? Microsoft provides security updates to all its products on Patch Tuesday. Once […]
Patch Tuesday Archives
Below is a link where you can find previous posts of “Patch Tuesday” bulletins. These notifications began in December of 2013 in an effort to advise our clients and friends of things they needed to know as well as warnings, and ways to protect themselves while on the internet. We hope you find them valuable. […]
Patch Tuesday – What is it and why should I care?
Patch Tuesday occurs every second Tuesday of the month in North America. Sometimes called “Update Tuesday,” Patch Tuesday is an unofficial term for the day when Microsoft releases update packages for the Windows operating system and other Microsoft software applications, including Microsoft Office. As Microsoft patches security vulnerabilities, it doesn’t release those patches immediately. Instead, […]
Is My Password or Email On The Dark Web?
Through no fault of your own, your account information, such as email and password(s) could have been exposed during a data breach.
Google Chrome extension – Is my Password Exposed?
2018 has been called the year of the data breach tsunami. As I mentioned in previous bulletins, data breaches are escalating at an alarming rate. Although the number of breaches decreased from 1597 to 1232 in 2018, the amount of data exposed this past year was massive, in the BILLIONS. Google’s new Chrome extension […]