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Why bother changing your password?

Does it really make a difference whether or not you update your password? Are you really more secure after you change it? Well, maybe you are, until the next breach or security flaw gets exposed.  How many of us have reached complete apathy when it comes to protecting personal information?  It’s not like consumers are […]

IT and the Business Need a Group Hug

Our company, ConverterTechnology, has been helping enterprises worldwide mitigate data risk for over 15 years.  We started helping companies identify and remediate risk when doing a Microsoft Office and Windows migrations and have expanded into broader areas of data risk management. In the beginning our value proposition was simple and seemingly a no-brainer.  If you […]

Don’t Panic

By Chris Davies, Manager of Technical Services To quote the late great Douglas Adams, “Don’t Panic.” As the cover of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy clearly states, staying calm is essential. So now that the “end of life” deadline for Windows XP and Office 2003 has come and gone, it still seems that there […]

Data security is not an IT problem?

It’s like blaming a knife and fork for obesity By Shawn Allaway, CEO Companies need to view the epidemic of data breaches with a similar approach to controlling one’s weight.  Unless there are systemic corporate “lifestyle” changes, the problem will continue to be a pervasive and costly nuisance to the economy.  There are no quick […]

Heartbleed or Heatrburn?

What happens when the horse has already left the barn and the barn door is still open? By Shawn Allaway, CEO Well, one of the insidious vulnerabilities exposed to date is the Heartbleed bug.  They should have dubbed it the vampire bug because it sucks up 64KB of the exposed client’s memory which is more […]

Access of Evil?

Well, Microsoft Access isn’t really evil, but like its other Office brethren (especially Excel) it is insidious how it spreads through the enterprise.  However, it has become quite a valuable tool in building true intellectual property that drives business.  Born out of need, forged in elegant simplicity and easily spread through file shares, Access databases […]

Microsoft Risks it All

By Chris Davies, Manager of Technical Services In a recent article in ComputerWorld it was postulated that Microsoft risks ruin by ending support for Windows XP. The article opined that they are reckless to terminate support for the 13 year old operating system. If I followed that logic I am now ready to post my […]