Lessons From Equifax

Equifax, a major US credit bureau, has experienced a massive data breach. While analysis of the exact causes and the fallout from this breach are still under scrutiny, there are some suppositions and guesses that are, if not definitive on the Equifax side, at least...

Boarding Passes and Information Security

Recently, Brian Krebs posted a story about the information shown on airline boarding passes. It’s interesting to see exactly how much secret/secure information is printed on a disposable piece of paperwork; much of it is secured only by format; barcodes are difficult...

WannaCrypt Attacks Demonstrate Value of Periodic Upgrades

The recent burst of damage caused by WannaCrypt, the latest form of ransomware, should demonstrate more clearly than ever how important it is to both keep patched, and periodically upgrade your machines. Quietly, a few weeks before the attack, Microsoft released a...

Act! Customer Relationship Manager

Sales-oriented businesses will be familiar with the idea of a CRM – Customer Relationship Management – program. Act! is the CRM software we support at Katy – it’s a powerful program, capable of being remotely accessible, and includes powerful tools for scheduling and...

Centralizing Your Data Storage

In any organization, different members will need different information and managing who has access to that information can quickly become a serious headache. This is one area where a few good computers and a few good policies can dramatically simplify that overhead. A...