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What is Digital Forensics?

When I tell people that Discovery Computers and Forensics does IT services and digital forensics, the first question I am asked is “what is digital forensics?”  It has since dawned on me that not everyone knows what digital forensics is!  So…when it doubt, go to Wikipedia and get the answer! What is Digital Forensics? Per…

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2 Factor Authentication

Are you using 2 factor authentication?  Also known as MFA (mutli-factor authentication).  At this point, if you are not, you should.  Some applications no longer let you login without it, and that’s a good thing.  The best practice is to use 2 factor authentication whenever you can. What is 2 factor authentication? Basically, this sets…

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Time to Upgrade

Actually, the time to upgrade was 6-9 months ago!  You  may have heard that Microsoft will be ending the support for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 server.  This means they will no longer support the operating system, which will make it vulnerable.  Hackers will try to exploit those operating systems because they are no longer…

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Is This Real?

Is This Real?

I had a great lunch this past weekend with a few of my Veterinary friends.  It’s always a blast getting together with them.  After the talk of amputation, spaying, fleas, heartworms, etc., we got on the subject of cybersecurity.  They asked me…”is this real”.  Unfortunately for them, I jumped on my soap box.  “YES IT…

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Is This Email Legit?

  As an IT service provider, we are often asked, “Is this email legit”?  9 out of 10 times I will tell them it’s not.  Phishing is at an all time high and the uptick we are seeing is remarkable.  So how do you spot an email that is NOT legit?  Below are 5 easy…

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Are You Fully Protected?

  Is your network fully protected?  Do you know what security options are in place for your business?  I am quickly learning that business owners have no idea what is involved in securing their networks.  With the business of hackers and thieves becoming full time, we are way above securing your network with antivirus and…

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IT Services

Are you in need of outsourced IT services?  Discovery Computers and Forensics has an experienced team that provides full helpdesk and on-site support.  Since 2003, Discovery Computers and Forensics has been providing IT services all over Georgia and the Southeast.  Headquartered in Chamblee, GA, Discovery Computers and Forensics has been providing top notch service to…

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A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device Management

  A Smarter Approach to Mobile Device Management More people today use personal mobile devices like smartphones and tablets for business purposes. Such devices, coupled with greater Wi-Fi accessibility and cloud services, have empowered us with the ability to access data and do business from practically anywhere at anytime. Needless to say, many small-to-medium sized…

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Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, Too

  Keep Your IT Guy and Outsource IT Services, Too Everyone in the office loves Eric. Sporting a different ironic t-shirt everyday, Eric is the one we call when technology spits in our face. Whether it’s a slow system, a bug that needs to be squashed, a website issue, or a crash that results in…

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How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs

  How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs When smaller businesses look to cut costs, they commonly take shortcuts that are risky to their bottom line. They may go out of their way to avoid upgrading dated hardware, buying software licenses, or increasing bandwidth. In some instances, they layoff in-house IT support, or…

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Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs

Three Steps To Fix IT Management for SMBs   Small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to have a more difficult time managing IT than larger enterprises. Despite being as technology dependent as larger enterprises, SMBs have tighter budgets and fewer resources to devote to IT management. This leads to a more reactive “break-fix” approach to their technology…

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Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs

Understanding Managed Services and How They Benefit SMBs   Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) receive a lot of calls each day from slick sales people peddling the next technology trend that’s going to save them money and revolutionize how they do business. They’re all too quick to caution that if you don’t listen to…

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Breaking News: Downtime Kills Small Businesses

Breaking News: Downtime Kills Small Businesses   Downtime is bad news for any business whether big or small.   A recent two-hour New York Times’ downtime occurrence sent Twitter ablaze and their stock price plummeting.   Google going down for one to five hours resulted in lost revenue up to $500,000 and decreased overall web…

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Future Crimes and Your Connected Devices

Our daily lives are becoming filled with new technologies that make life simple and more organized. The simplicity and combined conveniences could bring a false sense of security. Both IoT and Bluetooth devices are at risk from cyber-attacks. We all have some type of Bluetooth device connected to our tech. A printer, headset or a…

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Management Styles: Life-Work Balance

I’m sure you’ve seen this trend already. The headlines scream “no-bosses, no-titles!” The org chart shows a series of concentric circles, a constellation of stars, or even a tree of life. The stories and anecdotes that circulate around the movement are usually about how small groups of peers self-organize — without the tyranny of managers…

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With Ransomware, The ONLY Cure is Prevention

It just keeps showing up in the news. Ransomware seems to just not come to an end. If you haven’t heard, ransomware is a particularly nasty virus that freezes access to your data and then demands a ransom, usually in bitcoin. The worst thing about it is that once you are hit, there is almost…

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Humans Cause so Much Trouble

Have you been focusing on software packages and anti-virus tools to protect your data from hacking? That may not be enough, because it overlooks one of the biggest causes of security breaches. All of the security software and expertise in the world is useless if you or your employees don’t remain vigilant about their behavior…

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Password Basics That are Still Ignored

You can have all the locks on your data center and have all the network security available, but nothing will keep your data safe if your employees are sloppy with passwords. There are many ways data can be breached, and opening some link they shouldn’t is one of the most serious security sins employees can…

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