Introduction to Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Article (PSA-0009) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: Introduction to Virtual Private Network (VPN) Original release date: July 17, 2018 Introduction to Virtual Private Network (VPN) A VPN provides a secure way of connecting to a remote network over a public network (the Internet). This remote network is typically a private network, such as your workplace or home network. A “tunnel” is created through…

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Emotet Malware

Alert (TA18-201A) Emotet Malware Original release date: July 20, 2018 Redirects to the Official website of the Department of Homeland Security [US-CERT – United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team] To read article visit: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-201A

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Introduction to Proxy Servers

Article (PSA-0008) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: Introduction to Proxy Servers Original release date: April 17, 2018 Introduction to Proxy Servers You may not know it, but every time you visit a website or connect with someone online, your internet connection gives your “computer address” to the site or person you’re connecting with. This is done so the site or person knows how…

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What Are Managed Services

Article (PSA-0007) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: What Are Managed Services? Original release date: January 15, 2018 What Are Managed Services? Managed services allow business managers/owners to offload specific IT operations to a service provider. This service provider is known as a Managed Services Provider. The managed service provider assumes ongoing responsibility for monitoring and managing designated equipment and resolving technical problems for…

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How to Protect Against the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

How to Protect Against the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Original release date: January 4, 2018 Author: Susan Bradley To read article visit: http://www.itprotoday.com/network-security/how-protect-against-meltdown-and-spectre-vulnerabilities Additional source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16848976/how-to-protect-windows-pc-meltdown-security-flaw Microsoft Security Advisory: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180002

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What Is A Firewall?

Article (PSA-0006) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: What Is A Firewall? Original release date: October 15, 2017 What Is A Firewall? The word firewall was borrowed from firefighting and fire prevention, where the word was used to indicate a barrier used to prevent the spread of fire. In network and computer security the “firewall” serves a similar purpose by providing a barrier between…

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