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IT Risk Management: 4 Reasons Why Your System is Bugged

Bugs and IT Services in FloridaAs long as computer software has existed, it's been plagued by bugs. Like real bugs, software bugs are an infestation and can cause major problems for businesses. When assessing software bugs, one question comes to mind; "After decades IT Risk Management and dealing with bugs, why are they still an issue?"

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IT Risk Management: To Understand the Hacker, You Must Become the Hacker

Avoid hackers with IT Risk Management and Business ApplicationsHackers are mysterious. Not much is known about them - until they get caught, at least. But until the divine hammer of justice is brought down upon them, they will continue to stalk the shadows and wait for us to unknowingly hand over our personal information. What they don't want you to know is that they generally act according to a few particular variables, and that it is possible to avoid their pitfalls.

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Do We Have the Right to Be Forgotten By Search Engines?

Debate about your information on the WebIn Europe, there's a lot of discussion about whether or not citizens have the right to be forgotten, or rather, be forgotten by search engines. According to a May 2014 ruling, search engines must consider requests from the public for removal of content. Not just any content, though; according to ZDNet, the content must be "inadequate, irrelevant, or no longer relevant." As you might guess, this concept is extremely controversial.

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Cat Collar Designed for Hacking WiFi Networks: IT Risk Mangement

Cat proof your network with IT Risk ManagementFor Washington D.C. residents, there's a dubious threat looming in their backyards putting their personal data at risk. It's Coco, a Siamese cat wearing a high-tech collar designed for hacking WiFi networks. Have you taken the proper IT Risk Management security measures to protect your sensitive information from feline foes like Coco?

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USB Software is Bad to the Bone, Literally: IT Risk Management

b2ap3_thumbnail_badusb_a_threat_400_20140806-164630_1.jpgUSB devices have long been a staple of the technology world, but are notoriously vulnerable to exploitation from hackers and malware. As malware grows more and more sophisticated, you can no longer trust simple antivirus scans to protect your business.

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Risky Business: 4 Ways to Handle Risk: IT Risk Management

Handle Risk with IT Risk ManagementEvery business knows about "spending money in order to make money." Dropping cash on advertising and hiring key personnel are classic examples of this. However, "spending money on IT Risk Management prevention in order to save money by avoiding expensive problems, and thereby making money," isn't as well known. Perhaps because it's harder to explain.

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How Safe is Your Email? IT Business Solutions for E-mail

 IT Business SolutionsEmail is (and has been) a prime method of communication for businesses of all sizes. With email comes a whole slew of issues that are essentially synonymous with the technology; spam, information overload, phishing, and information privacy. Even Florida small businesses that only do business locally are at risk of these issues. Personal email accounts are equally at risk. Employing proper IT Risk Management precautions and practices whenever communicating via email is very important to prevent the risk of security compromises, monetary loss, and even legality issues.

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What is your Identity Worth to You?

Identity fraud and IT Risk ManagementYour identity has quite a lot of value, especially in the wrong hands. Security firm ZoneAlarm put together some numbers in 2011 concerning identity fraud, and it even shocked us. Let's talk about a few of these statistics and what it means.

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Disaster Recovery: IT Risk Management and Why it Matters to Florida Businesses

b2ap3_thumbnail_disaster-recovery.jpgWhen you mention the term 'disaster recovery,' most people think about the big ground-shattering events like earthquakes, fires, floods, tropical storms, etc. While these natural events are certainly disasters and devastating in their own right, smaller things can constitute as a disaster for your business, and they aren't seasonal.

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Are you looking to purchase a new desktop for your business (or for home)? We’ve put together this handy guide to help demystify the computer-buying process. This is the first part of five in our series, selecting the right CPU.

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SEG Awarded Small Business of the Year Award!

Symmetric Engineering Group was awarded the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Small Business of the Year Award for their understanding technical service and support throughout the Tampa Bay area

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