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5 Jobs You Can Get “In The Cloud”
March 9, 2018

5 Jobs You Can Get “In The Cloud”

Forbes posted an article detailing that cloud computing is projected to increase from $67B in 2015 to $162B in 2020. With an increase in sales and revenue comes an increasing need for qualified professionals to take on the task of designing, managing, developing, testing, and selling these new virtualization platforms. Below are 5 examples of […]

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Don’t Become A Victim Of A KRACK Attack
October 17, 2017

Don’t Become A Victim Of A KRACK Attack

Recently, a researcher at the University of Leuven, Mathy Vanhoef, discovered vulnerabilities with WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 – the most widely used Wi-Fi protocol). These vulnerabilities, according to Vanhoef, give attackers access to sensitive information (passwords, messages, photos, etc.), as well as the capability to inject malicious data into your devices. These attackers start […]

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AI Shut Down for Creating Its Own Non-Human Language
July 31, 2017

AI Shut Down for Creating Its Own Non-Human Language

In a recent case, Facebook researchers had to shut down an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system as the AI “agents” began speaking another language that they created. To humans, this language could be interpreted as gibberish, but to the agents it’s a more efficient mode of communication. The AI agents, that have limitless cognitive abilities, created […]

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Two-Factor Authentication: What it is and Why it Matters
November 1, 2016

Two-Factor Authentication: What it is and Why it Matters

Two-factor isn’t new, and it definitely isn’t going away anytime soon. Two-factor authentication (2FA), also called multi-factor authentication, has seen a rise in adoption as cybercrime also increases. Social media platforms have even joined the party, like LinkedIn and Twitter. Anyone who’s used 2FA knows that it’s supposed to keep your data secure, but how […]

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Halloween Special: Spookiest Malware of 2016
October 27, 2016

Halloween Special: Spookiest Malware of 2016

Happy Halloween from the Sierra Experts team! For anyone working in IT, there are things that are scarier than ghosts and ghouls, like malware. 2016 has been a busy year for cybercrime, so picking the worst threats is not an easy task. Below, we’ve rounded up the spookiest malware this year. Mirai The Internet of […]

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Shadow IT
October 18, 2016

Shadow IT

In the age of the cloud, it’s become easy to find software to solve any problem. Further, it’s generally really easy to setup and begin using cloud applications without any help. Making this type of decision without discussing it with your company’s IT department can be a grave mistake, though. In the industry, this is […]

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Security In-Depth: Passwords
October 12, 2016

Security In-Depth: Passwords

There is a lot of advice floating around the internet about picking passwords. A quick search will yield thousands of articles about the dangerous prominence of weak passwords. Most websites have password requirements before setting up an account. Generally, it’s become well known that it’s important to pick a strong password. There seems to be […]

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Prevent Malware: Proactive vs. Reactive
September 28, 2016

Prevent Malware: Proactive vs. Reactive

By now, everyone knows not to click suspect emails, and use passwords like ‘12345’ right? Actually, ‘12345’ is still the most commonly used password, followed directly by ‘password’. Malware prevention efforts seem to be lacking despite the risks, on a large scale. Training is only one, albeit important, part of malware prevention. Prevent Instead of […]

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The Dwindling Windows GUI
September 20, 2016

The Dwindling Windows GUI

For those systems administrators who love the familiarity of the Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI), we’re sorry. Folks have been predicting the end of the Windows GUI since 2011, but now it seems that Microsoft has taken the steps to make it happen, slowly. The Windows GUI has been around since 1985, which was at […]

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Penetration Testing – Know Your Network
July 29, 2016

Penetration Testing – Know Your Network

What are you doing to make sure that your network is secure? How do you know that it’s enough? New strains of malware are popping up constantly. The headlines are only getting worse, and organizations that exploit networks are cashing in.  Ransomware, malvertising, malware as a service – with all of the threats that are […]

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Knowing the Risks of Cyber Security
November 26, 2015

Knowing the Risks of Cyber Security

Cyber Security is always a treat waiting around the corner, and Sierra wants you to be aware of the risks your business could face. Educating the public about the threats that could be imposed should a cyber incident occur is a must. With the world being as connected as it is today, we need to […]

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Adobe Confirms Major Flash Vulnerability
October 25, 2015

Adobe Confirms Major Flash Vulnerability

With Adobe releasing their monthly security patches including Flash Player, they confirmed a major security vulnerability that impacts all versions of Flash for Windows/Mac/Linux.  Yes…ALL versions.  The security vulnerability has been used by a limited amount of hackers that are crashing computers or taking full control of them. “A critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-7645) has been identified […]

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Heartbleed Scare
April 28, 2014

Heartbleed Scare

I’m sure you all have heard now about & the ‘Heartbleed’ security bug, however, many of you might not know what it means or what it is. The Heartbleed security bug makes individuals all across the web cheap nfl jerseys vulnerable to having Full their passwords, credit t?t card information, and other sensitive wholesale jerseys […]

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