THE ASI ARCHIVE
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Monday, January 1: Closed
Making a backup...checking it twice.
You're in the business of managing your clients' information. You're probably even advising them on best practices. Ensure you're providing that same level of accountability for your RIM business. This means having a solid data backup plan in place, testing it regularly, and checking to ensure the data is being successfully backed up. It's critical, especially given today's cyber-security threats.
Prepare for more ransomware attacks.
Unfortunately, we aren't expecting ransomware attacks to decrease in 2018. If anything, it's predicted that cyber criminals will be even more resourceful, finding more ways to hold your data hostage so keep those backups in place and be sure you're regularly testing them.
Safety from top to bottom
Humans are typically the weakest link when it comes to computer processes. This is especially true for cyber threats. It underscores how important it is that any employee who uses a computer or digital device undergoes cyber security training. The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre lays out 10 steps you can take to educate staff on how to prevent online threats.
ASI software developer Allen Bostwick believes in giving back. Each Christmas, Allen dons the red suit and makes his way to a nearby church where a friend manages the preschool and children's programs. Following their annual Christmas show, the kids are invited to enjoy refreshments and most importantly, to see Santa and share what's on their holiday wish lists.
If you're wondering...Yes, the beard is real! Allen spends all year growing it so he'll be "Santa ready" at the holidays!
Last month's Tech Tip provided instructions to help resolve Excel issues in VCK-SQL created by a recent Microsoft Windows update. Well, it looks like Microsoft's done it again. If you've installed the latest Windows 10 creators update, you might've discovered it isn't playing nicely with Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC). The specific issue is that WMDC will not open after the update is installed. Luckily, the fix is pretty simple.
Open command prompt as administrator and run the next two lines in order:
REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RapiMgr /v SvcHostSplitDisable /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WcesComm /v SvcHostSplitDisable /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
You will need to reboot the PC for the change to take effect.
If you've been to the ASI website lately, you might've noticed things look a little different...or a lot different actually. From front page to footer, the site is completely redesigned and mobile-friendly, with new content and functionality
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