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Steven Pressman

Improving Ourselves, One Word at a Time

By Cybersecurity

Over the last couple of weeks, in the wake of the most recent abhorrent events bringing systemic racism back to the forefront of our minds, we at Alpine have taken a moment to look inward. Yes, we absolutely vow to take every step possible to eliminate unconscious prejudice from our hiring and compensation processes. Yes, we each individually vow to put ourselves into the shoes of every person of color with whom we interact, and treat them with the respect we expect from others. Yes, we will ensure that our culture is anti-racist, rather than just not racist. And we…

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Put It In the Cloud. It’s Safer There.

By Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity

This is the sixth article in our 10-part series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Look for new cybersecurity topics explained by Alpine Cyber experts every Tuesday and Thursday in October.  Times Have Changed – For the Better It wasn’t long ago – maybe 10 years – that the headline of this article would have blown my mind.  And I’d probably have dismissed this whole blog post as ridiculous propaganda.  But times have changed. If you’re still a cloud naysayer, even after all this time, I don’t expect this little post to fully change your mind.  But maybe it can put…

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How to Avoid the Ransomware Terror

By Cybersecurity

This is the second article in our 10-part series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Look for new cybersecurity topics explained by Alpine Cyber experts every Tuesday and Thursday in October. Behold the Villain – Now in Digital Form “We have your family. We want $2,000,000 in unmarked $2 bills; in a tan duffel bag; in the Logan Square Fountain by 9:00 PM…or you’ll never see them again.” We’ve all seen this movie.  Dastardly evil-doer holds something precious over our dashing hero’s head demanding ungodly sums of money for its release. Sadly, this is no longer limited to Hollywood schlock suspense…

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Passwords: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation

By Cybersecurity

This is the first article in our ten-part series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Get ready for a great mix of personal and professional cybersecurity topics every Tuesday and Thursday in October from the experts at Alpine Cyber. The Problem with Passwords Love ’em or hate ’em, our digital world is full of passwords.  While this feels like a plague unique to the modern digital era, if you think back you’ll realize that they’ve always been there. We used to have ATM PINs, locker combinations, and even secret whisperings to get our hooch in the local speakeasy.  And in that…

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Cloud Misconceptions: My data center is more secure than the cloud

By Cloud Computing One Comment

Thanks to marketers, salespeople, and old school big-iron IT grognards, the term “Cloud Computing” has become as amorphous as its puffy, shapeshifting namesake.  Movies, commercials, scandals, and phone features have thrown the term around to the point where it has become very difficult for the average IT professional to define.  Cloud has hit a point in its hype cycle where people understand just enough to be dangerous — and this lack of knowledge tends to lead to misconception and oversimplification of an otherwise deeply stratified and diverse set of technologies. In this blog post, I aim to debunk for the Cloud Noobs out there…

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