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Steven Pressman

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

By Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity

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 a chip in your preconceptions. And I’m not going deep here.  If you want to talk more, question my assumptions, or even rage from your rooftop, please feel free to…

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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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Defend Your Data with Managed Firewall Services

By Cybersecurity
Alpine Cyber's Managed Firewall Services will help keep your company's network secure through 24/7 management and monitoring by seasoned security professionals. Learn more about what a firewall is, who needs one and why we’re the partner you need to help manage it. What is a Firewall?  A firewall is a network security device designed to monitor and control traffic based on defined security rules. It filters incoming and outgoing traffic to ensure there is no atypical or unauthorized use, blocks specific and potentially harmful traffic, and provides alerts for any harmful traffic identified. What are Managed Firewall Services?  Managed Firewall...
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Passwords: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation

By Cybersecurity

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 time, they haven’t changed that much!  They’re still strings of characters, words, numbers, and hieroglyphs that get you past a security checkpoint of some kind. The major difference is that now, with brute force password guessing programs and…

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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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