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Simple Steps to Stay Safe on Cyber Monday

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Today is the biggest Internet shopping day of the year in the United States, Cyber Monday. During this day you will be tempted to visit a plethora of online storefronts, hunting for the huge deal on your next TV, computer, article of clothing, etc. Here are a couple tips to remember to keep you safe on Cyber Monday: Secure Browsing. Many e-commerce websites use SSL (https:// in front of the web address instead of http://) to encrypt the transmission of sensitive data to and from their storefront. The reason for this is that if you are surfing on a public Wi-Fi or hotspot,…
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Anti-Virus Isn’t Enough – An Introduction to Layered Defense

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This is the first in Alpine's series on the modern security stack.  Over the next few weeks, we will delve more deeply into each of the technologies that form a proper layered defense strategy. Do you have good security?  Of course!  We have the best anti-virus money can buy... Those of us in the security services and architecture arena have seen this conversation time and time again.  And it makes us cringe every time.  Sure, there was a time when a solid anti-virus would prevent the lion's share of problems that the young malware authors presented.  But that time has passed.…
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