How Virtual Machines Can Make BYOD More Secure
Every year more employees,
managers, even CEOs, are bringing their own devices from home to the
workplace. Most cite the ease of use and familiarity of their own devices
as their reasoning.
The danger of BYOD (bring your
own device) lies in the fact that personal devices are often
less equipped to fight viruses that expose confidential data to
onlookers. They can also be loaded with malicious apps, lost, stolen,
or simply left out on a table at home. Tech experts say that more
corporate data is stored outside company firewalls than ever before,
because of the tendency to use personal devices for business.
Trying to fight the BYOD
revolution is an uphill battle. But the good news is you can protect
your information by using virtual machines to separate
personal, from the corporate data. A virtual machine is like a
computer within a computer. It runs on software installed in the
device, and boots as a completely separate entity from the host
computer's operating system. With virtual machines, you can protect
company data with all the firewalls and antivirus software you use on
company computers, and still allow employees to use the devices they
like best in the workplace, coffee shop, or their living rooms.
When it Comes to Home Security
Did you know your dogs can
benefit from a well-designed home security system just as much as you
can? With new home automation features, you can get more peace of
mind than ever, that your pets are safe and happy while you're away.
These days you can...
Use motion detectors and text alerts to know when pets
leave the bedroom, enter the yard, the
kitchen, or areas where they don't belong.
Get live streaming video of your dog as he roams the
Video chat live with your pet
when she needs some reassurance or a firm "Get off the counter!"
Control the temperature of your home with your
smartphone, to keep your animals comfortable on hot and cold days.
Get a notification if someone comes to the door, and
talk your dog down from alarm mode.
Remotely lock and unlock doors for the pet sitter or
Get immediate help in case of fire, carbon monoxide,
or a pet emergency.
Let your security company know
about the concerns you have for your pets, and see what they have to
say. It could very well be time for a pet-friendly update to your
Google Apps Are
Changing the Cloud
Your business is probably already
using the cloud to store and secure your data, both for personal use
and corporate cyber security. In the cloud, your information is
better protected from viruses, malicious hackers, fire, theft, and
simple computer crashes. But Google is putting a new twist on cloud
storage with their new standalone Drive app for the business or
Most cloud storage services work
on a pay-per-play basis, meaning you pay more and more as you require
more and more space in the cloud. But Google's new service will offer
unlimited storage for one flat fee, with files as big
as 5 terabytes each. That means all your photos, videos, documents,
spreadsheets, and presentations can rest safely in one place, for one
price, as your business grows and data accumulates.
The other game-changer is that
Drive comes with all the collaboration and security features you need
to privately share and edit documents together with your team,
whether they're at work, at home, or away on business. You get to
control how much editing power each person has, and participants can
only share documents if they get permission from the owner. It's
affordable, portable security for all your important information,
& ROLL TRIVIA
The Doors were not always just
The Doors. What was their original name?
A. The Doors You Never Open
B. The Doors We Cannot Close
C. The Doors: Open and Closed
D. The Doors and the Windows
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Where did Freddie Mercury write
the song, "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"?
A. In a train car
B. On a visit to
C. In the
bathtub**** (correct answer)
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