Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#biz#tips Related Posts This week on ReadWriteBiz, we’re running down our list of recommended New Year’s resolutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Today we discuss the importance of bolstering information security in 2011.A few weeks back, we looked at how small businesses have a tendency to be less-than-diligent about data security. Not cool, guys. Well, 2011 is around the corner and there’s no better time to turn things around. The list of unsavory practices SMBs admitted to, according to one survey, include backing up critical business data on thumb drives and piggybacking on unsecured WiFi networks. Security issues will only get more pressing in 2011. In a recent forecast, McAfee predicted that URL shorteners, mobile devices and geolocation apps will become targets next year. Without the huge IT budgets of larger enterprises, it’s not surprising to see SMBs cutting corners. Fortunately there are some affordable, easy-to-implement safeguards for businesses of all sizes. Common Sense DefensesWe previously outlined how small businesses should use strong, ever-changing passwords, implement a business-appropriate policy with regard to thumb drives and avoid connecting to unsecured WiFi networks at all costs.Of course, your strongest lines of defense are going to be antivirus software and a solid firewall. Enterprise security software providers like McAfee and Symanetec have affordable solutions geared toward small businesses and AVG still offers a pretty good antivirus suite for free. If you’re running your own Web server, make sure to follow Apache’s basic security recommendations and other Web server security best practices.Consider the CloudIf investing in IT infrastructure and security is too big of a budgetary hassle right now, consider taking the same plunge that many other small and medium-sized businesses have and begin moving your operations into the cloud. While Web-based, SaaS products come with their own risks and challenges, they can cut costs and can ease the headaches of managing everything internally. Photo by Flickr user CarbonNYC. john paul titlow
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. True freshman tailback Justice Hill isn’t even a year removed from high school, and he’s already making his impact at the Div. I level. He rolled out tonight looking fresh and ready, and when his number was called on after OSU recovered a fumble, he delivered with this solid five-yard dive:
Ryder Cup in an hour. Already lit out here.Football NewsJalen McCleskey: “You can’t double-cover everybody.” [NewsOK]Marcus Keyes on his mom’s role in his success: “She watches me on TV. She told me she’s seen how big I’ve gotten and she’s proud of me. She calls me every day and tells me how much she loves me. Every time she tells me, I start laughing and blushing. I miss my mom a lot.” [NewsOK]Texas KO returner Chuck Norris! [CRFF]Pokes still favored by 2.5 this weekend. I don’t love that. [LGG]So we see that while the Longhorns have rushed for close to 300 yards in their three games, their opponents have been especially weak defending the run. What does that say about Oklahoma State’s chances? [CRFF]Jeff Carr: “I’ve been a quiet guy, pretty laid back. I like to observe things. I feel like you get more of life by listening and watching.” [O’Colly]The most Gundy of all quotes here on freshman tailback Justice Hill. “He’s a very intelligent young man. He comes from a good home. He’s been raised the right way.” (O’Colly)Will the real defensive coordinator for OSU please stand up?! (Go Pokes)Really good story here on Barry J. Sanders and how he handles the Sanders legacy. (O’Colly)Around the CountryWeek 5 watch guide. [PFB]Berrry Tramel on what could be a 1-3 start for OU. [NewsOK]Ryder Cup NewsThis was one of the best things I have ever seen at a Ryder Cup. [CBS]More FootballDoes Oklahoma State miss J.W. Walsh? Rudolph: “No, I don’t think so at all.” (O’Colly)Six years ago today. .. (Via CRFF)A good, deep dive into what Texas looks like and their biggest strengths and weaknesses. Their QB is legit, but that defense…. (Scout)What to watch for this weekend in the B12. (ESPN)Recruiting NewsJordan Sterns younger brother is visiting Stillwater this weekend. (PFB) While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Leicester boss Rodgers tells Carragher why he didn’t get Liverpool coaching jobby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has explained why he pulled back from a decision to have Jamie Carragher as part of his backroom staff at Liverpool .Rodgers took the helm at Anfield in 2012 and initially sounded out Carragher, who was a senior pro and club legend at the Reds, over joining the coaching setup.But the Northern Irishman, now in charge at Leicester , had a change of heart and decided Carragher would be better served focusing solely on playing. He told Carragher for the Telegraph: “Sorry for ruining your coaching career!“I remember thinking how much I was looking forward to working with you and Stevie [Gerrard] and it would be a good idea to have you on the coaching staff.”Then when we met I got the feeling that you were still focused on playing for another season. It would have been difficult to do both. So apologies if I stopped you being a big manager now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), and CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today a new print, radio and digital public service announcement (PSA) featuring award-winning actress and SU2C Ambassador Julie Bowen.Video: It’s Impossible To Beat Cancer. Alone.The PSA aims to bring awareness to the importance of collaboration in the fight against cancer and to encourage the general public to learn more and get involved. The PSA will begin airing this month.“Like everyone in America, I have friends and family who have been affected by cancer. I know the importance of having the best team possible, working together – whether it’s people behind the scenes or those who work directly with the patient as they face a cancer diagnosis,” said Stand Up To Cancer ambassador Julie Bowen. “Through this PSA, we hope to help people realize we all have a part in the battle against cancer. I’m proud to be part of this campaign with Stand Up To Cancer and CVS Health, to help illustrate that it takes a team to accelerate research and to improve cancer survival.”With this PSA, CVS Health reinforces its commitment to helping people on their path to better health through the company’s support of innovative cancer research. CVS Health has committed $10 million to SU2C over three years, supported by an annual in-store campaign. This will be the second year of the in-store fundraising campaign which will be held at CVS/pharmacy locations across the country from November 1 through November 28. Throughout the campaign, customers can make a donation at the register or at www.cvs.com/su2c.“Cancer has touched nearly all of our lives, and as a pharmacy innovation company, CVS Health is proud to collaborate with Stand Up To Cancer to extend our purpose of helping people on their path to better health,” said Helena Foulkes, President, CVS/pharmacy. “Together with our customers and colleagues, we can help support Stand Up To Cancer’s mission to bring groundbreaking treatments to patients as quickly as possible and have a positive impact on the lives of people living with cancer.”One in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. While the five-year survival rate for all cancers diagnosed in the United States is up to 68 percent from 49 percent four decades ago, there is still more to be done to develop effective treatments. This PSA, entitled “It’s Impossible To Beat Cancer Alone,” depicts how it takes a team to conquer cancer. From the researchers behind the development of new treatments, to the many people who directly support patients, such as oncologists, nurses, social workers, volunteers, family and friends, it’s a team effort, requiring collaboration, to help cancer patients become long-term cancer survivors. The PSA encourages the public to visit SU2C.org to learn how they can join SU2C and CVS Health in raising funds to support cancer research and get therapies to patients quickly and save lives.“One of the founding principles of SU2C, is that collaboration is essential, and the progress of our Stand Up To Cancer Dream Teams is a perfect example of how powerful team collaboration is,” said SU2C co-founder Sue Schwartz. “We are so grateful and honored to team up with CVS Health in our shared mission to make good health a priority, and to keep spreading the message that each and every one of us can play a part in stopping cancer from taking so many lives.”
WASHINGTON — A task force created by President Donald Trump to evaluate ways to stem billions of dollars in losses at the U.S. Postal Service is suggesting a range of options, including proposals that could significantly boost the cost of sending non-essential mail.The report recommended that the Postal Service develop a new pricing model that would remove current price caps and charge market-based prices for both mail and packages that were not deemed to be “essential postal services.”That recommendation could raise costs for Amazon and other major businesses that are currently using the Postal Service to supplement their delivery operations.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that the report “contains achievable recommendations.”Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press
The curtailments will reduce production output by approximately 200 million board feet and are scheduled to run from June 17 through to July 26. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canfor Corporation announced on Monday, June 10, that it will be curtailing operations at the majority of its British Columbian Sawmills.According to Canfor, mills will be curtailed for two weeks or the equivalent, with extended curtailments of four weeks at Houston and Plateau, and six weeks at Mackenzie.Canfor says the curtailments are due to very poor lumber markets and the high cost of fibre, which are making the operating conditions in B.C. uneconomic.
Kolkata: Local residents of Kanchkal near Lauhati in Rajarhat got panic-stricken after a blast took place on Friday morning when work to widen roads was in progress. Two labourers were injured in the blast. They have been treated and discharged from a local primary health centre.According to the police, on Friday, around 9:25 am, when the road-widening work was in progress, labourers were moving some boulders, which were kept at the roadside with the help of a JCB machine. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhile doing so, all of a sudden a blast took place leaving two labours — Ajij Gaji and Safiqul Sardar injured. Rajarhat police station was immediately informed. The labourers were rushed to Reckjoani Block Primary Health Centre with minor injuries. Meanwhile, the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) of Bidhannagar Police was called for a thorough check of the area. The officials of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad collected samples and sent them to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) for examination. Primarily, it appears that the blast occurred due to unused explosive present in stone boulders. However, the exact cause of the blast would be confirmed after the CFSL examination is conducted.
Brandon Miller has resigned as assistant coach of Ohio State’s men’s basketball. OSU athletic department spokesman, Dan Wallenberg, confirmed Miller’s Thursday resignation. “We wish the Miller family well,” Wallenberg told The Lantern in an email. “Brandon has been a significant part of Ohio State’s success the last several years and he will be missed.” Wallenberg declined to comment further, saying, “we do not discuss personnel situations until positions are filled.” Miller graduated from Butler University in 2003. While there, Miller played under current OSU coach Thad Matta. After his playing career, Miller spent 2005-2007 on Matta’s coaching staff at OSU as director of basketball operations and video coordinator. Miller then returned to his alma mater as assistant coach for Butler’s 2007-08 before rejoining Matta’s staff in the summer of 2008. OSU sophomore forward Jared Sullinger posted on his Twitter account, @Jared_Sully0, at about 1 a.m. Friday morning: “Best Wishes to OSU Basketball assistant Brandon Miller. Leaving The game to spend time with his family.”
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer picked up two more recruits Monday. Defensive end recruits Joey Bosa and Lewis Neal verbally committed to play for the Buckeyes starting in the 2013 season. Bosa, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound junior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is ranked as the No. 14 overall player by recruiting website Rivals.com and the No. 2 strong side defensive end. During his junior year at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, he compiled eight sacks and 18 tackles for loss. He also had scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Michigan. From his Twitter account, @jbbigbear, he tweeted, “I’m gunna destroy people this year I feel sorry for who ever I go against.” He also tweeted a picture of a silver bullet. Neal is a 6-foot-1, 232-pound weakside defensive end from Wilson, N.C., Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 16 player at his position. He also had scholarship offers from Clemson, Purdue, Tennessee and South Carolina. Neal and Bosa are the 12th and 13th recruits for OSU’s 2013 class, and their commitments come less than a week after Meyer bagged his first quarterback recruit for the 2013 class. Quarterback prospect J.T. Barrett, out of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, verbally committed Wednesday. As Meyer’s first quarterback signee, Barrett is expected to compete with 2012 signee Cardale Jones to eventually replace current rising sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes’ 2011 regular season begins Sept. 1 against Miami (Ohio) at Ohio Stadium.