What do you do when your computer hard drive fails?

By Mark D. Albin, M.S. | July 15, 2018

Computer hard drives from time to time. We understand that this can be very stressful. Depending on the type of failure depends on how long it can take to repair. We can quickly diagnose your hard drive failure and get your computer repaired quickly. We don’t recommend that you try to repair your hard drive on

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

By Mark D. Albin, M.S. | July 7, 2018

Powered by Windows 10, Surface Pro 4 turns from a tablet into a full powered laptop while running all of your desktop software. 12.3’’ PixelSense™ display has high contrast and low glare, giving you a picture rivaling real life. Multi-position kickstand and improved Type Cover transforms into a fully functioning laptop running desktop software. Surface

Understanding NERC

By Mark D. Albin, M.S. | June 24, 2018

What is the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)? The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC; www.nerc.com) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to “ensure the reliability of the North American bulk power system.” It encompasses the interconnected SCADA power grids of the United States, Canada, and a portion of Baja California, Mexico. Following

Understanding FISMA

By Mark D. Albin, M.S. | June 24, 2018

What is the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)? The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) assigns certain responsibilities to U.S. government agencies to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of federal government data. The act requires program officials to conduct annual reviews of information security programs. However, as of September 2012, the

Understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

By Mark D. Albin, M.S. | June 24, 2018

What is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is maintained by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (www.hhs.gov). Designed to protect the confidentiality and integrity of patient health information (PHI), HIPAA had only a muted effect on the security industry until

How to create a strong password

By Mark D. Albin, M.S. | June 24, 2018

Creating Strong Passwords It’s easier than you think to create strong, hard-to-guess, easy-to-remember passwords. Strong passwords will help you keep you and your companies data safe. Below are some good tips for creating strong passwords: Use a password phrase and make it relevant to the account Make it at least 10 characters Make it something