Inclement weather, solar flares, earthquakes – how disaster proof is your businesses technology?

We’ve written quite a bit about cyber security disasters and disaster recovery in that context (here are just a couple options Why every business needs a documented backup and disaster recovery strategy and Data Breached? 5 ways to reduce the impact on your business), but what about a disaster that’s truly out of your hands?

Depending on where you live there are different types of types of disasters to worry about, and some disasters such as solar flares or geomagnetic storms are a global concern.

Traveling for the holidays? Take 8 tech tips from our experts with you

If you’re traveling the holidays this year, we have eight tech tips to help you stay safe while using your devices on the go.

We’ve offered holiday themed tech advice before (here are a couple of our past articles on the top 10 Holiday Shopping Tips for Safer Online Shopping & 5 Holiday Tips for Your E-Commerce Business and 5 for Everyone Else). The holidays usually mean more time off which can lead to more time spent browsing the web or being able to work on things in your business you usually don’t have time for.

If you have a computer or server with an Intel Processor, you need to patch for this vulnerability ASAP

Intel just released a fix for a vulnerability that would make certain CPUs in jeopardy of being compromised. The vulnerability would allow an attacker to gain privileged access to machines or trigger a denial-of-service attack.

You can see the list of affected CPUs here, patching for this vulnerability may need to occur in phases including micro-updates to the BIOs, system OS and drivers.

AI explained and 4 simple ways to use it in your business

AI or Artificial Intelligence has been all over the news as online tools have emerged that can do a variety of impressive things in the creative space such as copywriting, writing code, creating videos and images and much more.

On a more technical level, AI is being used in medical applications for assisting doctors during surgeries or identifying suspicious tissue or masses in diagnostic images.

If you received a loud phone alert this week at 11:20 PST, you definitely were not alone

At 11:20 PST on Wednesday phones across the nation blared a screeching sound with a prompt on the screen alerting users that this was a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert system.

In addition to cellphones across the nation this alert was also played on the TV and radio, although EAS (Emergency Alert System) alerts are common this was the first time a cellphone alert was used in conjunction with EAS simultaneously.