02 Jan

DIY Smart Home: A Year-in-Review

I remember watching Star Trek reruns as a young man and hoping for the day when technology would be like what I saw on TV. Fast forward to today. That time is here in many ways. Over the past year-and-a-half, I have embarked on a journey of a DIY smart home implementation, mostly just to Read more…

20 Dec

From Retinal Scans to Chips: Behind-the-Scenes Security is Taking Hold

When cybersecurity first emerged as a pressing issue almost a decade ago, law firms began to implement safeguards to protect their clients’ data. Many of these early efforts led to headaches and complaints. There were more steps needed to log on, longer passwords to remember, and less freedom to install applications. But security has evolved, Read more…

19 Dec

2018 Recap: Our Most Read Posts

As 2018 draws to a close (2019 seems like a highly futuristic figure, doesn’t it?), let’s take a look back at our most popular posts and see if there are any conclusions to be drawn about the trends, developments, and innovations in the industry this year. Microsoft Releases Fix for Outlook Graphical Issues In May, Read more…

29 Nov

SECURITY AWARENESS: Top 10 Security Threats for Users During the Holidays

We’d like to share some helpful safety tips from our Security Awareness partner, Knowbe4 1. Phishing scams are skyrocketing, especially driven by deals and rebate offers. Don’t open any attachments or click on links appearing to be from trusted vendors you shop with. Go directly to the website of the vendor looking for the sales Read more…

27 Nov

Howdy…In Tribute to Rob Brindell

We are deeply saddened to share the news of Rob Brindell’s passing on 11/17. Rob has been a cornerstone of the Kraft Kennedy family for more than twenty-three years. His dedication, warmth, caring, and sensitivity were boundless. No one was immune from his ability to draw people in and make them friends. Rob’s famous sense Read more…

27 Nov

Office 365 Shortcut Name Change

A client firm experienced an issue with a broken Start Menu after updating Office 365 clients. The firm had several Office applications such as Word, Excel, and OneNote pinned to the Start Menu and Taskbar. After looking into the issue, I found that the new Office365 ProPlus version changed the shortcut names from Excel 2016.lnk to Excel.lnk. That Read more…

20 Nov

Highlights from NetDocuments ndElevate 2018

At over 8,000 feet above sea level, the air was crisp and thin in Utah. Sometimes it was downright freezing. A few times there was snow in the air. But inside the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley, the annual NetDocuments ndElevate conference was warm and full of educational sessions and panels with customers and Read more…

14 Nov

How to Prevent SSD Hardware Encryption in Your Task Sequence

By now a lot of us have heard of the SSD hardware encryption issue that’s been reported on the blogosphere and confirmed by Microsoft. If your physical hard drive supports hardware encryption, Microsoft will use it by default–and therein lies the problem. The hardware encryption method is potentially less secure than software encryption via BitLocker. Read more…

14 Nov

Security Alert: BleedingBit Affects Cisco, Meraki, Aruba Access Points

A newly discovered vulnerability called BleedingBit makes it possible for hackers to infiltrate enterprise networks undetected. The exploit, which was discovered by the security firm Armis, affects BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) chips made by Texas Instruments (TI). These TI chips are found in equipment made by Cisco, Meraki, and Aruba, companies that make up the Read more…

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