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Data Encryption

When it comes to securing your data, I am sure you have heard the word “encryption” being thrown around. Without truly understanding what encryption is however you may feel a little lost and maybe even a little concerned that your data is not protected. If this sounds like you then you have come to the right post. In this blog post, I break down what encryption is and give you some pointers on making sure your data is encrypted.  Before we being talking about encryption let’s first talk a bit more about data. Data can either be “at-rest” or “in-transit”. When data is at rest, it is not moving from one location to another. An example of this are pictures stored on your hard drive. When data is in transit, that means it...

Types of Door Locks

When securing your home or business from unauthorized access the first thing many of us think of are physical locks. What some of us may not think of is the various types of physical locks that are currently on the market. Each of which have their pros and cons. In this article I am going to go over some of the various types of physical locks as well as the pros and cons of each type. Deadbolt The first and most common type of lock is the standard keyed deadbolt. A deadbolt uses a cylinder that runs through your door and into the frame of your house. A strike plate is a metal piece attached to your door frame that helps prevent the cylinder from ripping through the frame in the event of forced entry. These locks are...