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Network Security: Passwords vs. Passphrases

Network Security: Passwords vs. Passphrases

Passwords tend to be the area where security-minded people annoy customers the most. There’s often tension around: Password complexity requirement Password length requirements Password expiration requirements Setting these up could easily push your staff into a complete revolt without the proper planning and training. Too often, management decides to focus on security and institutes … Read More

New Signature's CEO Guest Blogs on getpickd

New Signature's CEO Guest Blogs on getpickd

New Signature’s CEO, Christopher Hertz, contributed as a guest columnist on the getpickd blog with his post “Common mistakes. Easy fixes. (part two) — Warning: Arriving early to an interview may adversely affect your chances of being hired. ”  The blog post has been picked up by the popular blogs: Consumerist and Liferhacker. The … Read More

Network Security: Confidentiality vs. Availability

Network Security: Confidentiality vs. Availability

In the IT security world, there is a constant tension between the need to keep information confidential and the need to have it readily available. These form two of the vaunted three legs (the other being “integrity”) of every security practicioner’s model. One of the reasons these two concepts seem to be at odds … Read More

Information Technology Audit Policies

Information Technology Audit Policies

In the information technology (IT) industry, auditing is a task that’s mostly misunderstood until too late. Properly configured, a solid IT audit policy can help organizations: Know when users are created or deleted Determine if malicious activity is taking place on the network Perform a post-mortem analysis in the event of a server failure … Read More

Defense in Depth

Defense in Depth

In the previous millennium, as networks of personal computers began to become commonplace, the security situation for many companies worsened. The problem was two-fold.  First, instead of using dumb-terminals to access computer resources, users now had machines that were capable of crashing, slowing down and even creating network problems. Secondly, instead of just having … Read More

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day to everyone! We hope you get to enjoy the fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, baseball games, and other various events being held to celebrate the history, government, and traditions of these great United States. If you will be in the Washington, DC area on July 4th, check out the Washington … Read More

Improving Workflow Problems

Improving Workflow Problems

Many of New Signature’s clients have invested large amounts of money in both hardware and software to solve specific problems. Problems such as “How can we communicate more effectively?”, “How can we measure and analyze how we are utilizing resources?”, or even “How can we consistently prepare highly designed documents for clients or constituents?” … Read More

New Signature Becomes an Acquia Partner

New Signature Becomes an Acquia Partner

New Signature’s Drupal development expertise and experience was recognized today through our partnership with Acquia. Acquia is a commercial open source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system.  Acquia’s partner program connects its clients with qualified partners, such as New Signature, who can provide Drupal … Read More