Bryley Information & Tips · January 2021

Keep calmKeep Calm and Carry On

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes: from human error and malicious attacks to hurricanes and sinkholes, to lightning strikes, bio-hazards and rodent infestations. Should any of these happen, do you have a good sense of the cost of downtime to your organization? … [3 min. read]

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Apple CertificationBryley Now Supports Apple Products

Bryley is excited to announce that it is one of a few New England IT providers that have an Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) tech on-staff … [1 min. read]

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Ethan BrushThe Hungry Mind of Ethan Brush

Eleven-year-old Ethan Brush envisioned a life of adventure as an NSA agent, but knew it would require serious discipline to accomplish what he wanted. So Ethan decided — at almost the youngest age possible — to join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. He stuck by his trajectory … [3 min. read]

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Carol BaileyIs There a Better Endorsement?

Carol Bailey is Bryley Systems’ new Managed Services Administrator — monitoring premier clients’ systems. But just a little while ago Carol worked for a Bryley client … [3 min. read]

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Mix TapeTech News Mixtape

Welcome to a new feature in which Bryley points you to stories at the intersection of business and technology. We hope you’ll find these stories as groovy as we do.

Here’s a cybersecurity roundtable brought about because of the risks of the Capitol incursion. In some cases [computers] were still turned on and logged in, as their users were forced to quickly evacuate. The story includes advice about dealing with similar risks to our own organizations — when people have to unexpectedly leave their machines. securityweek.com

One of the tenets of cybersecurity awareness training is knowing the website you’re visiting by watching the URL (address at the top bar) of the web browser. This reported move by Google to more fully replace URLs with plain-language search results seems at least fraught (Google’s Chrome browser already hides the www): bleepingcomputer.com

Wired’s Emma Pattee reported on a software trend that reminds us via our phones about our mortality. Can these reminders spur us to make better use of the time we have? wired.com

Since the inauguration, Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion dollar stimulus package seems likely to speed its way to Congress. So this article helps knock the size of a trillion into our number-challenged skulls (the story dates from around the time of the first stimulus program): thoughtco.com

Is This the Year You Take Cybersecurity Seriously?

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