Bryley’s getting ready for the 2023 Corridor 9/495 Business Expo. Please join Roy and Tom April 4th 4 PM-7 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel, 5400 Computer Dr, Westborough. Registration is free … [1 min. read]
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Lawrence writes about networking and security. He's written for Bryley since 2015.
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You don’t name your company Camelot and its employees the Round Table without a seasoning of hopefulness. Camelot Energy’s CEO Shawn Shaw confesses to seeing a reason for hope in the marriage of economic opportunity and the fair distribution of non-fossil-fuel-derived energy.
However right now there is an imbalance in how non-carbon-based energy is apportioned: for one example, the average household installing rooftop solar in 2021 had a median income ranging from 131% to 168% of the median income of its county … [6 min. read]
Not hobbled by a natural emergency, an employee error or cyberattack – or at least not disrupted for long, that’s what Bryley means by your business’ continuity.
To achieve business continuity, Bryley advocates a layered approach to networking. But backup remains the heart, the most essential part, of business continuity.
Bryley is regularly recognized by its clients for its calmness in difficult circumstances. But it’s no great mystery what’s partly at the back of us bringing that attitude: we know that we have multiple tested, monitored ways of recovering data. So how about you? [6 min. read]
“I like troubleshooting computers. I like fixing issues. I’ve been tinkering with computers my whole life basically. I grew up with Windows 98 and early Macs. I’ve been doing it so long, working on computers seems to come naturally to me …” [5 min. read]
Because of its relative wealth, our New England region is hard-hit by cyberattacks1.
In this Feb. 2, 2023-recorded webinar Bryley VP Roy Pacitto brings examples Bryley’s encountered of Business Email Compromise (this is when names and addresses you trust are spoofed to get you to divulge information, sometimes, as Roy demonstrates, into transferring funds).
Bryley President Garin Livingstone shows steps you can take to protect your business from the rise in ransomware incidents … [one-hour, previously-recorded, Zoom seminar]
Imagine owning a football stadium and you’re hosting a bowl game. You’ve sold out all the tickets online. Your stadium is the kind with entrances all around the building. And today is game day – great! But in this imagining you forgot to hire any ticket-takers or security people – not great! So the people start showing up and begin pushing in from all directions. And now the mob is a mob, forcing its way to the stands and field.
Why do people line up to show their tickets to ticket-takers and put their phones in a bucket to pass security personnel? It’s not just to keep out those who don’t have a ticket … [7 min. read]
Thursday, February 2, 4:00 – 5:00 PM Bryley President Garin Livingstone will present along with VP Roy Pacitto via Zoom on cybersecurity best practices – several of these practices you can use right away.
Because of its relative wealth, our New England region is hard-hit by cyberattacks.
Roy will present – including bringing examples Bryley’s encountered – on Business Email Compromise (when addresses you trust are spoofed to get you to divulge information).
Garin will present steps you can take to protect your business from the rise in ransomware incidents … [2 min. read]
“Whatever I can do to make a person’s job easier,” was Carlos’ sincere response when I thanked him for moving closer to the mic during this interview. Carlos’ attitude of respect comes through often.
Carlos told me that since he was very young he felt grateful for the opportunities he was given. He felt grateful for America. He said he had wanted to give back by serving in the military, but he had a child at seventeen and so those early thoughts about the way he was going to give back had to change … [5 min. read]
Here are some highlights of what’s been covered in this space in the year gone bye-bye.
Bryley at Thirty-Five
This was the second year under Garin Livingstone’s leadership. Garin has set Bryley’s trajectory: “to make the complexities of networking and security easier for clients to understand. Without the give-and-take of good communication, it’s easy to miss information that might make network management better for our clients …” [7 min. read]
As researcher Sherry Turkle has observed, it’s in the awkward silent seconds that communication (which means, to have something in common between us) happens. We need those pauses in conversation to process what the other has said, to let the words and our thoughts about those words affect us, to consider a reply and then choose our words. These silences along with other non-verbal signals do the connective work when we speak to each other: you know you are talking to a real person.
Turkle’s work has been an inspiration to Field Technician Rylie. At the University of Rhode Island Rylie achieved a bachelor of science degree in Computer Science and became fascinated working in Python and C++ with Artificial Intelligence … [5 min. read]
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