The Importance of Encryption

the importance of encryption
Many companies with 1099 independent employees have recently mandated that business devices must be encrypted to safeguard customer and company data. Encrypting and protecting this data is imperative to keeping your business, customers and job safe. Even if the company you work for has not mandated this policy, what would happen if your work computer, laptop, phone, tablet, or storage device was stolen? What if your confidential customer data got into the wrong hands?
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Shellshocked

A new security threat has been discovered--Shellshock, also known as the "Bash bug" for affecting the Bash program in Linux and Unix systems. You may have heard of this as it has been compared to Heartbleed, the virus that hacked into data on millions of computers this summer. The main issue that system administrators are experiencing with Shellshock is that it affects "a common bit of code that is used all over the place," according to Robert Graham, security expert and CEO of Errata Security. Currently, nobody knows exactly how to fix Shellshock and solving the overall problem has been estimated to take months to years, though security companies and even the US Department of Homeland Security have been releasing patches to help aid affected servers.
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Why IT Matters for Businesses

If you're a business owner, then you're aware of how stressful it can be to take care of everything in your company. Most businesses can't afford their own marketing, technology or design departments. Or they're small enough that they only need these services a few times a year. That's why companies like Nerd Crossing are essential to business owners.
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Back to School Special! Ends 8/31/14

We're having a stellar Back to School Special for all you students (and even non-students)! Enjoy 20% off any one Nerd Crossing service from now until August 31, 2014. The secret code: "Nerds Rule"
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How to Back Up Your Data

Treat your computer as though you’re a dancer at a hip hop concert. Back it up. There are hundreds of reasons why you might lose your files. You could have a virus, a hacker, your computer could be too dusty. While there are ways of preventing these, you should also have a plan B, and that’s data backup.
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Have a Nerdy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! The offices of Nerd Crossing Computer Services will be closed on Friday, 7/4 and Saturday 7/5 so we can celebrate with fireworks and BBQs. We’ll also be keeping the party going next week on our Facebook and Twitter pages with a new Caption This Contest, so stay tuned! And in case you[…]



A HUGE Mega Nerd Thank You!

A HUGE Mega Nerd thank you to all of our Nerd Crossing and Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante supporters! We are so grateful to everyone who came out to our mixer on June 11th, 2014! It was great to see so many satisfied customers, local business owners, chamber members, and friends in the San Francisco Bay Area community! We had such a great turnout and raised over $1,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante! They were also presented with a check of $25,000 from the fantastic crew of Windermere Rowland Realty of El Sobrante, who are proud supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of America. For all of the fabulous people who attended the event, we hope you won prizes, enjoyed the delicious food, imbibed in the assortment of beverages, and picked up your Nerd Swag -- specifically the Nerd Crossing glasses!
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