Keeping Data Out Of Hackers’ Hands Photo credit: Johan Larsson / Foter/ Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Recently, Russian hackers made off with 1.2 billion username/password combinations and over 500 million email addresses, in what the New York Times says is “the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials.” Here are a few simple but effective steps Forbes has shared that should be taken to protect yourself from hackers. -Wi-Fi hotspots should be used with caution. The free Wi-Fi in your hotel lobby or the downtown coffee shop is never going to be secure, even if you have to ask for the password. Being free to the…Details
Securing Mobile Device Data Between smartphones, laptops, USB drives and tablets, your data and personal information is often spread across multiple devices. This could put your privacy and company data at high risk. While mobile devices can store large amounts of data, they are often unprotected. They are also easy to lose or steal. According to CSOonline, mobile devices are just as much at risk as a PC and mobile operating systems like iOS and Android are targets. They recommend having anti-malware software installed and frequently updated on any device that is used to access the internet, or used for work. Mark Dryer, CEO of MDL Technologies, reminds mobile users…Details
PF Chang’s is Latest Victim of Data Breach Data breaches have affected several major U.S. corporations recently, Target Corp., Michaels Stores Inc., Sally Beauty Holding Inc. and Neiman Marcus to name a few. PF Chang’s China Bistro Inc. can now be added to the list. The restaurant chain, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has provided a list of 33 locations where credit and debit cards used may have had information stolen. The potentially stolen data includes the card number and possibly the cardholders name and/or the card’s expiration date. Mark Dryer, CEO of MDL Technology, an IT and managed services firm in Kansas City, said that companies need to make sure…Details
MDL Press Release Published on YahooFinance MDL Technology, LLC issued a press release this week about their case study with the The Raytown Police Department regarding data security. The press release was published on YahooFinance. The police department retained the IT firm to virtualize its network infrastructure, implement offsite back-up storage, cut costs and power consumption and allow sensitive data to be securely housed with cloud services. Captain Doug Goode said they chose MDL for its cloud storage capabilities, knowledgeable technicians, reasonable service packages and the ability to identify the issues and IT needs the Raytown Police Department struggled to fix. Dryer, explained, “the need for a solid backup solution…Details
Big Kansas City To Be Hosted At Hangar9 2014 Silicon Prairie News is hosting this years Big Kansas City which will be taking place in Hangar9 from October 8-10. Forbes has declared Big Kansas City as, “one of the top conferences to attend for entrepreneurs.” It’s a conference where founders, designers, developers, investors and more, converging on the Midwest for a span of two and a half days. While sharing ideas, offering advice, co-creating experiences, and inspiring one another. Notable speakers include co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, Neil Blumenthal. Warby Parker is a designer eyewear company that sells at revolutionary prices while offering a buy one, give one…Details
What You Need To Know About Computer Viruses: ‘Virus’ is a blanket term typically used to reference computer malware. Malware simply stands for malicious software. Viruses and malware usually have two main functions: to spread and do cause damage or theft. They also possess the ability to avoid detection and replicate. Hoax emails that warn about viruses are becoming increasingly popular. According to the University of Cambridge, emails such as these typically ask you to forward the “warning” to as many people as possible. Do not open or forward these, delete them. A study by toptenreviews revealed that 32% of the worlds computers were affected with some type of…Details
MDL Technology Updates Raytown Police Department’s Data Security With Cloud Services Background The Raytown Police Department retained MDL Technology, LLC., a Kansas City IT and managed services company, to virtualize the Raytown Police Department’s network infrastructure, implement offsite back-up storage, cut costs and power consumption and allow sensitive data to be securely housed with cloud services. About The Raytown Police Department The Raytown Police Department serves and protects over 30,000 Raytown residents within a 10.5-mile area under the supervision of Chief Jim Lynch. The department employs 78 full-time employees that range from uniform officers and detectives, all the way down to communications, detention and records staff. The department is located…Details
Sprint Accelerator’s Inaugural Demo Day Recap
A crowd gathered at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, June 12, to see the 10 entrepreneurs taking part in Sprint’s Mobile Health Accelerator program.
Though none of the 10 are originally from Kansas City, several are looking at making the city their new home.
Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, declared the initial run of the program a success and plans to repeat it again next year.
More about demo day and the 10 entrepreneurial teams can be found by clicking here.
Kansas City Named The Next “Smart City” by Cisco Kansas City Mayor Sly James recently announced that Cisco Systems Inc. will transform Downtown Kansas City into a “smart city.” Cisco officials and Kansas City representatives signed a letter of intent to develop high-tech projects to address and solve a variety of municipal issues in Downtown. In a press release, James said, “Cisco’s investment is further proof that Kansas City is at the forefront of technological advancement. This joint effort will connect our visitors and residents with our city’s services and information like never before. In addition, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to build their own unique, innovative applications to enhance…Details
Kansas City Celebrates Entrepreneurship for Third Year The annual week long event from Monday June 9 to Sunday June 15, 2014 aims to inspire, celebrate and raise awareness and support for entrepreneurs and innovation through various high-energy events. 1WeekKC will unite and connect entrepreneurs with the community through sharing ideas at various events. The events include Start-Up Games sponsored by Google Fiber, E Day at the K that includes a free tailgate w/ food, beer, games and T-shirts for the first 500 people, Digital Kansas City Innovation Showcase at Hallmark, Sprint Techstars Demo Days, Start-Up Waffles sponsored by Microsoft Ventures and Think Big Partners, a pubquiz sponsored by Silicon Prairie…Details