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Monday, October 11, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Join Rod Parrish from the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (NCDIT), Digital Archivist Jamie Patrick-Burns, and Records Management Analyst Josh Hager for an online presentation that will cover: the technical challenges of Microsoft 365;  navigating the differences in records retention in OneDrive and SharePoint; [Read More]

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) has long been considered a best-practice for security, but now it is effectively a prerequisite, minimal practice for digital security.  The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack interrupted summer for a lot of us. The attack began when a hacker got the password to a Colonial pipeline network account. Once the hacker got in, [Read More]

Beginning Monday, September 13, 2021, Google will begin enforcing a security update to Google Drive. Users who own or manage impacted files will be notified about the affected files beginning Monday, July 26, 2021.  This security update adds a resource key that makes sharing links from Google Drive more secure. When file links are updated, [Read More]

It’s summer and we are in the natural disaster season. When disasters happen, giving to a charity is a great way to help those in need. I don’t know about you, but when I give money to a cause, I want to make sure that it’s going where it’s supposed to.  Criminals take advantage of [Read More]

Have you ever gotten an email offering you $500 to wrap your car with an advertisement? These kinds of offers are often a check-cashing scam. The “marketing company” sends you a check to deposit and then instructs you to use the money with a specific business. The trick is that the check is bad and [Read More]