Information Security PolicyWritten by Blane Warrene
Businesses that do not have clearly written Information Technology security policies and practices in place run risk of being named in legal actions in very near future. Although no current court cases exist, many security experts are warning that if you lose or expose confidential business or customer data, unknowingly distribute viruses or experience a breach of your systems that results in loss of service to your customers, you could be found liable. Computer and network security used to be concern of only largest corporations. Now, however, with high availability of networks, web hosting and Internet applications to even smallest office, tide is turning. Today, a small business with two employees can construct an economical network, share a cable modem and purchase a firewall, which enables remote access using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). This is also a double-edged sword. This new "high availability" has also born a vast breed of crackers.* These individuals can find ways to access, steal and/or destroy data residing on public and private networks. Starting th Process The key to establishing these policies and practices is to not be overwhelmed by complexity of process. Start by taking inventory of your systems, connections to Internet and external providers, method in which you store data and method in which you secure and backup data. During this documentation process, you can identify clear procedures for handling and transfer of this data, as well as new security measures you can use to show due diligence in addressing any potential security risks. The Basics Even smallest network should adhere to following: Never use a computer system for both personal and business use (i.e. family uses for fun, but business is also processed on machine). This is an immediate risk to public disclosure of confidential information and accidental loss of data.
AMSOIL Synthetic motor oil, the best in syntheticsWritten by Sgt. Robert McGee /USMC
AMSOIL was first to make synthetic motor oils, and is only company that recommends a 25,000 mile 1 year drain interval.
Since I have been using AMSOIL motor oil in my cars, I have noticed a real difference in their performance. My 1994 Nissan Sentra LE with 81,000 miles on it had a smoother idol and acceration, with a more quiet ride along with better gas mileage. I went from 32MPG to 34MPG!!! So far I have put 8,000 miles on my car's motor oil and it has never driven better.