What are Black Hat, White Hat, and Grey Hat Hackers?

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(3-min read) What is your gut reaction upon hearing the word “hacker”? If you’re like most, there’s likely a negative response. Though hackers have been traditionally viewed in a bad light, not all hackers have malicious intent. Some hackers are even people you may want to hire!  As cybersecurity threats increase, so too has an…Read Full Article

Brute Force Attacks Explained Using the Plot of “Oceans 11”

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(4.5-min read) Disclaimer: While we acknowledge that neither Brad Pitt nor George Clooney’s characters in “Oceans 11” were, in fact, password-guessing computer systems, reference to their actions is for the sake of illustration.   There are a variety of immensely sophisticated ways to compromise modern encryption systems protecting your company data. These are the equivalent of…Read Full Article

What is “Pen Testing”? Penetration Testing in a Nutshell

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(5-min read) Have you ever had that feeling when, even after leaving your house, you’re not sure whether or not you remembered to lock the door? Sitting in your car in the driveway, you stare at the doorknob of your home, not sure of whether or not it would simply let anyone inside. As you…Read Full Article

Soft Costs Associated With Company Printing

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(4.5-min read) As you shop around to determine the printing needs of your company, you’re likely weighing certain costs — primarily device cost and the cost of consumables (replacement ink, toner, paper, energy usage, etc). These are what some would consider the “hard costs” of investing in printing capabilities for your office. There is another…Read Full Article

Managed Print Services: The Solution to Your Company’s Printer Headache

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(6-min read)  Though many believed that printing on paper would be a thing of the past by 2020, it is still an essential aspect of doing business here in the “roarin’ ‘20s” (that’s what we’re calling this decade, anyway). From the importance of keeping hard copies of essential documents, to increasing the readability of any…Read Full Article

Why You Should Consider Workflow Management

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(3-min read) Everyone knows that, like a well-oiled machine, your business operations perform at their best when all of the moving parts (operations) are neat and efficiently running. A managed structure of processes helps to keep a company afloat and headed in the right direction for years to come. Even as this as a given,…Read Full Article

What Makes a True Leader: How Big Tech & the Marines Foster Superior Leadership

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(6-minute read) As a part of our Print Assessment Series, JD Young Managed Print Services has been looking at what separates respected leadership from mere authority. We’ve found that accounting for the daily operations on a granular level is a significant attribute of responsible, inspiring leadership. To find out what other characteristics constitute true leadership,…Read Full Article