Updates From Justin

  If I'm being honest, I'm slightly embarrassed at how long it's been since I've written a newsletter article. Or a blog post. Or any sort of update on the company. So I have ...

How to Deal With “Shadow IT”

Shadow IT (unauthorized IT systems) can be incredibly frustrating to IT managers and other executives. It can be equally frustrating to employees. Generally speaking, people look for better ways to do their job. Humans are wired to be efficient. So ...

Hire Slow, Fire Fast

I don’t remember where I first heard that expression. Some people swear by it. Some are offended. Here’s my quick two cents. Unchecked, my tendency is to do the exact opposite. When I hire, it’s because I need someone. There ...

Master Computing: Security Evangelists

I’ve got to get this off my chest: I’m sick and tired of watching organizations get hacked and making the 5:00 news when it was 100% preventable. Now, I’m not saying that security measures can ever prevent 100% of breaches. ...

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable.

"Get comfortable being uncomfortable!” I don’t know many people who could speak more authoritatively on this subject thanMike Rowe.  I had the privilege of meeting Mike this month (May 5th to be ...

Complacency Will Kill You (Right Delta Airlines?)

I’ve been heavily involved in technology nearly all of my life.  As a child, it was a hobby I was passionate ...

Of Marketing and Touching Appropriately

When I started Master Computing back in November of 1997, things were much simpler. For example, we were truly just a computer repair ...

FREE Cybersecurity Training for Your Entire Organization

As the leader of your organization, you have plenty on your plate. I don't have to tell you that. But here's something you may not know: when (not if) your organization gets hit with ransomware or other forms of cybercrime, ...

Cybersecurity, Simplified

I firmly believe that cybercrime is the #1 biggest threat to business. As I say that, I can hear protests about ...

Cybersecurity Overload: 5 Simple Steps to Keep You Safe

The other day I was sitting in front of a client discussing the influx of cyber-threats we face these days. My intentions were good, but clearly my delivery was not. I ...