People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
IT Security Tip #33: Physical Security Matters!
An office secretary unknowingly gave some of her law firm’s most private data to a gentleman who had bought a Comcast Cable polo shirt off eBay. He dressed in khakis with a tool belt and told the secretary he was there to audit their cable modem specifications and take pictures of the install for quality assurance. She had no reason to suspect he was part of a now-extinct hacker ring who would gain access to a business’s private network by going inside the office and noting the configuration details and passwords for their firewalls and cable modems. In some cases, they actually built a secure VPN private backdoor they later used to steal data. If someone dressed up in a utility-provider uniform, would you let them in?
Ask for identification and who they have spoken with about the service they are performing, and be gracefully suspicious, as they say in the South. Keep any company policies about how visitors are allowed in the building if such policies exist. If those kinds of policies don’t exist, work to define them. We can help, if needed – but this is a real problem your office needs to address.
Excel: Freeze It And Forget About Scrolling Back And Forth
Want the top row and first column to stick around while you scroll through your worksheet? Select a cell, then click View > Freeze Panes > Freeze Panes. You’ll notice two “frozen lines” will appear, which intersect at the top-left corner of the cell. Everything to the left of the column’s frozen line stays put while you scroll side-to-side; everything above the row’s frozen line stays when you scroll up and down.
Shortcut of the Week
Quickly access the Windows Help by pressing the F1 key from the Windows desktop.
The Computer Center’s Weekly Webinar Series
Take advantage of The Computer Center’s webinar series that helps you learn how to protect your small business and your employees without leaving your office!
- Thursday, August 15 – 10 Costly Mistakes Small Businesses Make with their Computer Systems – and How YOU Can Avoid Them
- Thursday, August 22 – Critical Facts Every Business Owner Must Know Before Moving Their Network to The Cloud
- Thursday, August 29 – Free Productivity Enhancing Tools Included with Office 365 That You Probably Aren’t Using in Your Business
Follow the link to register for more information.
Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at http://computer-center.com/tidbits/
Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.
James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
One Parker Pl, Ste. #655
Janesville, WI 53545