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Password Security Basics

Posted: October 13th, 2017

Having a strong password is your first line of defense.    Click below to listen to John Burgess discuss the importance of strong passwords and how to come up with a way to manage all of your passwords. If you’re interested in strengthening your companies IT security policies, send us an email, or give us… Read More

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Recommended Basic Security Practices

Posted: October 13th, 2017

It seems like every day we read about a new hack where somebody has lost personally identifiable information.    There are primarily three reasons why these breaches are successful; inadequate information security policies requiring best practice security credentials, or inadequate policies requiring keeping their software and environments patched with new releases of software from their… Read More

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BYOD Best Practices

Posted: October 11th, 2017

As a business leader, do you allow your employees to use their own devices on the company network? If you are considering BYOD, there are some security issues to consider in order to safely take advantage of mobile. If you would like help securing your information and systems, please send us an email or give… Read More

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Mainstream Technologies Hires Justin Swinford

Posted: September 12th, 2017

Brings 16 years experience (Little Rock, Ark.) – (September 12, 2017) — Mainstream Technologies is pleased to announce the hiring of Justin Swinford as a Senior Engineer. He will serve as an account manager, ensuring that clients’ technology infrastructure is working properly and is current with the newest technology. Justin has 16 years of experience… Read More

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Mainstream Technologies Hires Patrick McConnell

Posted: September 12th, 2017

Brings 13 years experience (Little Rock, Ark.) – (September 12, 2017) — Mainstream Technologies is pleased to announce the hiring of Patrick McConnell to its software development unit. His responsibilities will include the design, development, testing, and deployment of desktop, web and data applications using the .NET framework. After a previous 9-year tenure, Patrick re-joins… Read More

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Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit: A Q&A with Debbie Griffin, Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce

Posted: August 23rd, 2017

We’re excited about attending this year’s Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit.  Since we thought there might be a few of you who want to know more about the Summit, we asked Debbie Griffin, Vice President of Communications, Marketing, & Design of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce to answer a few questions about the Summit for us…. Read More

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New Global Ransomware Attack

Posted: June 28th, 2017

There is a new outbreak of ransomware today that is taking down many companies around the world including shipping, banking, energy, healthcare etc.  Some reports are that it is using email as a way to infect one machine, and then using internal Windows features to spread from machine to machine inside a company. Please be extra… Read More

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Use OpenDNS as an Additional Home Security Layer

Posted: June 23rd, 2017

Security while online has never been more important, especially with the recent release of government hacking tools and exploits.  You hear a lot about Mainstream taking precautions for protection, but it is also very important for you to protect your computers and network at your home. We would like to recommend that each of you… Read More

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The Call for Open Data is Growing

Posted: June 16th, 2017

This article is a summary of the Open Data Seminar presented by JD Robinson, Mainstream Technologies at the 2014 Arkansas Digital Government Summit, November 5, 2014. INTRODUCTION What do we mean by OPEN DATA?  Open data is information that is free to use and distribute without any restrictions.  There are at least four reasons why… Read More

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WannaCry: How To Respond

Posted: May 15th, 2017

Over the weekend US-CERT has issued a bulletin regarding a new ransomware called WannaCry. This ransomware variant uses email phishing, Remote Desktop compromise, or by exploiting a system that is not up to date on all security patches. Systems that are past end of life such as Windows 2003 server, or Windows XP that no… Read More

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