Friday Five

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It’s your Friday Five.  With hurricanes, schools starting up and a three day weekend on the way, you may have found it a little hard to keep up with tech news this week.  Here are five of the most popular tech tidbits we shared this week.  Use this quick digest to fill in on a little news before enjoying your Labor Day weekend!

IT’s 9 Biggest Security Threats
“Hacking has evolved from one-person crime of opportunity to an open market of sophisticated malware backed by crime syndicates and money launders.”  Here’s a rundown from ComputerWorld on the nine biggest threats challenging IT security professionals.

Fix It, Maybe?
We are a little late in sharing, but this fun “Call Me Maybe” parody from the Providence College IT Help Desk put a smile on our faces.  Maybe it’ll inspire your help desk team to think of creative promotional ideas.

Republican National Convention: High-tech meets Republican leadership
This NetworkWorld article gives a run-down on the high-tech meet-and-great arranged by the industry’s trade associations and companies such as Microsoft and Facebook for top Republican leaders whose job is to try and drive party votes on legislation.

The Self-Service Airport
“Airlines are laying the groundwork for the next big step in the increasingly automated airport experience: a trip from the curb to the plane without interacting with a single airline employee.”

CoSentry Selects Bomgar to Enhance Tech Support for Customers and Employees
Bomgar officially welcomed one of its newest customers this week.  Read how data center and managed services provider CoSentry is providing secure and flexible technology support to both employees and customers – all with the Bomgar solution.