Entries by David Hollingsworth

Next Generation Firewall 101

By David Hollingsworth, Managing Member at Avid Communications A basic understanding of how malware attacks occur (e.g., Ransomware, spyware, Trojan horses, viruses) helps justify a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW). Malware can get on your computer in a variety of ways, but the most common is through email. According to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Report, 66% […]

Sandra Hollingsworth’s Very Special Tattoo

By David Hollingsworth, Managing Member at Avid Communications My wife, Sandra, stopped by my desk after lunch last month and said, “I just got a tattoo”. After a quick glance, and feeling relief it wasn’t a Mike Tyson inspired tattoo, I replied, “seriously?” She showed me her ankle and I saw a tattoo with three […]

St. Michael the Archangel Security Cameras

By David Hollingsworth, Managing Member at Avid Communications Security and safety is a high priority at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish in Leawood. Providing complete surveillance is not an easy task. Mostly because it’s a very, very busy place almost every day. Preschool through 8th grade students attend the school daily, the gym is […]

Accession Communicator: Mobile, softphones and collaboration.

By David Hollingsworth, Managing Member at Avid Communications, talking about mobile devices, Accession Communicator softphones and collaboration. The cost of smartphones, tablets and laptops continues to go down while functionality goes up. These devices become mobile extensions of the office infrastructure for the “always on” work force. Accession Communicator Accession Communicator, Avid’s application for mobile […]

Is Your Wi-Fi secure? Beware KRACK Attacks!

By David Hollingsworth, Managing Partner at Avid Communications, talking about a serious Wi-Fi vulnerability that’s recently been discovered. Last month, it was announced that a serious weakness exists in a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. This protocal is known as WPA/WPA2 or Wi-Fi Protected Access. This weakness allows an attacker within range […]