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Allan Pratt, MBA
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Does your business app carefully protect user's confidential data? #security  
About a year ago, I wrote a post about the importance of security when developing mobile device apps. As part of the post, I also discussed the importance of security when evaluating the “bring you...
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Check out these 12 password tips for improved security. #passwords
According to Splashdata, the #1 and #2 most commonly used passwords are “123456” and “password,” so the creation of strong passwords is one way that users can be proactive in fighting security brea...
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Customer experience day is right around the corner, so take the opportunity to stand apart from your competition. Integrate security into your plans. Thx to +Annette Franz for the quote. #security
Is the first Tuesday of October marked as a special date on your calendar? If not, the significance around social channels will alert you to this hashtag. The second Tuesday in October is #CXDay, a...
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Beware of the evil that can lurk in your webmail account. #cloudcomputing #webmail
To All businesses Who Use Address Books on Webmail: stop and learn why your data may be at risk. Instead of Webmail, use a third-party email client such as Outlook or Thunderbird. Recently, I was h...
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Stand apart from the others in your industry - here's what you need to consider about protecting customer #privacy.
It seems as if we hear about a major data breach every day, whether it’s a government entity, hospital or other medical institution, or a large retail outlet. Whether the breach occurs due to malwa...
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Any device containing company or client data should be encrypted - no if's, and's, or but's. #encryption  
Encryption should be used across the enterprise, especially for host devices such as desktops, mobile devices and laptops.
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When a business is paying for services, you would think it would listen to its hired service provider, but that's not always the case. #MSP  
When I hear of managed service providers (MSPs), I think of services in a compartmentalized box or a box of Legos. While that may be a simplistic view of what a MSP is, it actually fits because tha...
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Has your company ever crossed the #privacy boundary line? If yes, how did you rectify the situation with customers and employees?
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Check out this visual interpretation of recent data breaches from 2004 to the present. #databreaches  
Data visualization of the world biggest data breaches, leaks and hacks. Constantly updated. Powered by VizSweet.
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What does your business do to avoid tracking your customers? #privacyconcerns  
A major entertainment company recently made news when it announced a new tool available at its theme parks. Under the guise of making visits more “fun and easy,” theme park guests are now able to w...
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The toys may be new, but the technology isn't. Does your business have a use for drones, and if yes, what can you do to stay ahead of the bad guys? Be prepared, and devise strategies sooner rather than later. #dronesurveillance  
As a kid, one of my favorite hobbies was flying radio control airplanes. Back in the day, we used to hang a colored flag off our antennas to notify other hobbyists what frequency we were on. If som...
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Information Security & CyberSecurity Pro and CompTIA Certified: A+/Network+/Security+/Server+
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  • Los Angeles City College
    Adjunct Professor, 2012 - present
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Allan Pratt MBA is a technology professional with an emphasis on information security, cyber-security, network infrastructure, and adaptive/assistive technology and has earned four CompTIA certifications in computers, networks, servers, and security. Expertise includes the installation and maintenance of all aspects of the PC and peripheral lifecycle and the planning and integration of end-to-end security solutions. Allan also teaches the CompTIA A+, Network+, and and Security+ certification courses.
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  • Golden Gate University
    MBA - Marketing & Management
  • San Francisco State University
    BA - Broadcast Communications
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