June 2012
In this issue

> Mobile Security
> Business Continuity Plan
> Stop Mobile Malware
> Scams and Hacks
> How to Use Field Codes
> Business Continuity Tip
> Cartoon/Quote

How to Use Field Codes in Microsoft Word 2010

Field codes are one of Microsoft Word€s key elements, frequently used by many users. If you have ever inserted a date or a page number to a document, you have used a field code. Despite their heavy use, many people are unaware of how they actually work.

What is a Field Code?

A field code is €smart€ text € when used, they can update when needed. There are hundreds of various codes for various purposes, one of the most common being the code for the current date € 29at24-Ti1824 Pictu+-24. Any time the field updates, the information within the field updates.

What Do They Do?

Field codes enable you to:

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Business Continuity Tip

Know Your Route

Whether it's a building evacuation due to a fire or a city evacuation due to hurricane, know your routes. And most importantly, make sure your employees know your routes.

In the event of an emergency, stairwells, exits and/or roads may be blocked. It is important to have a plan and a backup plan in place so your employees know when to evacuate, where to go, and what to take with them. 

Please forward this newsletter to anyone else in your organization who might be interested!

Mobile Security: Why You Need to Go Beyond the Basics
used with the permission from Symantec

Just how quickly are enterprises adopting mobile applications?

Very, very quickly.

According to one recent survey, as many as 71% of organizations are using, or planning to use custom mobile applications.

"We have reached a tipping point in the business use of mobile devices," concludes Symantec's 2012 State of Mobility Survey. "Most organizations are making line-of-business applications available [to mobile devices]."

The reasons for this, of course, are clear: Businesses want to improve agility, increase workplace effectiveness, and take less time to accomplish business-critical tasks.

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A Business Continuity Plan Gives You One Less Thing to Worry About
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

When a business€s data is compromised, it€s just a matter of time before things begin to fall apart. As a result, the importance of having a business continuity plan in place is never clearer than during times like these. Sometimes known as a disaster recovery plan, a business continuity plan not only prepares your business for how to protect its data, but also how to prepare itself in the event of a catastrophic power failure or natural disaster.

As far as protecting your business is concerned, a business continuity plan is also the least expensive option for small companies because it costs virtually nothing to produce. Utilizing tools such as HP Business Continuity and Recovery Services, and putting the plan into practice, will dramatically improve your chances of continuing operations during a significant event.

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How to Stop Mobile Malware Before the Damage is Done
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

The proliferation of mobile devices has given cybercriminals a vast and growing new ecosystem to work with. And they€re starting to take advantage of that opportunity. According to McAfee€s Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2011, the number of mobile malware samples jumped from less than 150 in the third quarter of 2011 to well over 400 in the fourth quarter.

€Cybercriminals are going for [mobile] because people put a lot of identifying information on their devices,€ says Karim Hijazi, Founder and CEO of Unveillance, an IT security intelligence provider. €But that€s a scary mistake because devices are actually more vulnerable."

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Scams and Hacks: Is Your Business a Target for the New Con Artist?
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

You work hard for your business. You€ve logged endless hours. You€ve put blood, sweat and tears into making your business successful. Today, it€s easier than ever for social engineers and hackers to take everything you€ve put into your business (and then some) in the blink of an eye.

What are social engineers? Social engineers are con artists who take advantage of human behavior to pull off a scam. They manipulate businesspeople into trusting and helping them get the information they desire, using whatever tactics necessary.

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Quote of the Month

"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."

- Clarence Budington Kelland

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