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If you are searching for the shell company setup to hide payments to a porn star, you are at the wrong site.

If you are looking for advice on how to improve the security for your small business, g...
 moreIf you are searching for the shell company setup to hide payments to a porn star, you are at the wrong site.

If you are looking for advice on how to improve the security for your small business, give me a call.

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Posted on May 9, 2018
A Passwordless future in near!

On April 10th major announcements from the FIDO Alliance, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Yubico marked the start of using security keys to replace passwords...
 moreA Passwordless future in near!

On April 10th major announcements from the FIDO Alliance, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Yubico marked the start of using security keys to replace passwords for signing into websites, applications and computers.

Security keys have been in use as 2nd level authentication for sometime now, but adoption has been low. Now that the FIDO2 protocol for the keys is advancing to a standard by the W3C, adoption should take off. Sites adhering to the standard do not store anything of use to any hacker, so the keys are far more secure than any password.

A key supporting FIDO2 is like a key from your keyring. If lost, it holds no identifiable information that can be derived from it, so it is useless to whoever finds it.

You can find out more technical information at the FIDO Alliance and Yubico. Microsoft has a great article by Alex Simons here:
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/04/12/big-news-in-our-drive-to-eliminate-passwords-fido2-webauthn-reaches-candidate-recommendation-status/

Photo is from Yubico at www.yubico.com
Posted on Apr 15, 2018
In 2016 hacked email accounts caused immeasurable trouble for political campaigns. In 2018 that can play out again for candidates that do not take internet security seriously.

If you are running...
 moreIn 2016 hacked email accounts caused immeasurable trouble for political campaigns. In 2018 that can play out again for candidates that do not take internet security seriously.

If you are running for political office this year, you should be reaching out to your security team and asking about DKIM, DMARK and FIDO 2FA. If you do not have a security team, it is time to get one.

To see if you qualify for a free security assessment, shoot me an email at dave.anderson@essential-consulting.com
Posted on Mar 19, 2018


Essential Consulting has been helping business with their technical needs since 2001.  We are professionals in the field of software development and network security.

We offer the following services:

  • Network security consulting
    Does the internet security of your business keep you awake at night?  Or do you wonder about what all the hubbub is about?  Does your business take credit cards?  You can get a free security assessment of your business to find out what your risks really are.  Contact us to schedule one.

  • Network design, implementation and management services
    Are you expanding and want a robust secure network?  Do you have equipment that you purchased that is not reliable and you need something that always works?  Do you need help in choosing an anti-virus vendor, or a centralized management system?Contact us.

  • Software development services
    Do you need a small application to automate something that is now done manually?  Do you want help on a large software project?  We can help with a full stack J2EE developer.

  • Project management services
    Are you looking at a project and do not have the management bandwidth to execute it properly?  Do you have a team that is not working and are looking for some help in turning things around?  Do you have a critical project that is hopelessly broken and looking for a way to fix it?   We practice Agile project management, understand technology and also understand business needs.  With a certified Scrum Master on staff, we can pull these skills together to you get the results you need.

  • Management consulting services
    Do you have a new manager that needs some mentoring?  Are you looking for someone to explain what Agile methodologies are? Is your team not working and you need help? With over 10 years of management background we can help.



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