Network Security Steps

Network security can promote safe browsing and improve productivity by preventing employees from accessing these sites.

Since some sites that attempt to surreptitiously install malware might also attempt to monitor access to web browsing activity, it is critical that both employees and customers have access to strong, encrypted web browsing experiences.

Encrypt your traffic with HTTPS

HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) uses a public key infrastructure to authenticate and encrypt each connection between a browser and server. This ensures that no parties can modify or modify the data that is being transferred.

It is important that visitors to your site have this protection enabled on their browsers, while there are other measures you can take, with the use of services like Fortinet online which specialize in protection against network threats as ransomware and others.

We recommend that all web browsers support HTTPS, including Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox. To learn how to enable SSL on your browser, see: https://www.w3.org/Protocols/https

Enable two-step verification

Two-step verification requires a secure connection for people who are using a web browser to access your site. This prevents unauthorized people from using your account to access your site or to take over your account.

Note: By enabling two-step verification, you provide assistance to stop an unauthorized person from using your account. We encourage you to enable this feature on your site as soon as you become aware of any attempt to gain access to your account. You should not require a user to register and prove his or her identity prior to granting access to your site.

To enable two-step verification, navigate to the security settings for your account and click on the “More” link. Click on “Enable 2-Step Verification”.

To know more about the steps required to create two-step verification, see our website for information on how to create and use two-step verification.

If you are unable to enable two-step verification, you can also view this screen shot to help ensure you’re clicking on the correct link:

Choose which devices, if any, you will allow to access your account. If you have multiple accounts with various permissions, choose only one of them, not both.

Enable SSL for your Web site

We strongly recommend using SSL/TLS to secure your site because you cannot monitor access to your site while your visitors are encrypted. If you are using the same SSL certificate for all your sites, encrypting all traffic on the site will increase its security and reduce your certificate’s validity period from the standard 180 days to a maximum of 120 days. See More Info.

Your site can be a showcase for your business, so it’s important to encrypt your traffic. There are a number of providers that offer free SSL certificates, including GoDaddy and VeriSign. You can also obtain certificates through Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla. GoDaddy and VeriSign also provide free certificates for non-commercial use.

If you use the OAuth protocol to manage your login credentials for your site, then setting up SSL for your login credentials can be straightforward.

All the workouts: NYC Marathon Training Week 17

Oh you know, just 5 days until the NYC marathon. Here’s how I’m feeling, Harry Potter-style. Practically speaking, if you want to track me (or anyone) here’s the link to do so. You just need a name. If you’re looking for general info on the race, I created a page dedicated to the NYC marathon where you’ll find resources including maps, great places to cheer and so much more.

Need even more? ESPN posted this excellent guide about running in NYC.

How did week 17 go? Well I ate everything within arms reach and then I moved over to eat whatever I couldn’t get to the first time. Life post-marathon training needs to have fewer trips to the office vending machine. A day with zero cookies will feel like a detox. In other news, I’ve had some toenail injuries (overshare?) but I think it’s all sorted. Anyone else dealt with that?

On the first week of taper, my true love gave to me:

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All the workouts: NYC Marathon Training Week 14

Welcome to week infinity of marathon training.

There are only 25 days until the NYC Marathon, which make sense seeing as I’ve been training for this race since the dawn of man (or 14 weeks, tomato tomato). This week was a “drop down” week which is an insulting way to say I only ran 14 miles this weekend. I don’t think I’ll ever be so tough that I’ll put a decreasing modifier before “14 miles.” 14 miles is far. And it was hot and humid and hard.

I can’t change the weather, but I can distract myself with music. In consequence, a big interest of mind these days is having a strong soundtrack on training runs (and eventually during the big show on November 5). To that end I made a 7-hour-plus playlist on Spotify. I want to be able to hit skip when I’m not feeling a tune and still have a new songs to listen to. You’ll find it in a smart home gym comparison to see which is better.

The playlist includes current rap, hip hop, 90s pop and maybe even a song from Rent, you’ll need to listen to all of it to know for sure. Ok yeah, definitely La Vie Boheme is there. Feel free to use it. I’d also love any additions you have to make it even better! Please leave song suggestions in the comments.

On to week 14’s workouts.

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All the workouts: NYC Marathon Training Week 12

Good morning!

Before I go into this week’s training recap, I wanted share a few links from around the web that I found fun, useful or fascinating.

Now on to the week 12 recap. I can’t believe there is just one month left until the NYC marathon. OMG.

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All the workouts: NYC Marathon Training Week 6

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday. It’s been a crazy week in America. I can’t stop thinking about what happened in Virginia this weekend and I couldn’t come here and hop into my weekly recap without expressing how horrified I am. The Nazi rally in Charlottesville and our President’s empty, late response have left me nauseous and angry. It’s 2017 and I can’t believe I live in a country where the President’s first instinct is that Nazis and not-Nazis are to blame for a White Supremacists rally. I am screaming livid that there even was a White Supremacist rally and that Nazi flags are being waved at all. If you have a good way to get involved in fighting for kindness and equality, let me know, I want in.

In fitness news, I’m in week 6 of training for the NYC marathon. Following Hal Higdon’s plan, week 6 was a “drop back” week which means this weekend run was shorter than week 5’s weekend run. Here’s some background on why most marathon training plans have cutback or drop back weeks weeks written by folks who know more about running than I do.

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