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One-Year Public-Trust SSL Certificates

By now you’ve likely heard about Apple’s announcement at the February 2020 Certificate Authority/Browser Forum meeting that they will no longer accept publicly trusted TLS web server certificates valid for longer than 398 days after Sept. 1, 2020, in the Mac OS and iOS platforms. The CA/B Forum had previously voted down an initiative to reduce public TLS certificate […]

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Giving Back

It came to our attention that 40% of students in Trenton, NJ, school system do not have the technology at home to support their participation in online education. Sparta partnered with TDI Connect, an all-volunteer organization that is a part of United Way of Greater Mercer County. TDI Connect refurbishes computers donated by businesses and organizations […]

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How to Encrypt Email Messages

When you need to protect the privacy of an email message, encrypt it. Encrypting an email message in Outlook means it’s converted from readable plain text into scrambled ciphertext. Only the recipient can decipher the message for reading. Any other recipient sees indecipherable text. Outlook supports Message Encryption (Information Rights Management). When to use Encryption […]

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Scheduling Caution – Stop Using Personal Meeting ID’s

We all schedule meetings; GoToMeeting or Zoom. A security concern that is often overlooked is the friendly Personal Meeting ID (PMI) that you use. Your PMI is a constant value and never changes. Once it is known or guessed by someone, they could connect to the meeting whether they have been invited or not. While […]

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COVID-19 NJ Response

3/21/2020 – Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses – https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/general-public/governor-murphy-announces-statewide-stay-at-home-order-closure-of-all-non-essential-retail-businesses#direct-link To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable, Governor Phil […]