Fanning Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its newest custom publication, IMA Magazine (www.IMAMagazine.com)
. Published on behalf of our client, InfraGard Chicago Members Alliance (www.chicagoinfragard.org)
, IMA Magazine targets first-responders, security professionals and critical infrastructure owners, developers and managers with the latest news and information they need to protect assets and safeguard the public and homeland.
Using our own in-house staff of professional, award winning journalists, Fanning Communications brings fresh content to each issue of the magazine providing unique perspectives on security issues impact the 16 critical infrastructure sectors defined by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Available in both print and digital format, we are very proud of the inaugural issue of this very important periodical and look forward to bringing news and information that will assist in protecting American citizens both at home and abroad.
by Joseph Neathawk
Security Programming & Development Specialist
Fanning Communications, Inc.
Brute force attacks aimed at hacking into a website simply cannot be prevented. If your website has a login page, it is only a matter of time before a programmed bit of malware or some human hacker finds your page and attempts to break in. Given enough time, most brute force attacks will succeed, although, in the case of highly secured sites, it may take years. From a security perspective, that is the goal; to force hackers to spend so much time making failed attempts that by the time they would have succeeded, your website has already been updated and now they have to either quit or start their attack again from the very beginning.
While strong passwords will help delay breakins, clients often ask if that is all that can be done to protect their websites? In fact, if your website is being hosted by Fanning Communications, other things can and are being done, often behind the scenes, that assist in keeping bad guys out of your website. Fanning Communications is one of the few website development and hosting firms that maintains an active and on-going security program dedicated to protecting the websites we host. As part of this security effort, we often instantly black-list the IP address of a computer we find attempting to hack one of our clients’ sites. This works well if a hacker is using a single IP or a small number of static (specifically assigned) IPs. Unfortunately however, the vast majority of brute force hacks employ a wide array of dynamic (shared) IP addresses. Typically these type of attacks make a single attempt before swapping to a new IP. In the case of dynamic IP addresses, which are shared by many users of the Internet, blacklisting the IP means that innocent users assigned a dynamic IP address that has been blacklisted, may not be able to connect to websites they wish to visit. Continue reading “How We Work Behind the Scenes to Protect Our Clients Websites”
Gray Talent was looking for a cloud-based solution for their email and for collaboration purposes. Fanning Communications recommended and deployed Google Business Apps for Gray Talent and trained designated personnel on its use. Fanning Communications continues to provide ongoing support for the apps at no cost.
The City of Country Club Hills wanted to create a website for it’s Parks & Recreation department. Fanning Communications worked closely with designated City personnel to create a site that was visually robust, full of information and ready to inform the public of all the programs and facilities available to residents. Fanning Communications trained designated personnel on how to update and maintain content on the site.
The City of Country Club Hills wanted to upgrade their current website. While their existing site had plenty of information, it needed to be updated and made easier to find on the site. Fanning Communications worked closely with designated City personnel to organize, revise and add content to the site and to make the site more easily navigated. Fanning Communications moved the site to the WordPress platform for easier content management and then trained designated personnel on how to update and maintain content on the site.
Life in Country Club Hills is centered on family and community. An outdoor amphitheater, senior center, holiday house decorating contests, block parties, beautification programs, youth groups and other festivals reinforce the small town atmosphere and warm feeling of the City.
Country Club Hills - Website
The City of Country Club Hills wanted to upgrade their current website. While their existing site had plenty of information, it needed to be updated and made easier to find on the site. Fanning Communications worked closely with designated City personnel to organize, revise and add content to the site and to make the site […]
Country Club Hills - Parks & Recreation Website
The City of Country Club Hills wanted to create a website for it’s Parks & Recreation department. Fanning Communications worked closely with designated City personnel to create a site that was visually robust, full of information and ready to inform the public of all the programs and facilities available to residents. Fanning Communications trained designated […]
The FBI’s Personnel Recruitment Unit (PRU) is excited to announce the launch of the 2014 Hiring Program! The goal of this program is to collect resumes from college students, recent college graduates, veterans, and professionals who are interested in an entry-level position with the FBI.
All candidates must meet the qualifications outlined on www.fbijobs.gov/FY14Hiring. Those who meet the qualifications will be surveyed to determine location preference, and will have their resumes uploaded to the new SharePoint site in order to be reviewed by hiring managers.
Detailed information and application instructions regarding the 2014 Recruitment Program can be found on the PRU intranet homepage and www.fbijobs.gov/FY14Hiring. Continue reading “FBI 2014 Recruitment Program”
By, John J. Fanning
Everywhere I go it seems, people want to talk about Social Media. These days every entrepreneur and corporate manager is interested in having a presence on social media but many just don’t know where to begin. Sometimes, I encounter clients who appear frantic, thinking that every moment they delay in having a page on Facebook or LinkedIn, they are losing business.
Social media is a relatively new and exciting way to market your business and I believe every business should consider investing the time and energy required to create and maintain a social media site. But I also think that a business should only venture into social media if they have the resources to follow through once their page is created.
While having a vibrant social media presence is definitely a plus for any business, not having one is not necessarily a negative. Most businesses don’t engage in social media and chances are slim that a client or customer will care if they don’t find you on Facebook or LinkedIn – so long as you do have a website. What is a negative is creating social media pages and then not maintaining them. Like dormant websites, a neglected social media site conveys the message that you are no longer around, don’t care about your public appearance or can’t afford the upkeep of your site. Continue reading “A Word About Social Media Marketing”