Open Source Development – Secure or Not?

It is a common notification that open source as opposed to the proprietary software is more prone to breaking down due to the ability of code crackers to manipulate the source code to malfunction. While this point of view is justified, because you can actually see the code, modify it and re-distribute it, it would…

It is a common notification that open source as opposed to the proprietary software is more prone to breaking down due to the ability of code crackers to manipulate the source code to malfunction. While this point of view is justified, because you can actually see the code, modify it and re-distribute it, it would be very presumptuous to say that it is unstable and unsecure. With the advent of internet businesses that operate completely online, security became an inevitable need and an unavoidable concern. This also does not mean that proprietary software is uncrackable (given the fact that there is no access to source code and there is a huge price via licensing) the most standardized software can be invaded due to their predictability as well. And the debate never ends!

There are so many misconceptions about the open source development, that it is very difficult to create a leased platform for a debate. Along with misconceptions, there are not as many skilled professionals to clear the cards too! Someone to take a stand and “show” the architecture of the open source code to the masses at large and prove some point! Well, that's true even with a closed source code as well – due to the non disclosure of code policy no one can vouch that proprietary software is “highly secure” – other than the developers themselves!

Firstly, just because the source code is available, does not make open source software inherently more vulnerable. This would pretend that there are absolutely no vulnerabilities in proprietary software – which is totally untrue! Standard software can be manipulated too via scripts because of their predictability of functionality. In fact, the availability of source code to a developer enables new avenues for a developer to secure it in a customizable way as per requirement per project basis. Web development – one of the ever expanding fields in IT, also has caught on the open source train. With loads of open source development platforms like PHP, Drupal, Joomla etc, building web applications using these is a trend that has been addressed on rapidly in the past few years. Of course this did not lessen the charm of the standard software and ASP.NET and ASP are used equally as well. However, to put it in plain language, there are no statistics that show one to be more vulnerable than the other.

So, with open source development, or with proprietary software, your website / application is equally vulnerable (or not) and can be taken advantage of by a notorious hacker. Like the saying goes “A lock on the door is for a gentleman, thieves will steal anyways”. Whether you use open source development or not, you must appropriately secure our applications and websites and leave very less scope for manipulation by code breakers and hackers. With all said and done, use the apt software to suit your development requirements and ensure that your final product is free from vulnerabilities while thoroughly tested by all testing strategies available and secured to your satisfaction.

How Logging And File Integrity Monitoring Technologies Can Augment Process and Procedure

Documentation Of PCI Compliance Processes? No Thanks! Small Company PCI Compliance For many Merchants subject to the PCI DSS, September is always a significant deadline for providing that compliance with the security measures of the PCI DSS has been met. Unless you are a Tier 1 merchant (transacting in excess of 6 million card sales…

Documentation Of PCI Compliance Processes? No Thanks!

Small Company PCI Compliance

For many Merchants subject to the PCI DSS, September is always a significant deadline for providing that compliance with the security measures of the PCI DSS has been met.

Unless you are a Tier 1 merchant (transacting in excess of 6 million card sales each year) and being audited by a PCI Security Standards Council QSA (Qualified Security Assessment) then you will be using the Self-Assessment route. SAQ D is the most commonly used self Assessment Questionnaire for medium to large scale merchants.

Regardless of which type of Merchant your organization is classified as, the issues are firstly put to measures in place to meet compliance with the requirements, (so either install some security technology, eg a file integrity monitor, or define and document security procedures), and secondly, to prove that the measures are effective.

For smaller merchants, processes are typically not documented because there has previously been no need to do so. It stands to reason that for a small-scale IT Department, processes are commensurately simple to explain and operate, and as such, wont have needed to be documented. This being the case, however, it could also be argued that the documentation of processes, and provising that they work, is also very simple.

For instance, the change management process may be as simple as 'if any of us need to make a change, we discuss it or just send an email to the others for their information, then enter details onto a shared spreadsheet document'.

Clearly there is ample potential for human error in a process like this and for an 'inside man' hack to be perpetrated, even if the risk is low and the consequent identification of the perpetrator straightforward.

So in this case, documenting the process is easy, but providing that it is infallible is another matter. There are too many scenarios where the process can fail, primarily due to human error, but this also makes it inadequate as a means of ensuring changes can not be made without detection. This is why many small companies lose sleep over PCI Compliance, worrying how far measures need to be taken and just how much security is enough?

Process Checks and Balances – Automated

PCI DSS Requirement 10 mandates the logging of all significant security events from the PCI estate, while PCI DSS Requirement 11.5 mandates the use of File-Integrity Monitoring technology. For many organizations taking a 'checkbox' approach to PCI Compliance, the implementation of both technologies is seen as just another hassle to get through for the sake of the PCI DSS.

However, take a step back and look at the PCI DSS as a whole. The emphasis is on good security measures with sound best practices. In other words, for each dimension of security advocated by the PCI DSS there is a need to document and test related processes.

It there before becomes clear that logging and FIM are not just overlay technologies to plug gaps left by the firewalling, hardening and antivirus measures, but integral means of verifying that your net security status is effective.

Any file change or configuration change reported should be investigated and verified then acknowledged as an approved change. The process is automated, but simple and robust.

Similarly, a new account or privilege being assigned will be reported via your log management system, prompting an investigation and extremely a record of the acknowledgment.

As such, implementation of event log management and file integrity checker technologies can actually provide the processes needed for PCI DSS compliance. You could have a whole shelf full of change management processes and procedures, or alternatively, simply refer to your log management and File Integrity Monitoring reporting system.

What Is the Current Demand for Computer Forensics Certification?

In recent years, there have been a record number of computer security related crimes than ever before. The more that digital technology advances, the more chances that computer criminals will take advantage and find new ways of stealing and destroying data. That is why the growing interest in computer forensics training is becoming a thought…

In recent years, there have been a record number of computer security related crimes than ever before. The more that digital technology advances, the more chances that computer criminals will take advantage and find new ways of stealing and destroying data. That is why the growing interest in computer forensics training is becoming a thought after field for those wanting a high paid and stable forensics career.

If you want to pursue a computer forensics education, there are many forensics classes you will need to complete to get your forensics degree. The basis of your forensics classes will be to become a forensics specialist who can solve computer crimes successfully.

Another aspect of your forensics training will be to find and recover lost or stolen computer systems information, as well as making it safe against future computer criminals. Going to forensics school will also entail becoming trained to analyze other electronic devices surrounding computers, such as cell phones, iPads, iPhones and other new technological devices that connect to the internet. As a result, you can imagine that there are many in-demand forensics colleges and forensics classes that will help you to get your forensics degree. Believe it or not, you can receive a forensics degree as soon as two years from now.

However, keep in mind that the highest salaried forensics jobs will be from those forensics colleges that offer a four-year degree in the specialized area. Some of the training you will receive when attending a forensics school, will be the basics of computer forensics, as well as much more focused education on computer file recovery, how criminals hide data, administrative procedures when dealing with related court cases.

You will also become an expert in computer forensics software programs used in the profession. If you are someone who enjoys computer work on a full time basis and you also find working with the law interesting, the field of computer forensics will be very rewarding for you. If you also have a degree of skill working with computer software and programs, you will very likely enjoy the computer forensics training you receive.

This is a field that will never be short of jobs because of the continued advances in computers and digital technology. This, like the healthcare field, is a career you can feel secure about pursuing as it will always be in demand as long as there are computers and people who use them!

Why Passwords Are Exposing Us to Insider Crime

Millions going missing in SA R5.5m was stolen from the education department in Mpumalanga via password and sign-on fraud in August and September last year. Bank details of genuine benefiaries were changed on the department's Basic Accounting System and several payments of between R864 000 and R989 000 were channeled to seven other accounts In…

Millions going missing in SA

R5.5m was stolen from the education department in Mpumalanga via password and sign-on fraud in August and September last year. Bank details of genuine benefiaries were changed on the department's Basic Accounting System and several payments of between R864 000 and R989 000 were channeled to seven other accounts

In March this year, it was reported that stolen passwords were used to divert funds from the Social Security Agency into personal accounts and three people were arrested for fraud in Esikhawini, KwaZulu-Natal.

In the same month, three officials in the marine and coastal management branch of the Department of environmental affairs were suspended for allegedly diverting donor funds into a private account

Passwords: the root of all evil?

Controlling system access and managing passwords is a big head for IT departments. It is frustrating, time-consuming and costly. Aside from the persistent admin problems and costs of passwords, we write them down, put them on sticky-notes, share them, pop them into our phones and even keep them on spreadsheets. Driven by the need for speed and convenience, this happens every day in offices all over the country.

But passwords also leave the door wide open for insider crime and the increasing damage it is causing.

Just how damaging can insiders be?

IT-based insider crime is all bad for the bottom line. Insiders modify data to enrich themselves, their families and friends. They steal data and sell it to others. They're often bribed by outsiders to alter data and frequently they vandalise or 'publish' sensitive data because of a grudge against the organization.

Some of the common dangers are as follows:

  • Fraudulent payments
  • Modifying data such as credit records, licenses, identity docs
  • Property theft via fraudulent invoices, delivery notes / addresses
  • Sabotage: data vandalism and the ensuing costs of IT downtime, recovery and restoration

Replace passwords with biometric sign-on: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

One South African organization taking the issue seriously is the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries which implemented a password replacement solution in 2009.

Within the Department, the Budgets & Reporting Directorages financial control systems. This includes controlling sign-on to PCs and secure applications used by finance, HR and supply chain management.

For years, passwords had created problems for users and system controllers. With sign-on credentials for the Government's transversal systems, including BAS, Persal and LOGIS, changing every 15 to 30 days, there was a high incidence of forgotten passwords, resulting in lockouts and wasteful downtime. Resetting passwords also placed an unnecessary burden on help desks, diverting the technical support team from more productive tasks.

An audit of password procedures and risk revealed that staff were writing down their passwords and the proximate of workstations meant users could see each other's passwords when they were being entered. By installing a product called SuperSign with Sagem desktop fingerprint readers, all passwords – from initial PC sign-ons to credentials for accessing each application – were replaced with fingerprint sign-on.

As well as enhancing security, there are no more lockouts stemming from confusion over which password goes with which application and SuperSign has eliminated password queries for all biometric-protected applications.

Fingerprints control IT sign-on at the Department of Home Affairs

To end IT-based fraud around ID documents, Home Affairs is introducing this sort of biometric-based security. In April this year, the department said that it was tackling internal corruption and that biometric sign-on is being implemented.

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said that, “We want to identify who was involved at every step of the process – a definite paper trail, so if there is an allegation of corruption, then we can deal with it.” The minister said that 3 833 employees within Home Affairs have been embarked on this biometric system so far.

The perception of detection: the largest deterrent to insider fraud

In June this year, the US Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) released its 2010 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. The report is based on a study of 1,843 cases of insider fraud from 106 countries between Jan 2008 and Dec 2009.

The researchers reckon that the typical organization loses 5% of its annual revenue to fraud. Applied to the estimated 2009 Gross World Product, this translates to a potential global fraud loss of more than $ 2.9 trillion.

According to ACFE founder, Dr Joseph T. Wells, “In most organizations the accounting department is the place where controls are most often enforced, and yet we're still seeing more fraud there than anywhere else. to keep occupational fraud from occurring. A large part of the reason is that accounting department employees are more likely than just about anyone in the company to be familiar with the controls and how to develop methods to circumvent them. ”

“Saying that there is deficient internal control when fraud occurs is much like saying that when there is a fire, heat is present: it does not tell us much that we do not know. really detract fraud; it's the perception of detection. Succinctly stated, those who perceive that they will be cashing committal fraud are less likely to commit it. ”

Insider fraud: a solution at your fingertips

According to the ACFE study, insider crime remains imperfect to traditional controls – most fraud is still only detected by accident or tip-offs. Scarcely more than 1% of the insider fraud was detected by IT controls. However, in 20% of the cases, internal controls were overridden by the fraudsters.

Biometric sign-on offers a compiling solution by linking IT users to their transactions, creating a definitive audit trail of who did what, where and when.

Pipes in Unix Based Operating Systems

Unix based operating systems like Linux offer a unique approach to join two discrete commands, and generate a new command using the concept of pipe (lines). For example, consider command1 | command2. Here, whatever output is generated by the first command becomes the standard input for the second command. We can develop more and more…

Unix based operating systems like Linux offer a unique approach to join two discrete commands, and generate a new command using the concept of pipe (lines). For example, consider command1 | command2. Here, whatever output is generated by the first command becomes the standard input for the second command. We can develop more and more complex Unix command sequences by joining many commands while maintaining input output relationships.

Another more Linux specific example would be ls -l | grep “^ d”. This command displays details of only directories of the current working directory, ie the output of the 'ls -l' command becomes the input to the grep command, which displays only those lines that start with the 'd' (they are nothing but the details of the files).

ls -l | grep “^ d” | wc -l

This command displays number of directories in the given file.

grep “bash $/ etc / passwd | wc -l

This command displays number of users of the machine who default shell is bash.

cut -t “:” -f 3 / etc / passwd | sort – n | tail – l

This command displays a number which is the largest used UID number in the system. Here, cut command first extracts UID's of all users in the system from the / etc / passwd file, and the same becomes input to sort; which sorts these numbers in numerical order and sends to tail command as input which in turn displays the largest number (last one).

tee command

The 'tee' command is used to save intermediate results in a piping sequence. It accepts a set of filenames as arguments and sends its standard input to all these files while giving the same as standard output. Thus, use of this in piping sequence will not break up the pipe.

For example, if you want to save the details of the directories of the current working directory while knowing their using the above piping sequence we can use tee as follows. Here, the file xyz will have the details of the directories stored.

ls -l | grep “^ d” | tee xyz | wc -l

The following piping sequence writes the number of directories into the file pqr while displaying the name on the screen.

ls -l | grep “^ d” | tee xyz | wc -l | tee pqr

cmp command

The cmp utility compares two files of any type and writes the results to the standard output. By default, cmp is silent if the files are the same. If they differ, the byte and line number at which the first difference occurred is reported.

Bytes and lines are numbered beginning with one.

For example, cmp file1 file2

comm command

comm is a command used to compare two sorted files line by line.

Compare sorted files LEFT_FILE and RIGHT_FILE line by line.

-1 suppresses lines that are unique to the left file.

2. suppress files that are unique to the right file.

3. suppress lines that appear in both the left file and the right file. For example, comm p1 p2.

A pipe that helps connect a set of processes, so that the output of one becomes the input of another. It lets a user browse through a large amount of data in a convenient manner.

Successful IT Infrastructure Convergence For Healthcare Sector Through Managed Network Services

Healthcare industry is associated with intranet communication systems, life safety and monitoring applications such as fire alarms, nurse call systems and doctor paging systems that require dedicated infrastructures for operation due to their life safety implications. As a result of which, management and maintenance of such systems becomes a big hassle. What could serve to…

Healthcare industry is associated with intranet communication systems, life safety and monitoring applications such as fire alarms, nurse call systems and doctor paging systems that require dedicated infrastructures for operation due to their life safety implications. As a result of which, management and maintenance of such systems becomes a big hassle. What could serve to be the largest solution other than a managed network services provider? Let your applications be in control of a managed network services provider, while you can concentrate on providing better healthcare to your patients.

Evolution of technology has lead to great improvements to the clinical systems for smooth and efficient healthcare delivery processes, including picture archiving and communications systems, computer-based doctor order entry systems, real-time locating systems, clinical decision-support systems, interactive patient entertainment services, electronic medical records systems and patient management systems. All these systems are managed individually by the corresponding providers or sometimes the internal IT and network management teams. Think how convenient it will be when you see the entire set of applications and systems running on a single platform, while having one point of contact for each and every concern you might have.

A managed network services provider handles everything including the bandwidth consumption, avoiding downtime of applications, installation & troubleshooting the applications, updating & upgrading the applications and everything else associated with your organization to run a smooth operations cycle. A managed network services provider provides an IP-based Ethernet network with optimal performance for IT infrastructure convergence, while providing an integrated platform for real time monitoring and control of data, voice, video and other multimedia applications. As a result of integrated platform by a managed network provider, a health organization can not only enjoy smooth operations but also a standard based industry compliant platform that facilitates the integration of new patient care applications making the entire system highly scalable.

Another big advantage lies for mobile care givers as they are able to execute a simple yet efficient process by accessing a single platform and making use of all applications without any interruption. Bigger hospitals / healthcare organizations are also looking to plan video conferencing and tell medicine which require data-intensive applications including digital image transfers, x-rays, consultations and other diagnostic imaging technologies. All this requires a non-interrupting, 100% stable communication platform that can be provided by a managed network services provider. Last but not the least outsourcing healthcare network management reduces the overall cost of operation and administration, while providing to the perfect return on investment.

PCI Compliance In 10 Minutes A Day – Using File Integrity and Log File Monitoring Effectively

PCI Compliance Is Hard for Everyone! In some respects, it can be argued that, the less IT 'stuff' an organization has, the fewer resources are going to be needed to run it all. However, with PCI compliance there are still always 12 Requirements and 650 sub-requirements in the PCI DSS to cover, regardless of whether…

PCI Compliance Is Hard for Everyone!

In some respects, it can be argued that, the less IT 'stuff' an organization has, the fewer resources are going to be needed to run it all. However, with PCI compliance there are still always 12 Requirements and 650 sub-requirements in the PCI DSS to cover, regardless of whether you are a trillion dollar multinational or a local theater company.

The principles of good security remain the same for both ends of the scale – you can only identify security threats if you know what business-as-usual, regular running looks like.

Establishing this baseline understanding will take time – 8 to 24 weeks in fact, because you are going to need a sufficiently wide perspective of what 'regular' looks like – and so we strongly advocate a baby-steps approach to PCI for all organizations, but especially those with smaller IT teams.

There is a strong argument that doing the basics well first, then expanding the scope of security measures is much more likely to succeed and be effective than trying to do everything at once and in a hurry. Even if this means PCI Compliance will take months to implement, this is a better strategy than implementing an unsupportable and too-broad a range of measures. Better to work at a pace that you can accept with than go too fast and go into overload.

This is the five step program recommended, although it actually has merit for any size of organization.

PCI Compliance in 10 Minutes per Day

1. Classify your 'in scope of PCI' estate

You first need to understand where cardholder data resides. When we talk about cardholder data 'residing' this is certainly different to the more usual term of cardholder data 'storage'. Card data passing through a PC, even it is encrypted and immediately transferred elsewhere for processing or storage, has still been 'stored' on that PC. You also need to include devices that share the same network as card data storing devices.

Now classify your device groups. For the example of Center Theater Group, they have six core servers that process books. They also have around 25 PCs being used for Box Office functions. There are then around 125 other PCs being used for Admin and general business tasks.

So we would define 'PCI Server', 'Box Office PC' and 'General PC' classes. Firewall devices are also a key class, but other network devices can be grouped together and left to a later stage. Remember – this is not cutting corners and sweeping dirt under the carpet, but a pragmatic approach to doing the most important basics well first, or in other words, taking the long view on PCI Compliance.

2. Make a Big Assumption

We now apply an assumption to these Device Groups – that is, that devices within each class are so similar in terms of their make-up and behavior, that monitoring one or two sample devices from any class will provide an accurate representation of all other devices in the same class.

We all know what can happen when you assume anything but this is assumption is a good one. This is all about taking baby steps to compliance and as we have declared up front that we have a strategy that is practical for our organization and available resources this works well.

The idea is that we get a good idea of ​​what normal operation looks like, but in a controlled and manageable manner. We will not get flooded with file integrity changes or overwhelmed with event log data, but we will see a representative range of behavior patterns to understand what we are going to be dealing with.

Given the device groups outlined, I would target one or two servers – say a web server and a general application server – one or two Box Office PCs and one or two general PCs.

3. Watch …

You'll begin to see file changes and events being generated by your monitored devices and about ten minutes later you'll be wondering what they all are. Some are self explanatory, some not so.

Sooner or later, the imperative of tight Change Control becomes irrelevant.

If changes are being made at random, how can you begin to associate change alerts from your FIM system with intended 'good' changes and consequently, to detect genuinely unexpected changes which could be malicious?

Much easier if you can know in advance when changes are likely to happen – say, schedule the third Thursday in any month for patching. If you then see changes detected on a Monday these are exceptional by default. OK, there will always be a need for emergency fixes and changes but getting in control of the notification and documentation of Changes really starts to make sense when you begin to get serious about security.

Similar to a log analysis standpoint – once you begin capturing logs in line with PCI DSS Requirement 10 you quickly see a load of activity that you never knew was happening before. Is it normal, should you be worried by events that do not immediately make sense? There is no alternative but to get intimate with your logs and begin understanding what regular activity looks like – otherwise you will never be able to detect the irregular and potentially harmful.

4 …. and learn

You'll now have a manageable volume of file integrity alerts and event log messages to help you improve your internal processes, mainly with respect to change management, and to 'tune in' your log analysis ruleset so that it has the intelligence to process events automatically and only alert you to the unexpected, for example, either a known set of events but with an unusual frequency, or previously unseen events.

Summary Reports collating filechanges on a per server basis are useful This is the time to hold your nerve and see this learning phase through to a conclusion where you and your monitoring systems are in control – you see what you expect to see on a daily basis, you get changes when they are planned to happen.

5. Implement

Now you are in control of what 'regular operation' looks like, you can begin expanding the scope of your File Integrity and Logging measures to cover all devices. Logically, although there will be a much higher volume of events being gathered from systems, these will be within the bounds of 'known, expected' events. Similarly, now that your Change Management processes have been matured, file integrity changes and other configuration changes will only be detected during scheduled, planned maintenance periods. Ideally your FIM system will be integrated with your Change Management process so that events can be categorized as Planned Changes and reconciled with RFC (Request for Change) details.

An Overview of Computer Forensics

Computer forensics may be the approach to while using the latest understanding of science with computer sciences to gather, evaluate and provide proofs for the criminal or civil courts. Network administrator and maintenance staff administrator and manage systems and understanding systems must have complete understanding. Forensics may be the technique which deals to discover evidence…

Computer forensics may be the approach to while using the latest understanding of science with computer sciences to gather, evaluate and provide proofs for the criminal or civil courts. Network administrator and maintenance staff administrator and manage systems and understanding systems must have complete understanding. Forensics may be the technique which deals to discover evidence and recouping the information. Evidence features a fit condition for example finger marks, DNA test or complete files on computer hard disks etc. The consistency and standardization it across courts is not recognized strongly as it is new discipline.

It is important for network administrator and maintenance staff of networked organizations to train computer forensics and could have understanding of laws and regulations and rules and rules and rules and rules because of the rate of cyber crimes evolves greatly. It's very interesting for mengers and personnel who would like to experience the way may become a effective component of their organization security. Personnel, maintenance staff and network administrator should recognize all of the process. Computer experts use advanced tools and methods to extract removed, broken or corrupt data and evidence against attacks and utilizes.

These evidences are collected to follow along with together with along with together with along with cases in civil and criminal courts against individual's causes who committed computer crimes. The survivability and integrity of network infrastructure connected acquiring an organization is dependent on using computer forensics. Within our situations computer forensics bought to be taken because the fundamental component of computer and network security. It may be an excellent advantage for the organization knowing all of the technical and legal areas of computer forensics. Just in case your network is asserted and crook is caught then good understanding about computer forensics can help you supply evidence and prove the issue within the court room.

If you've been risks just in case you practice computer forensics badly. If you do not absorb it account then vital evidence may be destroyed. New laws and regulations and rules and rules and rules and rules are progressively being designed to safeguard customers' data however, if certain type of particulars are not properly protected then many liabilities may be designated for the organization. New rules bring organizations in criminal or civil courts when the organizations do not safeguard customer data. Organization money may also be saved by utilizing computer forensics. Some mangers and personnel spent a considerable portion of their IT request network and computer security. It's reported by Worldwide Data Corporation (IDC) that software for vulnerability assessment and invasion recognition will approach $ 1.45 billion in 2006.

Online Computer Repair Services – Get Your Computer Revamped The Convenient Way!

In today's IT friendly world, dependence on computers and consequentially on the internet is increasing tremendously. Online computer repair services are as a result becoming equally popular. This remarkable service relieves one of the strenuous tasks of dragging the entire machine to a repair shop and wait for a few days for it to get…

In today's IT friendly world, dependence on computers and consequentially on the internet is increasing tremendously. Online computer repair services are as a result becoming equally popular. This remarkable service relieves one of the strenuous tasks of dragging the entire machine to a repair shop and wait for a few days for it to get repaired. Instead, online services are both time and money efficient. The most common types of repair services provided by companies online include spyware and viral protection and removal, system tune ups, internet issues etc. there are several benefits of using online computer repair services over the others.

Computer services online are easily available to customers. What is interesting about this service is the fact that it allows the user himself to understand IT related problems and their consequent solutions as along with expert guidance one gets to comprehensive knowledge of all the stuff and acquires an educational approach towards the same. If hired from a reliable firm, online services are offered with complete efficiency. Exceptional customer care is provided by qualified technicians who examine every problem small or big with equal attention and expertise.

Getting your computer served online saves you the time of standing in long lines outside the shop to carrying heavy computer parts to get them repaired. With online PC repair and support services you get your computer revamped conveniently and that too in just no time. The most important benefit adding to the comfort of online computer services would be its availability at anytime and anywhere. Majority of online PC repair and support services are available 24X7 to provide customer assistance. No wonder the demand for such services is increasing with every passing day. Experts and qualified technicians are at your service.

These experts have a holistic knowledge and skill required to fix any hardware or software related problem with complete expertise and professional guidance. Globally we all are dependent upon the advanced technology of a computer and any system crash down can affect important deals and intense business tasks. Thus access to convenient and regular computer service is extremely essential. There are several companies that provide comprehensive PC repair and support services, however, the best ones guarantee a prompt and secure service.

So online computer repair services makes your pc life more easy and flexible, getting your computer repair online, save your time that can be wasted in waiting for your chance in a long line.

The Intrinsic Value Of Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization has emerged as one of the most essential components of online enterprises and internet marketing. The best SEO Companies understand perfectly the business of search engine optimization and offers internet marketing services that all online businesses require. These services include the planning and implementation of marketing campaigns, content management and article writing,…

Search Engine Optimization has emerged as one of the most essential components of online enterprises and internet marketing. The best SEO Companies understand perfectly the business of search engine optimization and offers internet marketing services that all online businesses require.

These services include the planning and implementation of marketing campaigns, content management and article writing, link building and web design, social media marketing, research and analysis.

The best SEO Companies are knowledgeable that today's technology-savvy entrepreneurs rely on them to help grow the business. These experts can implement effective strategies that will benefit emerging business organizations through the best SEO services. Making use of search engine optimization provides start-up businesses with tools that can ensure optimal rankings for their websites.

With affordable website solutions, small and medium-sized companies can make use of limited budget and still enjoy maximum web exposure. The demand for the best SEO services for has increased further with the entry of the internet in the business environment.

It is important to appreciate the value of competition and competitive analysis. Likewise, you have to know the competition very well and what their online activities are. The real world competition is not the same as online competition. SEO is more technical and entails thorough understanding of complex processes. Site analysis and research of trends will help you stay ahead of your competitors. There are varying prescriptions for success and everything depends on changing goals, budgets and revenue objectives.

For companies and business owners who are not yet experts, they need the best SEO Companies. These service providers will provide them with valuable information that consist of back link quantity and quality, anchor text usage, rankings for various keywords, and other elements of online presence to identify the areas where competitors are obtaining maximum returns for their investments.

If your goal is to stay ahead of the competition, go for the best SEO service that will provide you with dynamism and competence. Creating a website is not enough in an online business. The ultimate goal is to optimize the website. A website will only be noticed and attract visitors if it is well placed in search engines. This makes the best SEO services more valuable so you can effectively market your products and services through the internet. Optimizing a website is making it more visible amid thousands of competitors who also maintain their own websites. Through search engine optimization, you can expect to increase your rankings and make your standing in the market impressive. If this does not happen, chances are you will get minimal response to the product, brand or service that you are selling.

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