ITKE Community Blog


June 5, 2015  1:31 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (June 9th)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Data-security, Government IT, Security

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Government security image via Shutterstock

Do you have issues regarding the government and data security? Well, our experts will be tacking that topic and more in our next #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on June 9th at 1 PM EST. Here are the questions they will be looking at:

  • Why do government agencies have such an issue securing our data?
  • How could the government better secure information? Who should oversee their security methodology?
  • Why don’t we hold the government – or do we – to the same data security standards that we do private organizations?
  • How much should the government rely on cloud solutions to secure and house its data?
  • Why can’t they keep our info safe – especially when they presumably have info that nobody should ever be privvy to? Kennedy assassination, Area 51, NSA and CIA records.

To get involved in our next chat, just send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. Hope to see you there!

June 1, 2015  5:09 PM

June Activity Contest

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Contest image via Shutterstock

First off, let me congratulate Carlosdl for winning the Polaroid Cube camera in our May activity contest! Here were the final standings:

  • Carlosdl: 1,550 points
  • ToddN2000: 1,455 points
  • TheRealRaven: 925 points
  • Veretax: 790 points
  • LalitBhamare: 670 points

Now, let’s get to this month’s contest. For June, we’re going to have a total of five winners. How can you win? The first five community users who reach 1,000 ITKE points in June will automatically receive a $25 Amazon gift card. It’s that simple! Good luck.


May 26, 2015  7:18 PM

May Activity Contest Standings – Round 3

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Contest image via Shutterstock

Where did May go? Not only do we just have a week left in the month but also in our activity contest too! Here’s what our current standings look like:

  • Carlosdl: 1,075 points
  • ToddN2000: 915 points
  • TheRealRaven: 805 points
  • Abuell: 500 points
  • Ncberns: 430 points

But don’t worry, you still have plenty of time to get your name on the leaderboard so keep going!


May 18, 2015  6:15 PM

May Activity Contest Standings – Round 2

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Contest image via Shutterstock

We’re just over the halfway point in our May activity contest and it’s turning into a three horse race for the Polaroid Cube camera. Here’s what the standings look like today:

  • TheRealRaven: 650 points
  • Carlosdl: 540 points
  • ToddN2000: 520 points
  • Ncberns: 320 points
  • Abuell: 300 points

But there’s still plenty of time for all of our other users so keep piling up the points.


May 11, 2015  6:19 PM

May Activity Contest Standings – Round 1

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Contest image via Shutterstock

Well, we’re almost at the halfway point in May and we have plenty of users vying for the Polaroid Cube camera. Here’s what the standings look like:

  • TheRealRaven: 420 points
  • ToddN2000: 290 points
  • Abuell: 230 points
  • Ncberns: 180 points

And if you don’t see your username, don’t worry! You still have plenty of time to get into the race.


May 4, 2015  7:09 PM

May Activity Contest

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Contest image via Shutterstock

As I mentioned last week, we have a special giveaway contest for the month of May. The user with the most ITKE points by the end of the month will win a Polaroid Cube camera. With its compact size and affordable price, it’s a great gift for you or a family member.

How can you win? Start contributing on our IT Answers & Questions, Blogs and Discussions sections. Good luck!


May 1, 2015  5:10 PM

ITKE April giveaway contest – The winner!

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Contest winner image via Shutterstock

And there we have it…another contest is in the books! Congratulations to our winners: ToddN2000, TheRealRaven and pdraebel! Here were the final standings:

  • ToddN2000: 1,310 points
  • TheRealRaven: 960 points
  • pdraebel: 305 points
  • AndreaF: 265 points
  • philpl1jb: 240 points

And if you remember from last week, I have a special surprise for this month’s contest. The user with the most ITKE points will receive a Polaroid Cube camera! Good luck.


May 1, 2015  4:35 PM

Top community posts from April 2015

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
EMC, IOS, Storage, Windows 10

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Age image via Shutterstock

You’re too old for IT. What’s your plan to stay in the game? That question was from the top community post for the month of April. Check out the different stories and share your thoughts with the group.


April 22, 2015  5:51 PM

ITKE April giveaway contest standings – Round 3

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Giveaway image via Shutterstock

We have just about a week left in our giveaway contest and it’s coming down to the wire. Let’s take a look at the standings:

  • ToddN2000: 980 points
  • TheRealRaven: 755 points
  • AndreaF: 265 points
  • pdraebel: 255 points

And there are several more users right behind so keep getting those points! Also, watch out for next week’s final update (we have a special announcement regarding next month’s giveaway).


April 22, 2015  1:49 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (April 29th)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, Security, twitter

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Social media security image via Shutterstock

It’s almost time for this month’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat but there’s a twist this time: Our very-own blogger, Jeff Cutler, will be running the chat next Wednesday (April 29th) at 12 PM EST.

What topic will our experts be tackling? They will be looking into the world of social media security! Here are the questions:

  • How much is safe to share via social media?
  • What should you never post to social media sites?
  • What’s the fastest way to spot and stop a social engineering attempt?
  • How much of a role does social engineering play in security for businesses?
  • What is your policy for friending people on social networks?

To get involved in our chat, just send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. Hope to see you next Wednesday.


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