Author: ECHO Technology Solutions

It’s a law of physics and politics at the same time:  every action results in an equal and opposite reaction.  In the case of the 2008 financial crisis, the reaction came in the form of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed...

Whenever a cybersecurity incident happens, people start pointing fingers. The I.T. staff is usually where most blame is assigned, at least to start.  If only the right patch was in place, if only the anti-virus software had been updated, if only the network was monitored correctly –...

A leaked version of a Congressional bill on encryption has everyone up in arms – even though it hasn’t been officially introduced yet.   The nine-page “discussion draft”, which had been cycling through a series of closed-door negotiations in the Senate for months, made its way into...

Innovation isn’t confined to the world of legitimate commerce and business.  Criminals innovate too.  That’s become all too apparent in the last month with the advent of new kinds of so-called “ransomware” attacks around the world. The idea of ransomware has been around for a decade or more.  Yet...

Spring is traditionally the time when we de-clutter.  Purging all of the stuff we just don’t need is spiritually satisfying, and it also serves as a reminder of what’s truly important to us. The healthy feeling you get from spring cleaning can extend to the technology side...

As long as there has been an internet, there have been internet scams and cybersecurity incidents.  As long as there has been a tax system, there has been tax fraud of one sort or another.  In a way, it’s surprising that it took so long for these...