Make Cyber Security A New Year Resolution: Start with a plan

Cybersecurity checklist for the New Year


With the ring in the New Year, there is hope that 2023 brings abundant health, prosperity, and success in all endeavors.  A new year is a beginning, a fresh start for everything.  And of course, it’s also a time to think about making cyber security a priority as everyone is back from the holidays to prevent future headaches and costly prevention. 

Now is a great time to assess your current cyber security setup and make sure you’re starting out the New year right.  A quick checklist can help you to determine if your cyber security is adequate or if you need to step up your game plan.  Questions are needed to ask about quality firewalls to block unwanted traffic to the network.  Are you using two-factor authentication?  What’s about anti-virus and anti-malware software to protect you from cyber threats?  Are all your passwords more than 12 unique and strong characters?  And any backup and restore plans?


Low/No Code Solutions for AI


With many big players in cloud platforms such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and others jumping into the AI (Artificial Intelligence) bandwagon to develop low/no code, what are the benefits and drawbacks of such a solution for highly developed and complicated?  The problems are huge and investments in capital and manpower are needed to solve AI issues.  As a result, many cloud-based platforms are trying to come up with low/no code solutions to develop and implement AI.


Is Low Code No Code (LC/NC) the Future?

From a previous post Benefits and/or Drawbacks AI-powered Code Assistant Such As GitHub Copilot provided many examples, benefits, drawbacks with AI-powered assistant that enables developers and engineers to be more efficient in coding. With shortage of specialized skills, strong labor demand, and the great resignation of 2022, some estimates nearly 57 million people have quit this year. Because of the pandemic, employees have re-prioritized and re-examined their personal and professional life. In turn, there is a real challenge to complete IT projects, or IT projects are “shelved” for an extended period of time. This can lead to being less competitive and losing its edge.


Benefits and/or Drawbacks AI-powered Code Assistant Such As GitHub Copilot

During the 2022 Microsoft Build, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave opening keynotes with many different technology topics, and what Microsoft’s roadmap will be. One of the latest topics to get the spotlight was the new framework called GitHub Copilot – an AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered coding assistant. It uses context from the current code to complete lines you’ve started, or even suggest an entirely new line of code. It’s incredibly powerful. 35% of newly written code being suggested by copilot in popular languages like Java and Python.