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amazon fbaTechnology is all around us, our smart phones, computers, even in our cars and kitchens.

It’s everywhere and it’s changing the way the world works.

And one of the best ways I see technology changing things for the better is through the use of business tools and platforms that help the “little guy” compete with huge companies that only years ago could never be taken on toe to toe without a huge budget.

But like I said, things are changing, and fast.

With all of the tools, software and platforms out there for new businesses and individuals to use in order to compete, it’s no wonder there are a lot of people making some serious money and all while doing everything themselves.

And often times with a very small budget or no budget at all.

But of course all of these new startups wouldn’t be possible without the advent of all of the new technology out there today.

And right now I want to talk a little about FBA technology.

If you don’t know anything about FBA, it’s an acronym for Fullfilment By Amazon.

Meaning, if you want to sell pysical products on Amazon, you can and pretty easily.

All you do is ship your products to Amazon, create a page on Amazon describing your product and a price, and Amazon does everything else for you.

Of course it’s a little more technical than that. But that’s basically what FBA is.

And since its start, hundreds of thousands of people have started their own FBA businesses. It’s actually a hot market right now.

The problem is, will all the new entrepreneurs looking to create their own startups, competition is getting brutal.

Here’s a good video that goes into detail about the platform if you want to know more about BlackBird.

 

 

And that’s where a few different platforms have been created in order to help people either starting their own FBA business, or those already in the game but are looking to improve their sales and profits come in.

One that stood out to me is called BlackBird and was created by a guy named Aidan Booth Blackbird.

Apparently he created the tool in order for him to improve his own business which, according to his sales page for the platform, grosses over $500k per month!

Yes, that’s per month!

Not bad. And like most startups, he did it practically with no money.

Now the reason I like this particular software and scripts is because it was created by someone actually doing the job each day.

And since he’s making so much money, I can only assume that the tools he’s offering really can help you achive the same results.

But I gues the only way to really tell is to take a look yourself.

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what is a firewallWhat is a Firewall?

A firewall is configured to permit or deny network connections subject to certain set of rules. All operating systems have firewalls integrated in them, for windows we have the common windows firewall integrated in all windows Operating systems.

For Linux operating systems we have the shoreline firewall or otherwise known as the shorewall, and for Mac and UNIX operating systems it is still referred to as the firewall.

A firewall supports features such as, detection of  suspicious packets transmitted, detecting the source of such packets, and allowing customization of transmissions that are trusted, hence, ensuring that you have a secured connection to the Internet.

Apart from the operating systems, most anti viruses (especially for Windows) are equipped with a personal firewall, examples include the ZONE ALARM security suite, BITDEFENDER security suite and AVG anti virus. ZONE ALARM also provides a free firewall that can be downloaded separately from the net.

The overall objective of a firewall for your computer is to ensure that you not exposed to hackers while you surf on the net.

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Penetration testing companiesPenetration testing companies play a key role in securing information security framework of any organization.

With passage of time, security vulnerabilities is also increasing and even the most rigorous security measures may still have some vulnerabilities, which can only be discovered by thorough penetration testing.

Big organizations may have their own in-house information security expertise, but most of the smaller companies need to take help from the penetration testing company for regular tests of their network defenses.

If you are also looking for these pen testing companies, one question might be popping in your mind that what should be looked for when commissioning penetration testing service?

Following points will answer your questions:

In this highly technical domain, qualifications are quite important. For example, the penetration testing company should be a member of CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers), which is a trade association based on the recognized technical standards and the highest ethical standards.

There are various other certification bodies to look for while you are considering for a security testing company. Some of these are “Tiger Scheme” for advanced practitioners, or perhaps the EC-Council’s CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), which is an entry-level certificate.

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However, these qualifications and certifications are only part of the picture. While hiring Penetration testing companies in Dubai or any other country, it is particularly important to check their commitment to the highest ethical standards.

A good penetration tester may gain access to highly sensitive information, and it would be a big mistake to appoint someone who may not have the best interests of your business at heart.

Therefore, you should check on the process for the vetting of security checkers, since penetration testing firms that employ former cyber criminal or hackers should be avoided.

In addition to this, you should check whether the penetration tester’s knowledge is up-to-date. As, the field of security testing is constantly changing, all the latest knowledge of penetration testing is quite essential for any consultant.

Further, it is always a great idea to ask for the references of your previous clients and another company from the security testing firm.

The firm should be willing to provide these details to you, or give you the contact details of their former clients.

The penetration testing companies don’t need to be geographically close to the business premises, since this kind of computer security tests can be carried out remotely over the Internet.

However, for some tests, the penetration tester will need access of your computer systems and so will travel to your location. Whichever Information security companies you choose, however, it is always good practice to introduce a regular penetration testing program rather than only occasional tests.

With this way, unforeseen security vulnerabilities can be discovered in good time, before the malicious hackers can find these threats and exploit them.

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