Comptech PC Announcement: 11/19/2013
Comptech PC, Inc is
a Federal Contractor.
On November 19, 2013 Comptech PC was awarded a Federal Contract under the Naval Seaport award. Comptech PC, is one of over 900 companies selected for contract awards.
SeaPort-e is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management.
The Navy SystemsCommands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of NavalResearch, the United States Marine Corps, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) compete their service requirements amongst 1800+ SeaPort-e IDIQ multiple award contract holders.
The SeaPort-e portal provides a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from amongst the diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members. All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded and managed using the
SeaPort-e platform. Since nearly 85% of its contract–holders are small businesses, the SeaPort-e approach to acquiring services provides opportunity that fuels the Nation’s engine of job growth.
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The Center for Internet Security Offers Tips for Avoiding Online Scams on Cyber Monday.
Join CIS for a Twitter conversation on December 2 to discuss staying safe while shopping online.
Digital retail spending continues to grow each year in popularity. According to American Express, more people are expected to shop online this Cyber Monday than visit brick and mortar stores on Black Friday.
(1) Shoppers are expected to spend nearly $62 billion online throughout the holiday season this year, up more than 15 percent from 2012.
The use of mobile devices for retail transactions (also known as mcommerce) is increasing as well, with sales projected to reach approximately $10 billion for the 2013 holiday season. (2)
"Whether you'll be conducting transactions from your desktop, laptop or mobile device, there are many tips you can implement that will help protect you from identity theft, phishing scams and other malicious activity, not only on Cyber Monday, but throughout the year," said William Pelgrin, CIS president and CEO.
CIS offers the following tips for improving security and minimizing the chance of becoming a cyber crime victim. Join CIS on Twitter December 2 at 12:00 pm ET to learn more @CISecurity.
-- Secure your computer and mobile devices. Be sure your computer and mobile devices are current with all operating system and application software updates. Anti-virus and anti-spyware software should be installed, running, and receiving automatic updates.
Ensure you use a strong password, and one that is not used for any other accounts. Set a timeout that requires authentication after a period of inactivity.
-- Use mobile applications with caution. As devices such as smartphones and tablets, continue to gain popularity for online shopping, so too will the volume of attacks against them. Every time you download an app you open yourself to potential vulnerabilities, so research those you plan to download to verify their legitimacy.
Update all apps when notified and disable Bluetooth and Near Field Communications when not in use to reduce the risk of your data, such as a credit card number, being intercepted by a nearby device.
-- Know your online merchants. Limit online shopping to merchants you know and trust. Only go to sites by directly typing the URL in the address bar. If you are unsure about a merchant, check with the Better Business Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission to ensure its legitimacy. Confirm the online seller's contact information in case you have questions or problems.
-- Use a credit card, not a debit card. Credit cards are protected by the Fair Credit Billing Act and may reduce your liability if your information is used improperly.
-- Look for "https" before you click "Purchase." Before you submit your online transaction, make sure that the webpage address begins with "https." The "s" stands for secure, and indicates that communication with the webpage is encrypted. A padlock or key icon in the browser's status bar is another indicator. Also, make sure your browser is current and up-to-date.
-- Do not respond to pop-ups. When a window pops up promising you cash, bargains, or gift cards in exchange for your response to a survey or other questions, close it by pressing Control + F4 on Windows devices, or Command + W for Macs.
Do not use public computers or public wireless access for your online shopping. Public computers and Wi-Fi hotspots are potentially insecure.
Criminals may be intercepting traffic on public wireless networks to steal credit card numbers and other sensitive information. Care should be taken that the settings on your computer or device prevent it from automatically connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots.
My computer won't turn on.
It's a dreadful way to start a day - you press the power button on your computer and nothing happens. Few computer problems are more frustrating than when your computer won't boot.
There are many reasons why a computer won't turn on and often very few clues about what might be the problem. The only symptom is usually the simple fact that "nothing works" which isn't much to go on.
Add to this the fact that whatever is wrong could be an expensive part of your PC to replace - like the motherboard or CPU.
Troubleshooting the problem
If absolutely nothing happens when you press the power switch:
Check that it is plugged in and switched on both at the wall and at the back of the base unit, check that the wall socket has power.
Check the power supply by removing it and testing it in another machine, if it works fine in another machine, check your power switch connections.
Check the fuse in the power supply; typically if it is blown, is is blackened, or the little thread inside is interrupted, when held against a light.
If the connections are fine it is likely that your motherboard has died.