You're a safe person. You buckle your seatbelt. You look both ways. You exercise. You take vitamins. But when it comes to digital security, chances are you're vulnerable. For example, it's very likely that your Amazon password is your Gmail password is your bank password is your eBay password is—well, you get the picture. If that’s not the case, are you using your dogs name, kids birthdays or your anniversary date?
When's the last time you changed your passwords, or at least took a good look at how many systems or services you're using old, busted, insecure passwords with? Well, today is Change Your Password Day, and we're on a mission to make sure that you take the time to beef up your security, upgrade your password system, and most importantly, change your passwords now
The solution is as simple as changing your habits. Just five minutes can save you hours of trouble, and hundreds—maybe thousands—of dollars down the line. So go ahead: change your password. Keep what’s yours, yours.
Although passwords aren't as strong a protection as they used to be, they're still the frontline of our defense against cyber thieves, so it's worth the few minutes it takes to make your password as strong as possible.
As a refresher, Intel's blog notes that length is more important than complexity when choosing a password: "The password 'Br3ak1ead&7' would take a computer three days to crack, at 1,000 guesses per second. Meanwhile, the seemingly simple 'thunder showers before sunset' password, would take the same computer, guessing at the same rate, 550 years to crack." You want to use the strongest possible passwords especially for accounts such as your email address and financial accounts. And never use the same password on multiple sites.
Think you've mastered the perfect password? Challenge your friends and find out who's hackable and who's uncrackable with this password challenge from intel
Take the challenge now! Let us know how you did by posting on our facebook page! #TwistPasswordChallenge
Worker safety is always the highest priority on the job site and nothing protects on the job like hard hats. They’re essential to providing workers with protection from falling debris, low landing objects, and electrical hazards.
According to OSHA, a hard hat must be worn when working in areas where there is a potential for injury to the head from falling objects or when there is the risk of exposure to electrical conductors that can potentially contact the head.
Hard Hats are divided into two categories:
Type I and Type II
Type I Hard Hats are intended to reduce the force of impact resulting from a blow to the top of the head, such as from a hammer or nail gun falling from above.
Type II Hard Hats are intended to reduce the force of lateral impact resulting from a blow which may be received off-center from the side, or to the top of the head. This form of impact may result from contact with the sharp corner of a side beam for example. Type II hard hats are lined on the inside with a thick, high density foam and suspension.
To see our compete line of hard hats and the rest of our safety products click here.
Get interested co-workers together and work out together at lunch or before or after work. Here a just a few ideas to get you started.
Billed as an "ergonomic mobile workstation", the Bond St. TravelDesk is an innovative marriage of carry-on luggage and portable desk with a little Transformers action thrown in for fun. Our initial impression of the product was, "Hmmm, I wonder why nobody thought of this sooner...but does this work?" We're happy to say the answer is YES!
At first glance it looks like a typical carry-on suitcase, mounted on two wheels with a comfortable padded handle on top for carrying and a telescoping handle hidden inside a zippered pocket for use when rolling. It's well put together and exhibits great maneuverability whether dragging it behind or pushing it in front of you through a crowded airport.
A front zipper compartment unveils a large storage area with plenty of room to accommodate binders, magazines, personal organizer, books, magazines or files and also feature two smart-phone size pockets (one with a velcro closure). Unzipping the center case area reveals a large space boasting an impressive array of storage nooks and crannies including padded pocket for a laptop or tablet device with a Velcro strap to hold them in place.
It;s when you unzip the back pocket that the real magic of this rolling case appears - a cleverly designed pull-out desk for the ultimate in portable office convenience. Top put the desk in action you simply pull out a stabilizing base hidden at the bottom of the case, then lift up on the plastic desk top surface and flip it into a horizontal position. I locks in place and there you have it - an instant desk surface for your laptop or tablet. There's a little sway when typing, but overall we found the work surface to be sturdy and secure to work on. Granted, you wouldn't want to work an 8-hour shift from this portable desk, but hey, that's not what it's intended for. It's designed to orrer a comfortable work surface alternative to your lap when polishing up that big presentation at the aiport gate, your customer's lobby or physician's waiting room. Perhaps a future improvement would provide for an additional height setting adjustment, but overall we found the Bond St. Traveldesk to be a well designed and attractive solution for working on-the-go.
We give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
BND TRVW777 $ 278.99
Mobil Work Station
Quick access adjustable section for computers up to 17"
Padded tablet pouch.
Expandable file divider with accessory pockets.
Dual fron panel zippered pockets.
17"W x 11 "D x 20"H
As I sit down with my cup of coffee and looking through my Twist catalog, I find myself marking almost every page with items I want/need for the new year. Reality sinks in as I know my boss will not approve my entire wish list. Being on the road for work there are a lot of things I could use. I want to be practical in what I will actually use and be approved. I thought long and hard about my list and gathered 10 must haves for those who are on the road and in the office.
I hope you enjoy these items as much as I do!!
You might remember my interview with my friend and professional organizer for Chicago Anytime Assistants, Hannah. She gave some tips on how to cut through the initial clutter in your work space. But how do you stay organized throughout the year? Part of it is buying the right organizational tools and products that you feel good about and that you actually want to use, like products by My Pretty Office.
My Pretty Office is a unique collection of pretty desk accessories and decorative office supplies. You'll find anything from cute mini notebooks and pens to chic staplers and pretty paper clips. These products will make you love getting--and staying organized.
The new year is the perfect time for fresh starts, and 2016 is no exception! Get your office in order with all the best in organization, and update with the latest new products to make work more efficient.
You know the old adage, "Time is money"? An organized office saves both. When your workspace is filed, labeled and beautifully organized, you know exactly where to look for everything. There's no wasted time digging for those meeting notes from last week or that invoice that was supposed to be paid yesterday. With the proper organizational tools, there's a place for everything. Check out the Twist January Work - Life flyer, you'll find lots of ideas you'll want to put to work! There's new products and technology to help you get more done in less time and make the most of your workday!
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