Security

Tip of the Week: How to Use Two Smartphones but Carry One

Walking around with two smartphones is not just hectic, but chances are by the time you go back home, you’ll have lost one smartphone. Society is moving away from the multi device phenomenon to reduce the amount of electronic waste. Be a part of the solution by dumping the extra phone at home without losing…

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Top 3 Data Hazards Eliminated Using Data Back-up

Backing up your data proves to be the most efficient way of ensuring that your business continues operating in top form even in the event of an unexpected situation. In the same way that fortresses have walls to guarantee the protection of its occupants from adverse external threats, businesses implement various security strategies to protect…

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Tip of the Week: Guard Your Online Identity with These 8 Tips

The Internet has streamlined how we do business and how we communicate. These benefits however also come with an element of risk, that of exposing a user’s private information to unintended audiences. Your private information could be exposed unintentionally because of technical issues, the ignorance of users, or you could be targeted, maliciously. Hackers could…

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Major Study Explores Data Security in Websites and Apps

Website services are increasingly being offered via mobile apps on smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices. The market for mobile apps is being pushed by increased adoption of smartphones, but the legacy website system remains relevant today. As a business, your primary concern is the safety and security of your data and your clients’ information…

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Rethink the 8-Hour Workday; It’s Time

We all, at some point, argue that we need to put in more hours to show that we are working. But really, how many hours a day do you or your employees work? The chances are that your average working day is 8 hours, but your productive hours during this period are less, much less.…

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Botnets – What Are They?

Botnets are literary taking over the internet. Cyber-security practitioners are spending more time repelling zombified botnets than they are engaging with the real hackers. Hordes of remote controlled zombie bots and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are just two of the notorious techniques that hackers use to bring down networks with malicious intentions. What…

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Your Free Antivirus Won’t Cut It

A universal truth of modern business security is the vital role that an antivirus package plays. An antivirus suite keeps track of all current and past threats to your network security and prevents them from taking root in your local environment.  This is a monumental task that costs millions of dollars in research, and the…

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An Extreme Example of Sabotage by a Fired IT Administrator

Users may underestimate the importance of enforcing permissions on your network. In fact, very few users in your network may take it seriously until the occurrence of an incident that has adverse consequences for the business.  This time, the victim of the misfortune was PA Online, an Internet service provider (ISP) situated in Pennsylvania. Dariusz…

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Why You Should Be Careful About File Sharing in the Cloud

Cloud technology has improved efficiency in business processes and transactions, but this comes at a cost. The loss of control of hardware infrastructure increases risk in the systems vulnerability points through file sharing possibilities. Like any technology, a mix of inexperienced users and lacking IT usage policy guidelines are IT security loopholes for any company.…

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Looking Back at 2016’s Most Explosive Cyber Security Stories

2016 was vicious for cyber security experts. There were several high-level data breaches and significant advancement in malware and perpetration of Denial of service attacks (DoS).  Reflecting on some of these events provides a rich source of information about anticipatable threats to cyber security in 2017. What are some of the lessons that we can…

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