Tag: firewall

30
Oct

Canadian government passes bill that limits privacy on official computers

Even though this may seem like shocking news, people using office computers and network connections have almost no privacy. All their activities and Internet usage can be monitored and also blocked by the network administrators and supervisors.  Although, concerned officials argue that employee monitoring is essential for the safety and security of the company, they…

28
Sep

Hackers attack Canadian energy giant Telvent

It was shocking to hear that Telvent, the energy giant from Canada, was breached by hackers and a number of its customers’ project files were stolen from its server.  It was really embarrassing for the reputation of a company whose systems are used to control more than half of all oil and gas pipelines in…

24
Sep

Is Virgin Mobile a soft target for hackers?

Virgin Mobile: a soft target for hackers With millions of subscribers, Virgin Mobile is one of the leading service providers in the U.S., and hackers would love to access the information of its subscribers at any cost. However, what is really shocking for subscribers to know is that Virgin Mobile’s security system is not very…

23
Aug

Moving to the cloud, a few considerations

We are only a few days/months/years away from the scenario when all companies, both small and large will relinquish their internal data servers and transfer their data to the cloud servers. Transferring all data to cloud will be the only smart decision for businesses in future as it will allow them to store their valuable…

13
Aug

Great tips when it comes to your IT security

IT security has become a serious concern for all companies and individuals due to the rising number of cyber attacks. From previous experiences, we have found that no security system or firewall is strong enough to protect the IT structure from all those new and devastating worms, threats and attacks. However, there are a number…

31
Mar

Today is World Backup Day

Some of us have become so accustomed to the convenience of the Internet that we take it for granted. We do the same with our computers and mobile devices, assuming that the information we store on them will remain forever until we decide to delete it or move it elsewhere. Not so. Forget about hackers…

31
Jan

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Hardware and Software Maintenance

Business owners need to give serious consideration to their hardware maintenance and software assurance policies. If you refuse the extended warranty on a new vacuum cleaner, and the vacuum cleaner fails, you can just go buy a new vacuum cleaner. With technology, things are not so simple. The affect that poorly maintained hardware or software…

25
Jan

Free Anti-Virus Software Just Doesn’t Cut It

If there’s one area where people should be willing to splurge, it’s anti-virus software. Most companies, like McAfee, charge for a whole year of protection, which includes updates. Since even anti-virus protection from reputable companies isn’t 100% guaranteed, why would anyone want to stack the deck against himself by skimping on anti-virus protection? Some people…

10
Jan

When It Comes to Internet Security, You Can Never be Too Careful

We’ve all seen those commercials where some big scruffy guy in Illinois — or wherever — is buying himself a new motorcycle or boat for himself, plus a little something for his pals, with a credit card owned by some little old lady in Arizona or some other state. Unfortunately, those commercials don’t exaggerate. Identity…

23
Dec

Cyber Security: Everyone is at Risk

As if Small- and Medium-sized Business owners don’t have enough to worry about, an increase of “hacktivism” has been predicted for 2012 by Kroll, an Information Technology (IT) consulting company. Cybercrimes are nothing new, but cyber criminals have more ways to infiltrate a small-business owner’s private company data. Just because a company is small –…

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