Security

28
Feb

IT Security Threats

As hackers become more sophisticated, businesses and individuals become more vulnerable to attack. Everyone must remain vigilant. Installing security software and firewalls are a start, but they certainly aren’t enough. For one thing, security software only works when it’s used. People who install the software without ever taking the time to schedule regular computer scans…

27
Feb

Are You in Danger of Losing Your Internet Access?

We are all too familiar with the kind of damage that hackers can do to people’s computers or companies’ databases once they’ve had the chance to upload viruses or malware. Identities can be stolen, bank accounts can be cleaned out and lives can be ruined. Businesses, too, can suffer severe damage if a hacker penetrates…

22
Feb

Small Businesses Largely Targeted by Cyber Criminals

Just because you run a small business don’t think you’re safe from hackers. On the contrary, your company is more likely to come under attack because it is small. Most small businesses’ systems are easily infiltrated, so more and more, cyber criminals are opting to attack them instead of large enterprises. Why are small businesses…

16
Feb

They Shred Paper, Don’t They?

Banks and other businesses, like government agencies, have paper documents with social security numbers and other highly sensitive information on them. So, when it comes time to dispose of those documents, they shred them first. Some outsource the shredding to paper shredding companies. Others have their documents incinerated. But what do you do when the…

14
Feb

Sophos’ Security Threat Report 2012

Sophos’ Security has released their round-up of the most prominent threats of the last year and a look ahead at what to expect in 2012. This is a fairly long read, however we urge you to chip away at it when you can. Every business owner should all be keenly aware of the security threat…

26
Jan

How to Make Your Company More Secure

The story of the lost or stolen laptop with ultra-sensitive information on it is all too common. A research study conducted in 2008 by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Dell, estimated that business travelers lost more than 12,000 laptops per week in US airports. Those numbers have surely increased in the four years since….

19
Jan

Symantec Customers at Risk Thanks to Source Code Theft

The idea of being hacked is a scary one, and the importance of protecting your computer from viruses and malware can’t be understated. It’s even scarier to think about what could happen if a security software manufacturer got hacked. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to Symantec six years ago. In 2006, hackers got their hands…

5
Jan

Do you know about the National Cyber Security Alliance

Everyone wants to be safe online, but not everyone knows how.  Malicious websites, spyware and viruses may not be lurking around every corner, but they are prevalent enough for people to become more aware of what they are, how they operate and how to avoid them.  That’s where the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) comes…

3
Jan

Were you shopping online this holiday season?

Were you shopping from your Smartphone this holiday season? Many of you did! And why wouldn’t they? Besides just letting you shop from where you are, digital shopping enhances your shopping experience with the ability to research pricing, reviews, and product purchase options with ease. Results of a survey conducted for National Cyber Security Alliance…

28
Dec

Adobe Acrobat Under Attack!

If we could tell the hackers out there to take a break, we seriously would! We mean, come on, the holidays are at our doors and the last thing we’d want to do right now is deal with hacks and attacks. But we know this isn’t a possibility and a recent attack on Adobe in…

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