In an increasingly mobile world, mobile devices aren't often appreciated as a security threat. They're just 'there.' They sit in your pocket or on your desk during the day (when you're not holding onto it) and then sit on your end table or nightstand when you're at home. How could something ubiquitous go unnoticed as a data security threat?
When most people think about data security, they think about their workplace and their company's network. It is compartmentalized: work data stays at work. Except, it doesn't. Because of mobile devices and changes in how people work, company data - or access to it - often leaves with you. Data security isn't a workplace issue. It's something that should be considered at all hours of the day, no matter the setting. Below are some mobile data security tips that you can start using right now:Read More
This is the time of year that taxes are on our minds. Whether from the business’ perspective of preparing and sending W2’s, to the individual looking forward to a refund, it is tax time. Tax time is a golden opportunity for criminals to steal identities, tax refunds, credit card numbers, and credentials. In 2016, the IRS reported a whopping 400% increase in phishing scams, and 2017 will see new and more sophisticated schemes.Read More
At the beginning of each year, it's good business to take stock of where you are and where you want to go. For businesses, it is time to take a closer look at tech security policy and make changes to strengthen it to protect sensitive data from leaking. Security will continue to be a growing area of concern for businesses as cyber crime continues to rise.Read More
You should partner with a Managed Security Services Provider in 2017. Data security and major breaches were a mainstay in the news in 2016. In 2017, that trend will continue. As technology advances, cyber crime advances to meet it and can hurt every business, including banks, retail, health care, etc. Protecting your business from a costly breach it may not recover from should be priority number one for every leader. With limited internal resources and limited time, it makes the most sense to reach out to a third party and forge a partnership that will not only keep your business secure, it will improve your business technology overall.Read More
In general, a healthy dose of skepticism can be good. It helps us separate real news from fake, choose our friends wisely, and gives us pause before we buy the XXL Cheese-buster Burrito from the frozen foods section. Sure, being overly skeptical or untrusting can be a flaw, but in the right dose, skepticism is a positive trait. When it comes to data security, skepticism is even BETTER! Cyber Security Awareness Training puts an emphasis on skepticism: caution in clicking links, caution in downloading files, caution in sending sensitive information. It encourages a raised eyebrow in response to cyber crime that preys on the trusting nature of people.Read More
Backup and Disaster Recovery is taking a more and more critical role in today's businesses as the amount of critical data that businesses generate increases. Ransomware holding your data hostage is also becoming more prevalent and it is more important than ever that organizations have a way of restoring their data in case of a disaster.
But where to start? There are thousands of data backup products available these days, and there are plenty of great products to choose from. This article will provide some initial questions an organization should ask itself when evaluating backup and disaster recovery solutions.Read More
Security Awareness training. It can be what separates a vigilant and prepared workforce from a liability. People are considered the biggest threat to data security. But people aren't often acting out of malice. They don't know any better. From downloading suspicious e-mail attachments, to falling for Phishing scams, to carelessly handling critical data, employee error is most often responsible. But, an honest mistake can potentially cost the company dearly.Read More
When it comes to tech security, articles tend to sound negative. There's an easy explanation for this: securing data is gravely important to the health of your business. Failing to do so can result in fines, sanctions, loss of reputation, loss of trust, and maybe the loss of the business altogether. Fortunately, there is good news: tech security can be improved. There are Managed Security Services Providers that are prepared to help businesses with any security challenges they are facing. As growing cybercrime continues to threaten businesses, it's more important than ever to take care of the basics.Read More
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is drawing to a close, but that doesn't mean that the focus should leave cybersecurity. Data security is a topic that impacts every business all of the time. In the last few years, cyber crime and other threats have spiked, leading to an even greater need for protective measures. It's important to know that data security, or, more specifically, a data breach, can affect your business at any time. Because of that, it's critical to constantly evaluate and improve upon your defenses. If your IT department is spread thin, now is the time to partner with a third party IT company (preferably a Managed Security Services Provider) who can help defend your business against threats and help build a security strategy to ensure your company's safety.Read More
The news that 500 million accounts were stolen from Yahoo should make anyone with an online account at least a little anxious. According to a Yahoo statement, “The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.”Read More