5 Ways Encryption Helps Your Small Business Cyber Security

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Cybersecurity is one of the biggest concerns for any modern business no matter how big or small. Hackers have always been a menace to the working internet-connected world but in the past few years they've gotten bolder, meaner, and they don't care about hurting your business in order to wreak a little havoc or steal a few credit card numbers. While your firewalls, virus scanning programs, network monitoring and managed IT teams will all help you resist invasion, there are things a hacker can find out simply by watching your internet traffic and, sometimes, malware manages to sneak in despite your best efforts. When this happens, your best defense is a clever combination of backups, detection triggers and, of course, encryption.

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Cybersecurity: Non-malware attacks

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For a long time now, attackers have based their attacks on executable files. They share these executable files on various platform such as gaming sites, hacking tools and keygens downloads, porn sites, pirated software and cracking tools sites. When you download and run these files, they install the malicious software into your devices. Antivirus programs have learned how the malware operate and they have put up measures against them. However, malware writers are now shifting to fileless/non-malware attacksUS restaurants are the most recent targets of such an attack with the FIN7 group being behind the attacks.

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Important Information About Cybersecurity and Your Website

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Anyone who pays attention to current events, from Yahoo! to the Democratic National Committee, knows the topic of 2016 and 2017 is cybersecurity. However, hackers are not just interested in attacking governments and large corporations. They will target any size website or business, exploiting common vulnerabilities with automated attacks. Therefore, while you may think your website is not worth their time, small business websites are bombarded daily. 

Many hackers want to use your site so they can hide and spread malware, and the majority of attacks are not for the purpose of stealing your data or damaging your website. Instead, the goal of many hackers is exploiting your server to send spam email or as a web server for illegal files. These hackers use automated scripts, scouring the Internet in an attempt to exploit the known website security issues of commonly used software. 

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