Internet Security

  • 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.

  • Hacker Season Comes But Once A Year

    stay secureIt's that time of year, the 2nd of December, typically known in the retail trade as 'Black Friday' has come and gone. Hackers are now in full swing, tempting and luring us into parting with our cash and identity for an empty promise. Black Friday, known among the retail trade as the start of the holiday shopping season is also the start of the Hacker's busiest period. This year, the biggest concern among technology experts is web-borne malware.

    Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is followed in marketing lingo by Cyber Monday. Both are big days for retailers and online fraudsters. Consumers should watch out for e-mails advertising incredible deals that seem too good to be true.

  • Should You Have a BYOD Policy at Your Company?

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    Small businesses are finding an easy way to cut down their hardware costs by letting employees use personal devices to do work. There are a few reasons why this might be a good idea: low upfront costs and employee convenience are definitely benefits. When you run a small business that can't offer the same salary, health insurance deals, or long-term security as larger, established companies, you have to get creative. But there are some circumstances when you should absolutely prohibit the practice, and several reasons not to do it no matter what.