This year started off with a bang in regards to cyber attacks. No one was immune and the probability is that these types of attacks on businesses are going to become more frequent in coming years. This is just one of the cons of advancing technology however there’s no need to panic. Although cyber attacks will most likely become more sophisticated and frequent, the steps you can take to mitigate these attacks are fairly simple and effective. You just have to make sure to implement them now.
Two-Step Verification (also known as Two-Factor Authentication) is a way to increase security on everything from your cellphone to your bank account to your website and more. It is most likely something you have probably started to encounter on a fairly regular basis. However, you, like many people, may be hesitant to use it because you are not really sure how it works and why you need it. So let us lift the veil of mystery for you and explain more about this security feature that you should be using everywhere.
Technology plays a large part in almost every aspect of business and pleasure in the world today. Those that do not have access to the latest and greatest are seen to be in a state similar to starvation by those that do. While it seems ridiculous when described in that manner, if you take a step back and look at all of the recent human achievements made possible by technological advancements, it may not seem so far fetched. Advancements in tech have allowed for the eradication of diseases and the ability for companies to manufacture clothing in bulk for a fraction of what it used to cost. It has allowed for the automation of tedious tasks and made managing daily activities as simple as a few clicks on your computer or even a swipe on a smartphone.
It’s undeniable that the progression of computers has created unlimited possibilities for all types of businesses. The computer network allows for easy communication, a shared work environment between employees, and protected data storage. With these unlimited possibilities also come unlimited risk. (more…)
Last week’s news of Anthem’s data breach, which compromised the social security numbers of over 80 million people, has many business owners wondering if and how they can protect their own company data from hackers. Since the breach occurred after hackers accessed the credentials of at least five employees, it’s clear that there are some lessons to be learned from the attack. (more…)
Confusion about computer viruses is almost as prevalent as the viruses themselves. With this in mind, here are some common myths about computer viruses that need to be debunked once and for all. (more…)
Most business owners know that they need to protect their computer systems, but it’s difficult for busy people to keep up with information technology lingo. In our “What is…” series, we define and explain technical terms in plain language.
So what exactly is network security? What are the potential threats to your network, and how could it impact your business? (more…)