Category: Security

Hack Prevention and Best Practices

Being hacked has serious implications. The effects are wide-ranging and can cost you a lot of money. The best way to mitigate the impact is by preventing the hack from happening in the first place. Reducing the available attack surface is a great way to accomplish this. Here are a few actions you can take… Read more »

How to Handle a Data Breach

When a breach happens, how you proceed and the actions you take will help mitigate the impact to your bottom line. The type of information stolen generally dictates the seriousness of the entire situation. Back everything up fresh. Treat it like a police crime scene and preserve the evidence. Logfiles, configuration files, and affected data.… Read more »

How to Prevent Data Breaches

The question “How to prevent data breaches?” is similar to ‘how do you prevent car break-ins?’ Cars are still very easy to break into. Their windows are not made of steel. However, you can make the hassle and risk of breaking into the car outweigh their desire to get inside. Keeping money, valuables out of… Read more »

What is Hacking and How it Impacts You

The word “hack” gets used a lot these days and appears to have a few meanings. Every day in the news another organization announces they were hacked. A friend’s twitter account is hacked. Government systems are breached. What does it mean to be hacked? When used in terms of computer security, “Hack” means to gain… Read more »

Data Security: How Companies Lose Data

As much as companies institute data security policies, they still on occasion, find themselves scrambling to recreate their lost data and repairing their reputation over a data loss or breach.  Here are 3 ways in which companies still lose data and what to do to avoid these common pitfalls. Some employees decide to use their advanced settings… Read more »

Do You Really Have to Update Your Software?

Mobile Devices

Your business should never let important software programs get out of date unless you want to drive your customers away and enrich your competitors. Fortunately, you don’t have to waste a lot of time and money on updating software. In this article, we’ll explore five easy-to-implement solutions to keeping your company up to date. 1.… Read more »

Internet Security Basics for Users

Sometimes, one of the hardest pieces of ensuring internet security for your business is teaching end users how to maintain security on all of their devices.  So many of them have been lulled into a false sense of comfort.  The internet, to them, is an endless source of information and mindless games.  What’s the worst that can… Read more »

Data Security: Protect Yourself Against Ransomware Attacks

The University of Calgary recently paid $20,000 (Canadian) to criminals in order to regain access to its own data. The attackers had encrypted the files on the university’s computer system, and offered to deliver the encryption key required to unlock that data only if a ransom was paid. This was a prototypical ransomware attack, and… Read more »

Three Ways Infrastructure Management Builds Business Revenue

Organizations depend on infrastructure management to streamline their digital processes, provide secure environments for internal and external users, and to adapt to changing business and digital environments. TechTarget reports that IDC researchers found investments in infrastructure “have the largest single impact on an organization’s revenue.” This makes sense considering that an organization’s digital processes bolster the entire organization. Here… Read more »