Category: Security

Preventing and/or Recovering from WannaCry Ransomware Attack

You don’t want to be a casualty of any ransomware threat, including WannaCry. This cyberattack hit over 300,000 computers in 150 countries. Most of the victims were in Asia, although systems in Europe and the United States were also affected. Consider yourself lucky if you did not boot up to a screen that demanded a $300… Read more »

Public Cloud: Are You Risking Security?

Cloud computing offers many benefits for businesses and consumers, however, many businesses worry that using the public cloud to store their data could open them up to security risks. Thankfully, the public cloud does not pose the same security risks today as it did in its early years. Let’s take a look at the potential… Read more »

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 »