It does not matter what your view on the modern technologies in business is; if you are a business owner or in a management position of some kind, you will come into contact with the online world and your company will have at least some sort of a web-presence—perhaps only to the extent of storing data and sharing documents online.
Wearing a helmet was optional in my state during my motorcycling years but I never had the guts to go helmet free. One mishap could have caused an ugly mess for me and for my dependents. So it is with your business and website security.
Password protection has changed dramatically over the years. Before the Internet, you only needed a password or two, unless you belonged to a fraternity or secret society. Today, we need a different obscure password for every account, which can quickly become overwhelming.
Most consumers and businesses understand the risks of credit card fraud, but they doubt such an event will happen to them. Despite carefully choosing who receives their credit card information, monitoring their credit reports, and taking other measures to keep their data safe, conscientious individuals fall victim to thieves and con artists every day.
Cyber criminals have gotten smarter—so must you. Here are some of the most common attacks your organization will likely face, and how to defend against them.
The idea that Macs are safer and less prone to viruses than Windows PCs has been around for as long as the internet itself. But just how much truth is there in this, particularly as it affects your small business?
It seemed like everyone I knew got a new credit card last year, and it wasn't because of great introductory offers or frequent flyer miles. Instead, they were issued a fresh card after the onslaught of security hacking scandals in 2013.
Employees should be educated about the risks of phishing attacks, and learn to deny requests for authentication credentials, even from the IT department.
In the Medieval times—the age, not the dinner theater—all they had to worry about were the bugs that lived on rats. Today we have to contend with super bugs that resist the most powerful antibiotics, along with bugs, viruses,Trojan Horses, malware and hackers that plague the virtual world.
According to a survey conducted by the University of Cincinnati, about 64 percent of small businesses said that they had experienced employee theft. One of the most effective ways to prevent theft is to install surveillance cameras in your store, office or other facility.