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.
The Internet can be an incredible platform and resource for small business owners in all industries. On the other hand, it can be one of the most risky tools you ever use.
The term "man-in-the-middle attack" might not ring a bell for most people because this attack is one of those extremely rare incidents. They are presented in the form of certificate warnings every time a victim visits a site on secure connection.
Are you aware of the latest threat to your online business? It goes by the innocuous sounding name of DDoS. As yet, nobody has figured out how to protect society from this new evil. Like car theft, it doesn't affect you every day, but when it does, it causes dramatic (and traumatic) disruption and loss.
HeartBleed is not the first nor the last of security bugs that cause havoc on the technology infrastructure of today. However, by adhering to the right security standards and best-practices, your small business can ensure that the impact due to such vulnerabilities are kept at a minimum.
Sluggish systems, strange pop-up windows, passwords changed mysteriously, programs starting automatically or illicit content on your website are all clues that point to a breach in your network. If you believe this has happened, acting quickly and decisively can help you recover safely from a network attack.