Protecting your business data and network security means having all your bases covered at all times. For internal networks, businesses do this by controlling access to the network itself. Everything inside the network is then protected through a combination of isolation and access monitoring. But times are changing and, therefore, so too must our security measures. Continue Reading
If hackers are so good at computers, why is phishing the dominant type of hack today?
Modern professionals often find themselves wondering at this question when reading tech news or discarding the third obvious phishing email in a week.
For most people, the idea of a “hacker” starts with someone who is good at computers and – for their own criminal reasons – chooses to misuse that ability to crack into other’s servers and steal from them. Hackers are, in concept, supposed to be like the second-story jewel thieves of the modern data world. Except that most of them aren’t. Continue Reading
Today, every business uses networked computers and handles data. Therefore, data recovery has become a necessity. To recover lost data, you need backups. To keep your backups current, they must be taken regularly. To make use of backups, you need a ready-to-implement recovery plan. This has created the backup and recovery suite now seen as a mandatory part of your tech stack. Continue Reading
What happens when the power goes out in your office or, worse, if a power surge occurs in your office circuits? Most offices are far less prepared for the risks of failed electrical safety than they realize. This is because we tend to assume our office and home electrical systems are absolutely safe. After all, they must be to pass code during the building and maintenance process, right? Continue Reading
While the internet provides businesses of all sizes with amazing tools that allows them to market to, and connect with, a wider customer base than ever before, increased digital activity also presents unique risks to business owners. With businesses storing more data digitally than ever, this can put business owner’s at great risk should they suffer a data breach, and contrary to popular belief, data breaches are a real threat to small businesses. Continue Reading
Christmas has always been a time of gifting loved ones with something they really need and will love to use. In the last few decades, that means tech. We gift laptops, phones, tablets, and the latest craze in smart home devices. We gift remote-control toys, light sculptures, and DIY robot kits. Everything that’s not a computer or a phone comes with its own mobile app. Christmas has become a tech holiday in many families, with loved ones in every generation enjoying new tech on the big day. Continue Reading
Mobile devices have never been more important than right now. Personal laptops, phones, and tablets are the reason that so much of the workforce has successfully transitioned to remote work from home. For those who were not already equipped to work at home, companies began shipping laptops and phones so that their teams could connect safely. Continue Reading
If there is one thing the lockdown has taught us, it’s that BYOD is a possibility. Nearly anything is possible when there’s no other alternative. Teams that had been approaching the idea of remote work, mobile workforce, and employee-provided devices with caution are now finding themselves with whole teams at home with only the devices they own personally. Continue Reading
Cybersecurity writer Sue Poremba recently shared an experience that shows how blind many companies are to the IT security risks they face when an employee leaves.
Weeks after quitting a job to take a new position, Poremba needed some information that she thought might be in her email inbox at her former company. Acting on a whim, she tried to log in to that old email account. To her astonishment, not only was she able to access her email, but she found that she still had access to everything on that former employer’s network, including sensitive employee records and company financial information. As Poremba notes, if she had been a vindictive ex-employee, she could have done untold damage to her former company. Continue Reading