We have addressed previously the fact is that the human is the weakest link in any security chain. There are unfortunately many ways that the human link can be disrupted. In this article we will address one of those, one that may in fact be the weakest link in the weakest link – Passwords.
While small businesses lack the big budgets of their enterprise counterparts, that doesn’t make security any less of an issue for SMBs. In fact, small and medium businesses are more and more often the target of cyber criminals precisely because they generally have fewer security measures in place.
Vulnerabilities in the web-based version of popular instant messaging app WhatsApp recently left up to 200 million users exposed to hackers and malware. The bug was picked up by an Israeli IT security firm, and WhatsApp put a fix in place before news of the potential threat spread.
For the last 4 years, Shred It, the document destruction company has been sponsoring an international survey to gauge business executives’ attitudes towards security. The latest one, from 2014, shows that in America executives are actually de-prioritizing security within their organizations.
You and probably everyone in your business has been the subject of a phishing attack at some point. If you receive email, you have received a phishing email. What exactly is a phishing attack? Broadly defined, Phishing means an exploratory attack on a broad audience.
Original Article: http://thevarguy.com/business-technology-solution-sales/061015/top-security-areas-sps-need-focus
As a professional in the IT field for 20 years, I believe this is a great article because it demonstrates in a few paragraphs all the things we are constantly reminding our clients.
Here's the latest news in online hacking!
Researchers revealed in early December that hackers had compromised approximately two million accounts across 93,000 websites including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo! and Twitter. This breach in data (and confidentiality) was a result of keylogging software maliciously installed on an unknown number of computers around the world.
In today's fast-paced, hi-tech world, wi-fi has become a commodity. Starbucks, Panera Bread, local cafe's, even your local McDonald's has free wi-fi available for its patrons. It's very convenient, however you could be opening yourself up to online ID theft and security breaches if you aren't careful.
Ransom has taken on a new meaning in today's internet based business world. Just like the episode of CSI Vegas where Nick Stokes was buried alive and only had so many hours to live. In the case of the Crypto Locker Virus, your valuable data is encrypted and you are required to pay ransom money or it all is destroyed in 100 hours.
Cloud file sync and sharing tools provide great benefits to your business. Why? There are a number of great reasons that cloud file sync has a place in your business -
1. Work from anywhere - no VPN needed. Access on your data at 30,000 feet!
2. Easily collaborate with other team members across the globe
3. Eliminate your need for a file server? Maybe.