For years, we’ve been told that strong passwords include three things: upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. And why wouldn’t we when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) told us they were the minimum for strong passwords? Here’s why and how it involves you.
Cloud-based data protection helps dental practice keeps doors open while recovering from a database disruption.
Just a few years ago, smart appliances seemed like novelty products for rich business owners. Now, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a viable solution for putting your business ahead of the curve. But whether it’s a smart fridge or a surveillance camera that connects to your phone, IoT devices should be treated and secured just like any computer in a network.
Not everyone has fully recovered from the WannaCry ransomware attacks which struck businesses and organizations in May. Now, malware named Nyetya is will be right up there as one of the worst cyberattacks in history. Like WannaCry, its attackers took advantage of unpatched Microsoft susceptibilities and demanded a $300 ransom in Bitcoins. But there are key differences between the two that are worth taking a look.
Cyber security is something you hear about a lot these days. Sometimes it’s thrown around to scare business owners, other times it has proven to be a cautionary tale, one that small businesses can learn from to fend themselves from online threats that can leave devastating impact. What’s certain is statistics don’t lie, and as much as you’d like to believe your business is safe, the worst could happen at any time. Because antivirus software alone can only do so much to protect your business, managed services has become the solution. To make our case, here are several statistics that prove you need managed services from a technology provider.
Ransomware malware has become very prevalent in today’s cybersecurity landscape, but that doesn’t mean small businesses are protecting themselves from a potential ransomware attack or even know it’s a possibility. Often, users recognize a ransomware threat after it’s too late. According to the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, 23 percent of businesses that receive phishing emails open them, and 11 percent click on the attachment.
Employees can be one of your biggest business security risks. There is no foolproof prevention method for human error, and this is why employee mistakes are one of the most common causes of a security breach. So what can you do to prevent it? Well at the very least you need to include policies in your employee handbook, and ensure your employee reads through it and signs off on agreeing to follow them. Having measures in place drastically reduces the chances of a security breach. Here are four areas to keep in mind when developing your own.