Modern businesses face a world of potential security threats that were literally unimaginable just a few years ago. There are any number of technological innovations available that dramatically change the way organizations work and make their members more productive; each one of these innovations carries with it new security issues that need to be addressed.
The most important part of running a successful business is protecting your data and information. As your company grows, so does the threat of others breaching your security. If your information is compromised, then you are putting your business at risk of failure.
In the interconnected world we live in today, it’s easy for hackers and identity thieves to access your business’ valuable data. In fact, cyber attacks rank first among the threats in doing business in the United States, according to the World Economic Forum 2016 Global Risks Report. Avoid compromising the safety of your company’s information […]
Traveling overseas on business is exciting and rewarding and thwart with some hidden dangers including being scammed. In my experience in some countries business travellers are a better target than your average holiday maker or tourist. Not only do that have the usual treasures like money and valuable they also have sensitive and confidential business […]
Internet trolls use their “LULZ” to track how well and often they are able to disrupt other parties’ equilibria. A troll might knowingly post a comment or image that other people find offensive, but that troll will use the tagline “I did it for the Lulz” to off-handedly justify his posting. (For the uninitiated, “Lulz” […]
What are some word associations you have with the term hacker? Words like crook, cybercriminal, Fancy Bear, Anonymous, activist or hacktivist might jump to mind pretty quickly. Doesn’t it seem peculiar that the words cybercriminal and activist are associated with hacker? The goal of a cybercriminal is to blackmail and extort money. The goal of […]
Regardless of the type of business you’re running, you likely have some information that you need to keep secure. And because email is generally the fastest and easiest way for you to conduct your business communications, ensuring that any and all sensitive information that you send via email is safe from prying eyes must be […]
For every problem that technology solves, it just seems to create another one. A key issue that has been made worse by new technology is business security. Don’t get the wrong idea here. We’re not suggesting that businesses were secure in the past. Quite the opposite. But at least the threat to businesses in the […]
Every business needs protection. They can all be at risk from security breaches, either digitally or in “real life”. The threats companies could face include anything from theft to breaches in mobile security. Business owners need to ensure that they allocate a budget for protecting their company. Someone also needs to be in charge of […]
We hear it all the time: Macs are safer than PCs when it comes to viruses. And on the surface, that is largely true, although there is a growing amount of malware that is directed toward Apple devices. The problem, though, is that many Mac owners are lulled into a false sense of security when […]
Internet security expert McAfee has launched a guide to help people learn more about the threats they face online. The Ultimate Guide To Security Threats aims to fill in the gaps in knowledge many web users have about the very real risks involved in spending more time and money online.
Every business owner wants to protect their business from external threats. This is an understandable desire, but how can it actually be done? There are some essential things that you will simply have to do, and here they are.