As a business owner, you rely on your data every day. You rely on data to make improvements, operate, and manage your business. However, do you have your data backed-up properly? Do you know what to do if your server crashes? What happens if a data disaster strikes and you are properly prepared to handle that? A Data Disaster Recovery Plan will not only help you prepare for a situation like those, it will outline how to recover from the disaster and keeps your business running smoothly.
Starting the new year off right is crucial for any business or any professional. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to make sure you have the right tools. There are great productivity apps that you can download to your phone and increase what you accomplish on a daily basis. Whether you are a CTO or a help desk technician productivity apps for your phone can give you that extra advantage you need for the new year. Here are a few apps that you should consider downloading:
Internet browsers are not as simple as they once were. They do so much more than connect us to the Internet. A browser can offer you plug-ins to help you with specific tasks. They can be set to your custom preferences. And, a browser can provide you with faster speeds when using the Internet, depending on what you are doing. So, the question is: which Internet browser is right for you?
Dealing with bad wireless connection is no fun. From home to the office to the home office, we rely on wireless connections every day. Whether you are just browsing for fun or trying to get some wireless work done, you need a connection you can count on. While it can be incredibly frustrating, here are some troubleshooting a wireless connection tips and tricks to make your surfing experience better and your work time more productive:
In your office, you probably have Internet usage regulations and protocols. You have anti-virus software installed on everyone’s computer and you probably even use a spam detection tool for everyone’s email, but are mobile devices protected? Your network security can be placed at risk every time a user connects through their mobile device or public access point. Whether employees are using their mobile devices in the office or outside of the office to access work files, data, and other information, they could be the entry way for someone looking to steal from you.
Whether it’s a pesky sales call or someone you just don’t want to talk to anymore, blocking a number on your Android phone can be a great time saver and help you avoid unwanted calls. No matter what your reason for blocking those calls, you have a few different options to blacklist or block a number on Android.
You’re probably seen popups when browsing the Internet. You’ve most likely received an email from a sender you didn’t know with a link. If you’ve ever clicked on those popups or opened that link in the unknown email, then you might have been the victim of a virus or other malware attack.
As you probably read, earlier this year over 100 celebrities (including Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, swimsuit model Kate Upton and many more) recently had naked and explicit photos hacked from their iCloud accounts and published online. The hackers aggressively attempted to blackmail many others, threatening to post their pictures online.
While it’s very easy to dismiss these hacks as a publicity attempt targeting only the rich and famous, it’s scary to think of all the data we have in our businesses that we would never want in the hands of any criminal.
Small Business Are Actually A Cybercriminal’s Favorite Target
Why? Because small business owners are not prepared and make it easier on criminals. One of the biggest issues facing small business owners in the fight against cybercrime is the lack of a cybersecurity plan. While 83% lack a formal plan, over 69% lack even an informal one. And over half of small business owners believe that cybercrime will never affect them.
Cyber-attacks cost SMBs an average of $188,242 each incident, and nearly two-thirds of the businesses affected are out of business within 6 months (2011 Symantec/NCSA Study). A separate study by Verizon showed that over 80% of small-business cybercrime victims were vulnerable because of insufficient network security (wireless and password issues ranked highest). With secure networks and no formal plan to combat them, we make it easy on the criminals.
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“What Every Business Owner MUST Know To Protect Against Online Identity Theft”
This free report outlines in plain, non-technical English common mistakes that many small business owners make with their computer and network security that put their personal information and identity at risk of being stolen.
We all get the phishing emails asking us to send our email addresses, user names, and log in passwords to the email sender. We all know this a bad idea, but there’s another type of phishing: spear phishing. Where phishing attacks can ask for a variety of information, spear phishing attacks want just one thing: for you to click on a link. These links, more often than not, will take you to a site designed to attach your computer and steal your information, and occasionally, will include CryptoLocker files.
Android recently released a new update for their mobile powered devices: Android 5.0 Lollipop. This update is one of the biggest Android users have seen in quite some time and comes with a number of great new features. Android 5.0 Lollipop, while currently only available on select phones, provides a better solution for many mobile users. If you haven’t been notified about the update, be patient as Google staggers the release to avoid slow run times and download speeds. While you wait, though, here are some of the great updates you can expect: