Keeping your business protected is about more than the physical locks you keep on the front doors or on the filing cabinets. It involves have passwords on computers and networks, having firewall protection, and having a plan in place for data disasters. Keeping your data secure is vital to keeping your business secure, but how can you do that? How can you protect your data in today’s technology driven world? Here are just a few ways to start protecting your data:
Imagine sitting down to your computer first thing in the morning, opening up the software you downloaded last night, and then realizing that nothing is working properly. It can be a completely frustrating and overwhelming feeling to know that your computer has been hacked, corrupted, or even attacked with malware. Knowing where your software comes from and who it is coming from is the first line of defense when it comes to keeping your computer safe.
Letters went out last week from Butler University informing students, faculty, staff, alumni, former employees, and applicants that their information may have been stolen. The letters, sent on June 26th warned the 163,000 potentially affected people about the stolen information. Police informed Butler officials on May 28th that a suspect was apprehended in California with a flash drive containing information about people affiliated with the University. While you may not have been affected by this particular hack, you need to understand the hack and the best ways to protect yourself against cyber hacks.
With the world increasingly turning to the Internet for solutions, work, finances, and basically everything else, passwords have become our first line of defense. But, what happens when that line is broken? What happens when your password has been cracked? The reality is, you can lose a lot because once someone has our password, then gain access to most of your life.
By now, you have probably heard that eBay was hacked recently. There’s even a good chance that you are an eBay user and have been notified about the hack. If you received an email from eBay, it most likely told you that you should change your password to help keep NS0-920
your information protected. And while that is crucial, it certainly isn’t all you need to know.
It’s happened to many of us. We get an email that has a catchy subject line. Maybe it’s a special offer or maybe it’s telling you that you won something. Either way, you not only opened the email, you also opened the attachment. The next thing you know, your computer slows to a crawl. You can’t click on anything. You’ve been infected with a virus.
1,800,000,000 gigabytes of data was created in 2013. That’s a lot of data and every piece of it has to go somewhere. No matter where you store your data, you need to understand one thing: all of it can be lost in a matter of seconds.
Without a data disaster plan in place, you could be vulnerable to losing all of your data and even your business.
By now, you have probably read the term or heard someone say something about ‘Heartbleed.’ Recently, it was discovered that there is a small bug that in software that is designed to keep your password and other login information safe. There isn’t a need to panic, but learning about Heartbleed can help keep you protected now and in the future.
What is Heartbleed?
In simple terms, Heartbleed is a software bug that allows hackers to access and steal your personal information like passwords. And if someone can access your passwords, they can access just about anything.
If you own and operate a small business, lowering costs is an important part of keeping your company in the black. Cutting costs on your IT budget could inadvertently compromise your company’s security. Even though small businesses may not have all of the resources that large corporations do, they are still just as vulnerable to the same security threats. Here are some ways to help keep your small business secure: Read more
The days of keeping confidential business information locked in a metal filing cabinet are gone. Most businesses have most everything, from personnel files to client and financial information, stored on their personal computers or computer network. What happens when your company runs out of storage space? Or, worse yet, what if your network is attacked by a virus, your equipment stolen, or your server is damaged by a flood? Would you be able to quickly recover all of your important information and keep your company running smoothly? Online data storage services are the answer. Read more