I just HAD to remind you, THINK before you CLICK. Remember, most attacks on your computer are not coming through some fancy hacker, dropping through your chimney like a Tom Cruise movie. According to Trend Micro these attacks are delivered by email, millions of emails and attackers just have a numbers game and hope that [...]
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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Staples and Norton Team Up for ‘Take the Pledge’ Campaign (#CSPledge) to Educate Small Businesses
October is Cyber Security Awareness month. To inform and educate small businesses, Staples and Norton are teaming up and have created the ‘Take the Pledge’ campaign. This month-long campaign will include educational content, twitter chats, survey reports and giveaways from Staples and Norton, including a grand prize package with a Dell Latitude 14” Laptop and [...]
What website backup service do you recommend and why? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Carbonite Carbonite first caught my eye due to their simple yet striking design. The name is perfect [...]
Website security is important. Companies who receive and store information need to ensure that their web site does not just LOOK good but that it is secure. One of the ways many companies secure their web site is be using the “HTTPS” (Hyper Text Transport Layer Security) protocol to encrypt communication between the web browser [...]
Working in a home office is something I’ve done for several years and I enjoy it. However, as a home office worker, security concerns and better communication is always top of mind. Staples, in a recent survey , shared that 65 percent of employers who allow their workers to telecommute report happier employees and that [...]
Social Security Is A Myth. If You Want To Keep Bad Things Hidden Don’t Put It Online. Have Fun or Have Business.
As I read the news about Snapchat being hacked and now offering new features that might make messages not so private, I figured I’d share some advice. If you want to do something illegal or unethical that you don’t want others to know about – don’t use a social media tool to do it. It [...]
57% Of Professionals Are Doing This Bad Tech Habit. 4 Other Habits Can Cripple Small Business Network Security.
You hire an IT guy to help ensure your secure. You install awesome software on your mobile computers, servers and desktop computer, you have sticky notes in public areas reminding people to not write down their passwords. But you know you are still NOT as secure as you can be. TeamViewer did a study which [...]
If you’re considering enabling an internet monitoring software services for your employees, there’s a new service, Rawstream that you might want to check out. Rawstream gives businesses peace of mind by identifying how much time employees spend on Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, even downloading movies overnight with office bandwidth (it actually happens). Rawstream also identifies shared docs [...]
As you might know by now, Heartbleed is a security flaw that enables unauthorized users to access your encrypted information. When you visit a web site, through a “secure connection”, in theory the information is encrypted and can’t be accessed. According to CNN, “Cybercriminals could exploit the bug to access visitors’ personal data as well [...]
More and more often we are hearing about large companies that have been infiltrated by hackers who have maneuvered around their security systems to access consumer information. Apple, Target, Michaels, Neiman Marcus – large companies with high tech security systems all exposed and hacked just in the last few months. As a small business you [...]