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 [...]
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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 [...]
Whether we are road warriors or not, the prospect of finding free WiFi thrills us to no end. Sometimes free WiFi can come with a cost ,there are privacy and security issues while transferring information back and forth from your computer to your network. To avoid this we should use the services of a VPN [...]
Everyone has challenges in securing their data. Big companies and small companies. What’s at least a little bit comforting is that big companies have teams and departments focused on managing and securing their enterprises. The New York Times writes that for startups it’s more of a challenge. They’re strapped for funds and do not have [...]
Seems Like Every Business Is Being Hacked. Are You Next? AVG’s Mike Foreman on Small Business Security
Over the past few weeks we’ve heard about several large businesses being hacked. It’s the small attacks that don’t make the headlines. What can you do to ensure your business is protected. AVG’s, Mike Foreman, head of AVG small business, offers some practical advice in this discussion with Ramon Ray (Smallbiztechnology.com) Check out the discussion [...]
There’s a lot of complicated things you can do to be more secure – but there’s 3 simple things you can do right now to increase your security. All of these suggestions from security company Sophos, make it harder for unauthorized users to access your information. 1. Turn off geolocation, and leave it off. Whether [...]