A data breach can happen to anyone, even to the most secure businesses or financial institutions — and cybercriminals could even attack your company’s network. How can you be sure your network is completely hacker-safe? As a business owner, you can’t afford a data breach, as it could cost you your clients and reputation. Employing […]
When you have several money-saving options like cloud computing and managed services providers, you shouldn’t worry about IT spending. To further reduce costs, trade in your expensive desktops for thin and zero clients. What are thin and zero clients? Thin clients are stripped-down computers with minimum processing power and memory. They rely on a basic […]
No company is completely safe from data breaches. For proof, look no further than companies like Yahoo, AOL, and Home Depot, which compromised millions of personal customer information. That said, no business is completely helpless, either. The following steps can minimize the risks to your business in the event of a large-scale data breach. Determine […]
Facebook is the most popular platform for developing brand awareness because it allows businesses to target users based on what they have posted in the past. But after the recent data breach scandal, is your data still safe? Read on to find out if you need to worry about your privacy. Last month, news broke […]
On a daily basis, you see reports of different companies getting breached and data stolen. Heck, just this morning on my way in to work, I heard about how Panera Bread is reporting that data was stolen from their system. Last week, we heard about Under Armour and the 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts that were hacked.
Back in 2017, Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the US, made a major security blunder that leaked millions of sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and credit card details. The company estimated that the data of 145.5 million people (almost half the US population) were exposed. But […]
Hospitals and clinics have been storing confidential medical files and patient data in highly protected servers. But unless patches are being installed, Spectre and Meltdown attacks could undermine the security of healthcare providers. Why is Spectre and Meltdown a big problem for healthcare providers? Spectre and Meltdown are security flaws in computer chips that give […]
According to experts, passwords shouldn’t be the only way you defend your accounts. After all, hackers have plenty of tricks and tools to steal them. So to help businesses fully understand the risks involved, Google conducted a study on the causes of account hijacking. The results From March 2016 to March 2017, Google and UC […]
No business owner wants their customers’ data leaked, but no matter how well your prevention plan is, the unexpected can happen. And when it does, what will determine the fate of your business is how well you respond to it. So before you start planning an incident response, read the following story and recite this: […]
The now infamous Equifax data breach continues to stir a media frenzy and public outrage. Approximately 143 million people (nearly half of the U.S. population) are victims of this hack. This breach compromised names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth.