Category Archives: Security

The Security Risks Posed by Social Media

As companies flock to social media for their branding needs and employees continue to spend time on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites, there’s a growing concern about the risks associated with using these sites—concerns that could threaten the security of your business.

How You Can Train Employees to Have Safer Computing Habits

People have many commonsense ways of protecting themselves, their homes, and their belongings. You likely practice safety habits daily like locking the front door or keeping valuables out of sight, yet how often do you think to lock your work computer before walking away? The unfortunate truth is that employees are often the cause of security breaches and malware infections. Companies owe it to themselves to help employees develop safer computing habits and be more conscientious of their use of the company’s computers.

5 things you need to know about two factor authentication

5 Things You Need to Know about Two-Factor Authentication

People store an enormous amount of information online. The average American has over 130 online accounts – and that number is quickly rising! Unfortunately, too many people use poor password practices, or link accounts together, which puts all their online data at risk. In response, many services are turning to two-factor or two-step authentication to help safeguard your online accounts.

tips to keep youe customer data secure

5 More Tips to Keep Your Customer Data Secure

Every day, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. That includes a huge amount of personal information not only about ourselves, but about our customers. With so much data out there, it’s more important than ever to safeguard the information you gather about your customers. Allowing your customers’ private information to fall into the wrong hands damages your reputation and erodes customer confidence. Even worse, it can result in lost sales and even legal action against your company.

Bring your own device

The Pros & Cons Of BYOD In The Workplace

Do the Advantages Outweigh the Risks for Your Business? With 77% of Americans now owning a smartphone, one thing is certain: there are plenty of personal devices in the workplace. As a result, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is gaining traction as many businesses embrace the trend.

the dark web

Hackers, Passwords and the Dark Web: What You Need to Know

Criminals love stealing credentials, and too many people are handing them the keys to the kingdom. A recent study by Verizon showed that 91% of phishing attacks targeted the user’s credentials. Why? Because stealing your username and password is the easiest way to break in to your business data, your bank account and more.