Small Business Tag

Does your IT staff include personnel who are dedicated to compliance or cybersecurity? How confident are you that your team is prepared to take today’s security threats head on? How likely are you to be able to ward off a determined attack? If you don’t have dedicated staff for the positions mentioned above, and you’re not terribly confident about your team’s...

Dell has recently released the findings from their End-User Security Survey, and the results will probably keep you up late at night with worry. Their key finding was that an overwhelming percentage of employees (72 percent) are willing to share confidential or sensitive corporate information, and fully a third say that taking confidential corporate data on leaving a company is...

If you’re a small business owner, you may feel completely overwhelmed by the digital security threats you face, and you’re not alone. A recent survey indicated that more than 70{7e4ee7cd997d36f6dec43befd6b19c37edf0959bbf61766e988f901dd91e96d7} of all cyber-attacks are made against companies with fewer than a hundred employees. Unfortunately, those companies don’t have the deep pockets of the large multinationals, and are often ill-equipped to...

The newest big problem with data security is the same as the old big problem with data security. It’s the users. Specifically, it’s the fact that most people don’t bother to change their passwords more than once a year, if that frequently. Data security is a major headache for all business owners, no matter the size of your company. You can spend...

Do you think your business is safe from a ransomware attack? It isn’t. This was indeed the case that when ransomware first burst onto the scene. Hackers were targeting very large institutions, seeming to favor the health care and insurance industries. But that is now changing, at least according to a recent report published by Datto. The security firm surveyed European IT...

No matter how good your digital security system is, and no matter how much you’ve spent on it, your weakest link is and always will be your employees themselves. A careless or disgruntled employee can easily circumvent even the most elaborate system and cost you big money in the process. Fortunately, the courts are coming down increasingly hard on internal hackers. Brian...

In recent years, Dropbox has been struggling to find its way. Having realized that there’s little money to be made in simply being a cloud storage service, they’ve been experimenting with a number of incentives and add-ons in an effort to lure customers into buying the premium version of their product. Paper is the company’s latest attempt, and they are hopeful...

Do you use Instagram as part of your company’s marketing efforts, or to keep tabs on the competition? If so, the company has rolled out an exciting new feature you’re sure to love: the ability to save user posts for later viewing. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is. The new feature grew out of a desire to keep pace with...

If you use Sony cameras to secure your business, you could be at risk. Security researchers have recently discovered a pair of devastating security flaws in as many as 80 different models of Sony cameras. The first of these appears to be a debug mode that was inadvertently left in place by Sony engineers. The second, dubbed “Primana,” allows hackers to remotely...

A new FCC ruling changes the game for Internet Service Providers around the country, which limits their ability to share or sell the information they have on the people who use their services. The new rules were approved in a 3-2 vote, with the three Democratic committee members approving the changes and the two Republican members siding with ISPs against the...

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