Remember dial-up internet? While we look at it today as an ancient concept, dial-up Internet was a significant step forward in a series of internet services that have contributed to what the internet is today — terrible screeching and all. While we all enjoy our smartphones, computers, and even reading this post, it is easy to overlook the series of technical achievements that provide us with these conveniences.
While battling botnets sounds like an early ‘90s computer game, the kind that would have you jamming on the joystick while digitized Beethoven came muffling through your speakers, rest assured that battling botnets is actually a very contemporary undertaking, one that is growing increasingly important with each passing day.
Cybercrime is worse now than it ever has been. CSO Online recently released the top five cybersecurity facts, figures, and statistics for 2017. This is what they found.
If anybody in the U.S. hadn’t heard about cyber security before 2016, you can bet that they’ve heard about it by now. From Russian hacking and interference during the 2016 election, to the Dyn DDoS attack that shut down Internet traffic on the East Coast for half a day in October the same year, cyber security began to dominate the headlines, especially toward the end of the year.
As global tensions continue to climb in the wake of to North Korea’s nuclear activity, many are focused on the physical aspects of a possible global conflict. Unfortunately, what many aren’t focused on are the aspects that are not so physical.
Nearly three-quarters of employers say collaboration is very important to their business, according to research from Queens University of Charlotte. Collaborative workplaces benefit from the diverse skills of numerous employees who enjoy greater opportunities for learning from one another. However, despite the many benefits of the culture of collaboration, this increased teamwork carries greater security risks.
Data breaches have become a fact of life for businesses. Ruthless hackers infiltrate systems, injecting malware and stealing vital information from companies. You must protect your organization from them. When you can’t, you must behave proactively to lessen the damage. Here are four things a business needs to understand about data breaches.
Malware is one of those annoying things anyone with a computer will experience at some point. And, thanks to the evolution of smartphone technology, your mobile might get it too! Most people have some idea of what malware is about; they will assume it's a virus.
For business owners, there is no greater feeling than being able to sleep peacefully knowing that your business is operating without any hassle. For many businesses though, they tend to go through turmoil because they haven't set up their business in a way that protects them from risks and vulnerabilities. If you are a business owner that can identify with this scenario, then take note of the following points to protect your business.
You are about to be hacked! Oh, I don't mean right this moment. But it is inevitable that at some point in the near future, someone is going to slip some malware on your system that causes your computer to do things you didn't expect, for the benefit and profit of someone else.