In September 2017, credit reporting firm Equifax revealed that the social security numbers and addresses of as many as 143 million of its American customers were compromised in a security breach, according to CNN. This revelation follows other major security breaches from leading reputable businesses including Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Target. The vulnerability of the data held by such major companies shows that all organizations must take cloud data security seriously.
Personal privacy is a double-edged sword. While it allows people to hide their identities and keep their information confidential, it also prevents them from being popular to the masses. As a result, some people – celebrities in general – open their personal lives for the general public to see.
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.
Identity theft has been among the top concerns of taxpayers in recent years. According to a 2015 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research, identity thieves stole $16 billion from 12.7 million US consumers in 2014, which translates into roughly a new victim every two seconds.
Whether you do all of your business online or you are only on there to market your business, it’s important to protect yourself and your efforts. You don’t want someone stealing your ideas, hacking your Facebook account, or using your email address to spam the world. There are a bazillion ways to protect yourself online, depending on what you are doing with your internet access. Your marketing efforts may cause you to need something as protective as a Trademark or a Copyright, but those can be daunting and sometimes unnecessary depending on your business, products, or the words you use in your advertising. Rather, here are a few if the…
BYOD. It means “bring your own device” to work. Successful businesses understand the benefit of allowing for personal devices in the workplace. BYOD means businesses are spending less on hardware because the employee is providing their own. And, the Good Technology State of BYOD Report found that employees are happy to supply their own devices. This is likely due to a preference for their personal devices, which often times are actually more feature-rich compared to the lacking features of bulk equipment. Businesses that furnish equipment to their employees often have to think about budget first and features second, but BYOD eliminates this from the equation. Unfortunately, the BYOD model isn’t…
Safety risks can be reduced by awareness and structured action plans that provide guidance in the event of an emergency situation and to avoid personal injury. At work, this idea is no different. Whether it's removing a loose cable cord that is left in the pathway of a traffic area in an office, or formally identifying the emergency exits and fire extinguisher locations to the staff in the event of a fire; observation and preparation are key safety factors.
How do you keep your business safe? It's a problem that every owner faces and one that has changed significantly in recent times. Not that long ago you'd be confident that your operation was safe if you invested in CCTV cameras, locks, alarms and security staff. Put simply, if you could keep your building safe, you kept your business safe.
If you are a Gmail user, be informed that a recent spear-phishing attack aimed towards the Gmail users has been reported by Symantec. The objective of the attack is to gain access to the mail account of the victim, and to meet this aim the hackers are using the account recovery system of Gmail itself. Why Hackers Choose Gmail? Gmail is generally considered as secured, but if the hackers can manage to get information about the account directly from the user, hacking becomes nothing but simple; and in this case the hackers are taking a way that is making users easily fall for it. To initiate the process the hacker…
While we often feel safe browsing online from the comfort of our home or office, the worldwide web is not necessarily always a nice safe place. There are plenty of wonderful websites and companies online that provide us with quality service and ensure that they will keep our information safe. Unfortunately, not every site works this way.
Sometimes thieves can take what's yours and you may never know it has been stolen. So is the case with your intellectual property and your confidential information. Protecting your business from online threats can save you a lot of time and money.