• Cloud Computing
    Internet,  Security

    How to Lock Down Your Cloud

    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.

  • Security Lock
    Computer,  Internet,  Security

    How the Culture of Collaboration Increases Security Risks

    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.

  • Online Security Padlock
    Marketing

    Four Ways To Protect Your Online Marketing Efforts

    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…

  • MacBook Tablet Advertising
    Business Tools,  Management

    BYOD Is the Hot New Business Trend, But Is it Safe?

    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…

  • Office Organization
    Management

    7 Ways of Ensuring Staff Safety at Work

    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.

  • Gmail Laptop
    Internet,  Security

    Hackers Target Gmail Users

    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…