You may not realize it, but your business is constantly under attack from hackers. Opportunistic criminals are using sophisticated technology to target your business’ data infrastructure. They want to be able to cripple your business and hold you to ransom. They want to steal your data and get to your money. They want to steal your customer’s data in order to assume their identities and commit fraud. If you are not making the protection of your business a major priority, then you are doing your customers a huge disservice. There are several types of attacks that all businesses face. Knowing what is at stake is vital. Ransomware attacks will be designed to hold your company to ransom. By bringing your website or IT systems to a complete standstill, or by stealing or freezing your … [Read more...] about Why Cybersecurity Is An Important Consideration For Your Business
In the current technological world, it is rare to find a company that does not collect data. Some businesses also profit financially from selling private data. In 2018, the state of California passed a new data privacy law that affects most companies across the U.S. The consumer privacy act (also known as AB 375) is the first significant data privacy law that the U.S has ever passed. The law allows Californians to: know what private data a company collects about them, know whether the company sells or discloses their data, and to whom Have access to their private data. The law also allows Californians to sue any company that violates privacy guidelines, even if there is no breach. Read on to discover four facts about the new California Consumer Privacy Act. Affected … [Read more...] about 4 Facts about the new California Consumer Privacy Act
Most people use the Internet, that’s a known fact. It’s a useful resource for collecting data, catching up on the news, connecting with friends, and watching cat videos. However, that’s not the only thing that you can do on the Internet, and many organizations have made it a core part of their business model. Beyond using it as a resource to gather data for their products, companies can use websites and web applications to interact with their customers. A web app provides a custom experience to each user, allowing organizations to automate a large portion of their customer service work and letting them focus their time and energies on developing products and services. However, the reason that these web apps work so well is that they have access to data. In order to act like customer … [Read more...] about Dealing with Unknown Threats: An Introduction to Dynamic Application Profiling
The internet and by extension social media have changed our lives in countless positive ways. However, there’s a flip side to the coin. Strict privacy is now a thing of the past. Keeping passwords, financial, and personal details safe and protected from data breaches and cyber attacks has never been more critical for individuals than today. Sadly, most people adopt a relaxed attitude when it comes to issues relating to their social media security. Social Media Concerns The success of social media can be seen from its impact on society today, with Facebook having more than 2 billion active monthly users and an average of 1.4 billion daily users in 2017. However, privacy concerns with social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest have been raised among users due to … [Read more...] about How Secure Is Your Online Data?
Cyber attacks aren’t fun and can happen to any business, great or small. With our constantly evolving understanding of the internet, hackers are constantly working out new ways to break into our digital information (and security software is constantly having to play catch up). Having a decent anti-virus and firewall programme installed on your PCs should prevent the bulk of cyber-crime. But to protect against the more advanced internet crooks, you may need to take further measures. Here are some of the types of cyber-attack most commonly suffered by businesses and how to secure your business against them. Malware Malware (short for ‘malicious software’) is your most common type of cyber-attack and takes the form of a rogue programme that tries to disrupt your computer. Some are … [Read more...] about Types Of Cyber-attack And How To Protect Your Business Against Them