cyber crime

Data Security Leaks Prove Costly

Data security leaks come in all shapes and sizes. Many are malicious, whereas others are the result of human error. Regardless of the source or intent, data leaks can be tremendously detrimental to businesses. Consider these findings when assessing just how important data protection actually is:Malicious intent is on the rise. Previously, most data leaks resulted from human error or system glitches. According to Ponemon Institute’s 2015 "Cost of Data Breach Study", 47% of data [...]

Have you taken the time to plan for the worst?

Everyone likes to think their business is immune from natural disasters—like fire or flood — or cyber-attacks like ransomware. But the truth is, many businesses are dangerously unprotected and many business owners are misinformed about their backups and more importantly their disaster recovery capabilities."Without an iron-clad backup and recovery plan, your business is at risk.  75% of small and midsize businesses rank data loss as the most significant risk to their business.” – Applied ResearchFor [...]

Ransomware Will Reign Again This Year

Ransomware is the latest evolution in cyber threats and malicious Internet schemes. Last year, more businesses were struck by ransomware than ever before, and that trend is expected to continue. As a result, it’s essential for all professionals to learn more about ransomware and how to defend your company.What is ransomware?Ransomware is a program that infiltrates a computer system and restricts access to the system or certain files. The software encrypts data so you need [...]

Are You Protected Against Hackers?

With so much of our personal data out there thanks to ecommerce and social networking, it’s no wonder hackers and cyber criminals are able to help themselves to our information, which can have catastrophic results. Hacking can lead to such quagmires as identity theft, scams, theft, and file destruction. Is your personal and business data safe?What can you do to protect your personal and company data against hackers and cyber crime? Make it Strong – [...]

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