Still getting organized in the new year? Don’t forget to clean up your computer! January is Clean Up Your Computer Month and the second Monday of February is Clean Out Your Computer Day (so there’s still time). Make a resolution to keep the grime off your computer and be safer online.
Online technology is booming. The internet allows everyone to know everything about everybody. Posting daily updates to hundreds of people has become the norm. But you are different, you prefer to stay private. Here are steps you can take to effectively maintain your online privacy.
What do you think is the weakest link in the security chain? Many think it comes from unstable connections and the lack of firewalls, virus protection, and other technical measures. But the weakest link is actually humans. Yes, the same people we hire and trust to keep our businesses running smoothly.
Buying and selling usernames and passwords on the Dark Web is big business. If you know your data is out there, you can make it less valuable. Dark Web monitoring can help you stay one step ahead of the bad guys.
Have you ever wondered why the letters HTTP or HTTPS suddenly appear in your web browser after a search? It’s not random. HTTP is an acronym for HyperText Transfer Protocol and HTTPS represents the same acronym followed by the word ‘secure’. Seen in every browser after every search, it’s important to know the difference between HTTP and HTTPS. Understanding this small distinction just may save you from handing over your information to online hackers.
You’re sitting in a McDonald’s by yourself. Bored, you pull out your phone and connect to the food chain’s public wi-fi network. Rumor has it that these networks can be dangerous, but that slips your mind as you find yourself quickly engaged by notifications and news stories. Unbeknownst to you, your information is now at risk. You need to stop using public wi-fi.
Are cybersecurity risks keeping you up at night? Did you know the greatest cybersecurity risk in your company is the person who sits behind the keyboard? In fact, 90% or more of successful cyberattacks are caused by human error.
We all know a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In cybersecurity, that potential weak link is a human. The best cybersecurity tools in the world won’t protect from a careless employee. Every day, hackers exploit our human vulnerabilities to create cybersecurity risks.
You may know someone who’s been a victim of a cybersecurity attack. Or, maybe you’ve experienced it first-hand. The clean-up is time-consuming and expensive. A cybersecurity risk management plan will help keep your business safer.