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.
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.