Money is always on the mind of all business owners, and many small businesses simply don’t have deep enough pockets to finance information security teams and resources to keep their businesses safe from IT security risks. Small businesses, commonly thought of as having 500 or fewer employees, constitute a majority of companies in the United States. Customers of these businesses expect their financial and other personal data to be secure. It can be overwhelming for small business owners that may not even have an IT department to think about how to handle their network security. Here are a few ways to make your online security a little safer if you are a small business owner. [Read more…]
Though internet technology and computer technology may be second nature for millennials, there are plenty of people that still are not familiar with how to stay safe online. Those who did not grow up with such advanced technology find themselves at risk in the cyber world.
With a little education, you will be surfing the web with a peaceful mind. Avoid placing all of your most sensitive information out in the open, and check out these cyber security tips for all the IT beginners out there. [Read more…]
One of the worst false beliefs you can adopt as a host of a website is that your site is not important enough to be a target for hackers. The popularity of this uninformed belief is an excellent benefit for hackers because it negates a lax sense of security.
Small business owners are particularly notorious for neglecting digital safety. The truth is that hackers just do not care about the size or function of your website. They are looking to gain access to your servers or find a convenient relay for spam emails. [Read more…]
If you haven’t been a victim of fraud or identity theft, or if you’ve never had to get a new credit or debit card because you shopped somewhere that suffered a security breach, then you may still be of the mindset that your identity, and your wallet, are safe. But that isn’t the case, especially in this day and age of online shopping.
If someone steals your identity you might not even find out about it right away. At least when it comes to stealing your bank account information banks and stores are getting more on top of things these days. The new chip card credit cards are supposed to help prevent credit fraud. [Read more…]
Whether you are protecting yourself while you play around and shop online, or you are a business with online clients that need their information protected, you need to have more than just an antivirus. While that is an important security feature, it won’t protect from everything, and hackers just might be able to get around it.
Any device you have that runs through the internet, from your smartphone to your cash register at work, can be hacked and you can lose precious and important information to thieves. From identity theft to robbing your bank account blind, hackers know how to get in, so you need to do everything you can to keep them out. [Read more…]
Whether you deal with selling items or services online or in a store, there are risks when it comes to your customer’s personal information. Even the POS cash register systems that many retail chains use are subject to hackers since they work over the internet, and without the proper protection these hackers can walk away with more than just people’s credit card numbers.