With the increased use of the Internet the FBI has become a very busy national security organization. This is due to a new digital age of sophisticated criminals that are well versed in computer programming. They use their skills to extort money from unsuspecting users and in other cases commit identity theft. One of the primary ways they do this is by creating ‘scareware’
How Scareware Works
If you understand how cyber criminals operate then there is no need to be afraid of scareware. First, let’s explain what scareware is and how it is used to scare you
Proper enterprise network security is of vital importance to data protection and the ongoing productivity of an organization. With the increased use of technology that helps enterprises to maintain the competitive edge, most businesses are required to employ IT security personnel full-time to ensure networks are protected from the rapidly growing industry of cyber crime.
IT security professionals are responsible for monitoring the network for security vulnerabilities on a daily basis. Vulnerabilities are holes in the network that hackers can use to perform exploits. An exploit can potentially cripple a network and bring down an organization for an indefinite period of time. To protect a network against unauthorized access you must use
ITIL can be challenging when you implement it within an organization but once you are successful instituting ITIL how much is enough? Some senior management officials feel ITIL is too complex and some IT professionals tend to feel ITIL is unnecessary since they possess the skills to employ an ITIL infrastructure on their own.
ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is
There are many advantages to storing your data in the cloud. This is the primary reason that cloud storage has increased in popularity during recent years. Many businesses are realizing the benefits of cloud storage in terms of cost savings, convenience, and accessibility.
Like anything else, when it comes to protecting important data there are things you should consider
Lightning can strike any time, and in any form. It can be a power surge leaving your hard disk useless or an over flooded bathroom sink leaving your equipment blown out. It can also be as simple as lack of attention. Whatever the deal is, it will certainly bring one question to your mind – do you have a backup of your data? Sadly the answer usually is no. Many people lose several months and sometimes years of work in such situations.
Why you need a Backup
A backup is your safety net in case of a disaster. Data can be lost due to corruption such as unauthorized access, viral spyware, accidents and mistakes. Any of these can happen any time and cause you problems and not to mention – mental stress. To avoid such difficult situations it is best to get a
ActiveX is a Microsoft technology that allows users to interact with website content through the use of multiple ActiveX technologies. Developers with expertise in ActiveX create the technology in different types of languages and a variety of tools to boost the Web browsing experience with enhanced interactivity. ActiveX is exclusive to Microsoft and is used with the Internet Explorer browser.
Although ActiveX helps to improve interactivity on website it can also be the culprit
As many of you have probably noticed, the number of network security breaches in the news has been on the rise. Some of you are probably thinking “thank goodness I am at a small company”. The unfortunate truth though is you are just as likely, if not more likely to be a target of online hackers.
As the Wall Street Journal recently pointed out in their July 21st article “Hackers Shift Attacks to Small Firms”, small businesses end up being very lucrative for
There is an old adage in business success that says, “You cannot manage what you fail to measure.” This is a valid point when it comes to focusing on a set of metrics that provide the best solutions in IT service delivery. The type of metrics which are used will depend upon the needs of the enterprise. However there are key metrics which should be used across the board regardless of business objectives.
Studies have shown that one of the primary reasons small businesses fail is data loss. Depending upon the amount of data you have, data loss can be catastrophic making data recovery impossible if you do not have a backup strategy in place.
If you have yet to implement a small business data backup strategy it is time to get started. Here are a few essential tips to help you get the ball rolling:
Many companies that have a series of branch offices or a staff that works remotely deploy what is known as a virtual private network or VPN. The primary purpose of a VPN is to allow business partners to communicate over a secure network from a remote location via IPsec or Internet Protocol Security. By using a VPN companies view this as one of the safest ways to link users together that are distributed across multiple locations.
Not only are VPNs used to communicate securely over a public network such as the Internet VPNs are also
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