The world has always been about getting things done, getting them done quickly, and getting them done well. Unfortunately, humans have a tendency to engage in habits that damage that goal, with the issue being exacerbated by our near limitless access to technology.
In the past few years, cyber security has burst onto the national news scene, with shocking stories of huge breaches, security blunders in political campaigns, and an array of other troubling and dangerous revelations related to computer systems. Oftentimes, these stories are jam-packed with jargon, techie language and things that the average reader won't have a substantial understanding of.
Social media dominates many facets of our day to day life. Most of us spend ten minutes here or 30 minutes there scrolling through our preferred app, be it Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Besides the fact that these platforms show us things that we might be interested in, allow us to connect with old friends or talk to distant family members, they generally just provide a whole lot of entertainment!
A problem that has made it's way into the public spotlight in recent years, however, is the use of spam bots and troll accounts to spread disinformation, specifically when it comes to politics.
Google has collected endless amounts of data, conducted countless studies, spent millions of dollars and logged thousands of hours all in the name of trying to better understand their employees. One initiative was to try and understand what makes a team effective.
Recent years have brought an abundance of new, highly convenient and easy-to-use solutions for common problems. Gone are the days of having to bring cash to someone to pay them back, delivering checks to banks only to find out that they're closed for an obscure federal holiday, or having to jump through hoops in order to get a balance on your bank account.
In any business, big or small, employees can be your biggest IT threat, and they might not even realize it. Businesses already face countless cyberthreats, like data breaches, cyber-attacks, online viruses and malicious e-mails. But despite all these outside threats, the real problem can come from the inside.
Cybercriminals are known for their crafty and sometimes ingenious methods for compromising accounts and networks. The list below describes some methods that you are likely quite familiar with, and perhaps some that you have not seen before.
PHISHING. This one is the most common, and is the attack vector you are most likely to see on a daily basis.
The field of technology is an ever-shifting, ever-advancing landscape. Every other day, it seems as if new and groundbreaking technologies are being announced. It's an exciting time to be a consumer, and an even more exciting time to be a business, as many of these things can save you money, improve productivity and make normally tedious tasks easier and more intuitive.
Did you know that small businesses are more likely to be targeted by cybercriminals than any other business or organization? It’s true! While we hear about major breaches on the news, we don’t get to hear the stories of the businesses that struggle with hacking attempts and cyber-attacks.
If you’re one of the estimated 40%+ of businesses still on the outdated Windows 7 platform, consider this your wake-up call: time is nearly up for your trusty, tried-and-true operating system. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end support for Windows 7. That means no more updates, security or otherwise, will be offered by the company from that date forward.