Guide to Internet Security
How to protect
your business on the internet
The internet is a wonderful place; many of us use it on a regular basis for a
multitude of functions. Email helps us to keep in touch with family, and friends all over the world and most people
have at least one email account. The growing use of digital cameras and phone cameras means that we can send pictures at the click of a mouse.
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It's now a necessity for business to integrate
the internet in their operations, to successfully compete with their competitors. It's necessary to
incorporate internet security programs to protect your business when online.
Company Sued for Data Breach
If you company suffers a data breach, it can be
devastating to your business operations. The clean up process can take weeks or months, depending
on the breach and your company size. It can also open you to a civil suit.
Cyber Security Affects Reputation
A company's business reputation is as important
as its bottom line and it must be well protected. Today though it can disappear in a single nasty
cybersecurity breach. Take steps to protect your business reputation online.
Cyber Security and Small Businesses
Small businesses is more attractive to hackers
and other cyber predators because they're easier to hack into. Big companies spend more on cyber
security, while small business can't afford it, which makes it more vulnerable.
Cyber Security Culture Change
Not long ago, it was only large companies that
had to worry about being targeted by hackers. Most often it was mischief, or someone with a grudge.
Now attackers seek to monetize their cyber attacks, making small business
Cyber Security for E-Commerce
So many online stores open every day, that it's
hard to get a round figure on it. While this is great for online shoppers, it's also a "boon" for cyber criminals
who exploit security weaknesses. If you own an ecommerce site, take steps to protect
Cyber Security Future Trends
The proliferation of cyber attacks, their
changing tactics, increasing number and sophistication of attacks all force cybersecurity grow
fast to keep up with it. Take a
look at some of the emerging trends in cyber security and technology industry.
File Sharing Security Services
File sharing provides great advantages for
business users. However, if you are not careful, your file tranfers can also be hacked, causing
potentially serious damage and loss of data for your business. Get the best file sharing
Handle Company Data Breach
In these days of increasingly vulnerable cyber
security, it's important to be prepared in case your company suffers a data breach. Take the right
steps in handling a data breach and you will minimize its effects on company
If you are a small business owner, being on the
internet offers great potential for your business. But it is essential that you protect your
computer system used for business against potential internet threats.
Third-Party Vendor Security
When we talk about corporate cybersecurity, we
usually refer to what companies do from within to protect their
data. But with the growth
of third-party vendors company services, their cyber security plays an important role,
Wireless Hot Spots
Being able to surf the internet at a relatively
high speed, makes wireless connection a great advancement in wireless technology. You can
catch up with your communications and keep an eye on your business.
At the same time, smart phones have become an all-encompassing devices that serve
many different use and purposes, from personal communication to shopping and business. The internet is an indelible
part of our lives, with its ubiquitos presence, with cyber security ever more important.
Online computer virus threats
Unfortunately, there is a downside to all of this increased use of the internet.
That is the growth of the spread of computer viruses and other so-called ‘malware’. Originally, internet hackers
were satisfied keeping their attentions focussed on government and business websites, and their viruses were
intended to attack corporations. Most hackers saw this as a challenge.
However, there is now an increasing trend towards home computer users being
targeted by these attacks. The amount of damage that can be caused by a virus varies, but there are a number of
easy steps that a person can take to help increase their internet security.
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Keep your antivirus program up to date
The first step to keeping your computer free from viruses is to have up-to-date
antivirus software running on your computer. You need to make regular checks to ensure that your software is
updated, and to scan your entire computer for viruses. There are a number of cheap, and free antivirus software
programs available that provide excellent protection. You can find these by searching through your search engine
for antivirus program.
Don't open email attachments
The next step to maintain your internet security is to be extremely cautious about
the type of files that you open, or download. The majority of viruses are actually spread through email
attachments. Having these on your computer, in your inbox, is not the danger; the real danger is when you open the
It may not be obvious that anything has happened when you first open the
attachment containing the virus, quite often they appear blank. The damage is caused by the program that is
activated within the attachment. If you do not know, and trust, the person who has sent you the attachment then
delete the email.
Turn Your Home Into Smart
With the spread of the Internet
of Things (IoT) and the upcoming 5G networks, more and more devices are being connected online. This includes
growing number of home devices and appliances that are already in billions around the
It's almost as if Smart Home with
Smart Appliances is becoming a must. Learn about this technology in How to Turn Your Home Into Smart Home
Guide, available as an