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 camera phones means that we can send
pictures at the click of a mouse.
At the same time, smart phones have become an all-encompassing devices that serve
many different 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.
Security Tips and Advice
It's now a necessity for business to integrate the internet in their
operations, in order 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 even 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 businesses vulnerable.
Cyber Security for E-Commerce
More and more new online stores open every day that's even hard to get a
round figure on it. While this is great for online shoppers and e-commerce, it's a "boon" for cyber
criminals who exploit security weaknesses. If you own an ecommerce site, you must take
cybersecurity steps to avoid problems.
Cyber Security Future Trends
The proliferation of modern cyber attacks, their changing tactics, increasing
number and sophistication of attacks all make cybersecurity fast growing, in order to keep up with
it all. Take a look at some of the emerging trends in cyber security and technology
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 security.
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 reputation.
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 wireless
connection is a great advancement in wireless technology. You can catch up with your communications
and keep an eye on your business.
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.