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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.

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Business Internet Security

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 industry.

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File Sharing Security

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.

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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.

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Internet Security Issues

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.

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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, too.

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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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When you're doing anything on the internet, be it shopping, communicating or reseraching, you have to be security conscious. (Image by Pixabay.com)

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 attachment.

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.


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