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We’ve heard a common theme from many small business owners: “Hackers aren’t after me – they only go after the big guys.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. Your small business is as much of a target as the big guys, and we would argue even more so than the big guys.
2015 has come and gone, and a security research firm has published their annual “Worst Passwords” list. Based on leaked password data that has gone public through the year, they have published the 25 worst passwords – is yours on the list?
You can have all the protection you want, but keeping yourself and your company’s data safe online comes down to following some basic security precautions in the way you use the internet, your email, and your computer. In partnership with Microsoft, we have put together a quick 10 question quiz that you can print out to test your employees to make them think about their online actions. While we still encourage a multi-pronged approach that includes managed anti-virus, good backups, strong firewall and content filtering, the last (and most important) line of defense is the user. Print up and pass this quiz around the office, and see how your employees do.
Email is (and has been) a prime method of communication for businesses of all sizes. With email comes a whole slew of issues that are essentially synonymous with the technology; spam, information overload, phishing, and information privacy. Even small businesses that only do business locally are at risk of these issues. Personal email accounts are equally at risk. Employing proper precautions and practices whenever communicating via email is very important to prevent the risk of security compromises, monetary loss, and even legality issues.
Your identity has quite a lot of value, especially in the wrong hands. Security firm ZoneAlarm put together some numbers in 2011 concerning identity fraud, and it even shocked us. Let's talk about a few of these statistics and what it means.