For the second time this year, 50 million Facebook users have been affected by a data breach. The first breach involved Cambridge Analytica earlier this year and the sale of user data. The most recent breach occurred at the end of September when hackers took advantage of a feature to access tokens and take over accounts. In light of national cyber security month, we'd like to share more about this hack and provide your business with cyber security recommendations.
Businesses in all industries use some form of technology and most likely have invested into expensive solutions. IT systems are managed best with an IT support provider to ensure security. Nearly any IT component is at risk of a cyber attack and hackers know how valuable technology is to businesses. Partnering with an IT support provider can reduce the risks of a cyber attack and improve cyber security overall.
Technology trends vary from short fads to long-term implementation. Some trends or overlooked and forgotten quickly while others become the norm. That being said, we have put together a list of current Los Angeles technology trends that you should know about and consider adopting.
The amount of data being collected and processed is vastly increasing and so are the number of data centers offering services to businesses of all sizes. The process of selecting the right data center can be confusing with so many elements to look out for. Sorting through your options will be easier using the following tips on finding the right Los Angeles data center.
Data security accounts for protecting data against a breach, corruption, or unauthorized access. Sub-par data security puts your business at risk for a cyber-breach, software glitch, or even a malware attack. Take a look at this 5-step data security checklist to see if your network is safe from disruption.
Mid-market businesses have a lot to deal with from technology management and updates to daily operations. With so many responsibilities, SMB's might not have the resources to prevent all cyber security attacks. Take a look at the following security threats to make sure your organization is prepared.
Technological devices are made to improve convenience with each upgrade. Unfortunately, more convenience can come with more risk. For example, users look for features such as Bluetooth connectivity when shopping for laptops, phones, smartwatches, etc. Businesses also look for similar features to make it easier for employees to stay connected. The Bluetooth feature increases risk for a cyber security attack: Bluesnarfing.
Starting off the year ahead of the competition can help your business excel through 2018. It is important to get a fresh start and use your experiences from last year to improve your technology, processes, and strategy. We have created a list of tips that will help put your business in a better place.
Businesses are susceptible to a ransomware attack at any moment from any department. When someone in the office opens a disguised attachment, it could put the entire business at risk. Even someone from HR thinking they are opening a resume of a potential hire could pave the way for a ransomware attack.
Many business executives fail to acknowledge the risk of a cyber attack. Whether they think their business is too small or their data isn't valuable, they are wrong. Cyber criminals target businesses of all sizes. Even if you think your data is useless to a third party, it is valuable to your organization and this value will be used against you during an attack. Here is a checklist for small businesses to mitigate cyber security risks.