Everyone who runs a business needs to be aware of the dangers that come with IT downtime. A lot of smaller business owners don’t realize that IT downtime is a problem for them as well as larger corporations. However, the fact is that downtime can have a detrimental impact on businesses of all shapes and sizes. That being said, the most significant impact tends to be on smaller businesses because it’s smaller businesses that have the smaller customer bases, to begin with. Downtime puts your business at risk of losing customers, and this is something that smaller businesses can’t really afford to do. Each year,Read More →

Pexels Running a business well demands a certain amount of good sense. While you might have had bosses in the past that have made you question this notion, it doesn’t reverse the truth of the matter. In order to function well as a business, you need to take into account a wide array of variables that could possibly come together and ruin the possibility of your continual functioning, and your ability to function well. Keeping communications secure is one of these issues that needs your continual attention. Communications are a vital part of business functioning, and if it’s not handled correctly you can really experienceRead More →

Phishing email.

Phishing emails are becoming more sophisticated than ever before. Each year, there is a new crop of victims opening seemingly-innocent emails who become the victims of phishing scams. But are these emails as innocent as they appear? Image: Pxhere If you know which signs to look for, you can teach yourself to spot a fake email and avoid the potential misery that opening one link could cause. Here are some of the tell-tale signs of a phishing email and how to protect your computer. The display name The display name is the biggest giveaway when it comes to detecting a phishing email. A display nameRead More →

Systems in North Carolina hacked.

Officials in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County say hackers are demanding $23,000 in ransom by early Wednesday afternoon to release multiple files they are holding hostage on the county’s servers. The hackers gave officials until 1 p.m. to pay the ransom with 2 Bitcoin in exchange for an encryption key that would release the files. Mecklenburg, with Charlotte as the county seat, serves more than 1 million people as the state’s most populous county. A county employee opening a malicious email attachment Monday led to hackers taking over Mecklenburg County’s entire computer system, freezing all the files. Hackers now say the county has until 1 p.m. Wednesday to payRead More →

Security on cell phones.

Portable technology is now something we take for granted in our everyday lives. We need our mobile phone alarm to wake us up in the morning, an app to pre-order our morning coffee and the sat nav to plan our best route to work. You don’t realise how much you truly depend on your smartphone, tablet and laptop. Try to envision spending one day without any of them. Pretty impossible, isn’t it? Now imagine the disaster of losing one of your much-loved gadgets. Not only will you be lost without it, but you’ll be facing an abundance of privacy issues. Kit yourself out with theRead More →

Security cursor.

Something that all entrepreneurs will agree upon is that it is important to find a way to protect your business against potential threats. However, in order to do this fully and properly, you need to have a true understanding of what genuinely constitutes a threat. The truth is that the definition might well need to be a little wider than you might initially believe. There are many ways in which your business might be under attack, and often it will even be from within. With that in mind, let’s have a look at a few of the ways in which you can keep your businessRead More →

Zeros, ones and keyboard.

Whether you’ve just started your own business, or you’ve just taken to the computerised option of working, it’s important that you know all of the facts so that you and your staff can effectively do the work you need to without any compromises. Unfortunately, there are still people out there that want to hack and steal from businesses, and if they are successful they can potentially cause you to shut down all operations, especially if they get hold of personal information and display it to the tabloids. Luckily, there are some steps that you could take to ensure that your company’s computer systems are secureRead More →

Zeroes and ones

From Pixabay With all of the cyber attacks happening nowadays, everyone needs to take action to protect their digital lives, especially if you have your own business. Unfortunately, many people adopt an “it won’t happen to me” attitude when it comes to these cyber attacks, but like with anything else, there is always the chance that something can go wrong. Prevention is much better than a cure, which is why it’s essential for you to install a reliable antivirus software to protect yourself and all of your customers and clients. There are plenty of reasons why a hacker might want to steal your information, noneRead More →

Car hackers.

There was once a time when computer viruses were deemed as a load of hot air, a purely irrelevant aspect of computing, or at the very worst, a minor annoyance. Nowadays, the budding entrepreneur cannot grow their business without paying lip service to the most damaging aspect of any company in the modern world. Computer viruses are in many sophisticated forms now, from malware to ransomware, as well as the standard computer virus. But in examining how we can best protect our businesses from hackers and thieves, we need to look back in order to go forward. So what have been the most damaging computerRead More →

CCTV camera.

It’s no secret that computers and phones collect information about you. If you’ve been searching something online, you’re likely to get recommendations based on whatever that item was the next time you go on Amazon or eBay. That’s not too much of a problem for most people but we constantly hear people talking about how the government are constantly tracking your phone and listening to your conversations. That’s not likely, but with so many crazy rumours flying around about online surveillance, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Pixabay It’s true that companies like Google are storing a fair amount of information on you butRead More →