The top cybersecurity challenges for brick-and-mortar stores

What comes into your mind when you hear about cyberattacks targeting retailers? Do you imagine a hacker infiltrating a store’s website and taking it offline? This might be true for some retailers, but it’s also important to know that even brick-and-mortar shops or streetside businesses that offer products and services to its customers face-to-face are also vulnerable to these attacks.

Cybersecurity: How to defend against insider threats

In the cybersecurity world, an insider threat is an individual or business partner who uses company data inappropriately. Today’s companies must take proactive steps to prevent insider threats, which is why we put together some tips and tricks. #1 Educate You must teach your team to recognize personally identifiable information (PII) and understand the financial […]

Don’t skip security audits for your business

One step in the network security cycle you should never skip is security audit — doing so puts your business at risk of cyberattacks and data loss. Read on to understand how security audits can make or break your system integrity. Auditing and the security strategy Audits are necessary to maintain system integrity and uphold […]

Important cybersecurity statistics that rocked 2019

Cyberattacks are becoming more dangerous every day. Despite efforts by security companies to come up with new ways to counter them and protect sensitive data, many individuals and businesses still succumb to threats such as malware, phishing, and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

BYOD tips to improve security

Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If not managed properly, these can pose security risks to your organization. How can you mitigate the risks associated with the BYOD trend? Whether your employees are using smartphones, tablets, or laptops, you need a BYOD security policy.

Do passwords threaten your business’s security?

Digital passwords have been around long before desktop computers were invented. And they’re still the most widely used online security measure. Unfortunately, passwords are only moderately effective but can be easily cracked if you use easy-to-guess passwords like “123456,” “fo0tball,” and “passw0rd.

5 Bad business security practices

Companies — small- and medium-sized businesses, in particular — struggle to protect their data. For one, they make mistakes in the strategies they employ to protect their IT infrastructure. If your organization still does one or more of these bad security practices, act quickly to correct them.

Why SMBs are vulnerable to cyberattacks

When it comes to cyberattacks, there’s a popular notion that large organizations are the only ones vulnerable. This is due to the belief that they have more data that is worthwhile to hackers. This isn’t exactly accurate, however.

In fact, identity intelligence firm 4iQ found that cybercriminals are targeting more small businesses, resulting in a significant increase in breaches from 2017. Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) affirms this, as the company found that 43% of security breaches involved small firms.

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