5 Ways to Increase Security Among Non-Technical Staff

5 Ways to Increase Security Among Non-Technical Staff

With security threats on the rise, the last thing you need is for your own staff to be unintentionally damaging your business. However, without proper training, that’s exactly what is happening; insider threats are costing businesses billions, and many of the issues stem from accidental rather than malicious actions. These accidental, but damaging, actions can include: Failing to install vital updates to security and anti-virus software, leading to weak security and the potential for one or many machines to be compromised. Using [...]

Stop The Hack

Stop the Hack, Don’t Just Find out about it

Businesses that need to protect sensitive data may have methods for discovering hack attempts, but in many cases, they are frequently too late. Finding out about hack attempts isn’t good enough, especially if any of the hacks were successful. Relying on “intrusion detection” to prevent hack attempts means that you’re only detecting the hackers once they’ve actually gotten into your network system. The key is being able to stop hack attempts dead in their tracks, before they’ve gotten inside. Keep [...]

Is Your Organization at Risk from Insider Threats?

The stark reality of IT security today is that insider threats, from members of your organization, are just as potent a threat as those from outside. We don't like to consider the fact that our employees may be maliciously using business data for their own ends, but ignoring this fact leaves your business vulnerable. According to recent research[i], 62% of security professionals saw the amount of insider attacks they experience increase over the last year. The average frequency of these [...]

6 Tips for Securing Your WordPress Website Today

6 Tips for Securing Your WordPress Website Today

WordPress is a powerful, easy to use, content management system used by millions of business to create almost any website you can dream up. The developer-friendly nature of the system makes it ideal for a website for anything from a one-man start-up to a large multi-national, and the simple layout and menus in the CMS make it easy for non-technical staff to update and use. Unfortunately, the popularity and usability of the platform is also one of its biggest weaknesses. Hackers [...]

Pre Lit Christmas Trees and IT Security

Pre Lit Christmas Trees and IT Security

Yes, its 16 days to Christmas. Yes, the Santa hats and wreaths have already started adorning our streets, people, homes and cars. It is a time of the year to be grateful for what we have and to possibly reflect on what we do as part of our daily routine. I have often wondered “what is the true value proposition for pre-lit Christmas trees?” – the standard variety that you get from any Lowes, Costco and other store. I have asked [...]