Social media security

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

Social media security Social media is a great tool for SMBs to get the word out about their products and services, build their brand, and connect with prospective customers. It also offers paid marketing avenues as well, such as PPCs, marketplaces, etc., But are your social media accounts secure? Typically what happens in a business account on social media is …

Three things to consider when investing in new software

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

Three things to consider when investing in new software When running a business, you will often find yourself in need of new software tools to enhance the productivity, efficiency, effectiveness and even the security of your various business processes. These software programs range across a wide spectrum of tools including accounting, finance, IT, e-commerce, marketing, sales and many more. In …

Insider threats: Not as uncommon as you think

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

Insider threats: Not as uncommon as you think When we speak of cybercrime and data theft, we typically think of seasoned cybercriminals. But you’d be surprised to know that the cause of businesses becoming victims of cybercrime is most often their own employees–sometimes on purpose, sometimes inadvertently. Remember Bob from accounting who was let go? Or the new intern who …

Gaining a competitive edge during the pandemic

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

Gaining a competitive edge during the pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone. The lockdowns, the need to follow social distancing–though indispensable–have been tough on individuals and also resulted in a lot of revenue loss to businesses. For SMBs though, this time has been particularly difficult, with a general downturn in the economy and the job losses, which …

Best practices for remote desktop access

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

Best practices for remote desktop access Remote desktop access is an essential in these days when businesses are expected to be responsive to their clients almost 24/7. Moreover, there has been a surge in the remote desktop access practice with coronavirus pandemic. But, did you know that remote desktop access, while almost indispensable now, can threaten your network security? In …

Five reasons to invest in a password management system ASAP

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

Five reasons to invest in a password management system ASAP Password management tools are software programs that put up enough security and safety mechanisms in place to ensure there’s no password breach. Your employees can use the program to generate random, high-security passwords as per the industry best practices. They don’t have to worry about remembering them either, because these …

Eight common password mistakes to avoid

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

Eight common password mistakes to avoid Research points out that more 80% of data breaches happen due to password hacking, meaning that poor password hygiene is responsible for a majority of cybercrimes that follow data breaches. To make sense of this statistic better, let’s first look at what constitutes poor password hygiene. Using simple passwords Often passwords that are easy-to-remember …

How to manage cookies effectively so they are not a threat to your data

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

How to manage cookies effectively so they are not a threat to your data Avoid third-party cookies: Third-party cookies are primarily used for online advertising and retargeting, so you won’t miss anything significant by avoiding these cookies. So, whenever you see a cookie alert on any site, first, check if it is for third-party cookies and if yes, it’s best …

Understand your Cookie to manage it better!

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

Understand your Cookie to manage it better! There are 3 kinds of cookies, each having different functions. One of them is session cookies. If it weren’t for session cookies, you wouldn’t be able to do any online shopping, banking, social media posting or any other activity that requires you to be logged in/identified. These session cookies are temporary cookies and …

Everyone loves cookies–even cybercriminals

Regina Christensen Addison, Illinois

Everyone loves cookies–even cybercriminals When you visit a site, probably for the first time or from a new device or browser, you will see an alert that mentions the site uses Cookies to offer you a more personalized experience and asks you if you are okay with it. Let’s admit it. A lot of us don’t even bother to read …