Ransomware: More Frightening Than Actual Ransom?


Here’s the deal: if you or a loved one gets ransomed, provided you pay the fee, the person doesn’t get hurt or injured, and everything can proceed as it had before without any loss to life, liberty, etc. But if your computer comes down with ransomware, you may continuously end up paying the ransom and never get your files back.

Additionally, there are some ransomware programs that will delete all your information if you don’t pay the fee; and they’re designed by hackers with no oversight whatsoever. What this means is that there are no standards against which the hackers are held. So if the worm only works in a one-way encryption, that doesn’t matter to the hacker.

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Why You Need to be On Top of Website Security


No one can tell you what kind of business to establish. Likewise, no one can order you to put up a website for it. However, once you have decided what sort of business you’re going to own, it’s a matter of simple common sense to put up a site. After all, there is no point in owning your own business if no one else but you are aware of that fact. Your business will need to be properly advertised if it is going to grow and thrive. Another major issue that will need to be taken care of website security.

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5 Data Security Mistakes Startups Cannot Afford to Make


Regardless of industry, company size or future goals, startups must never overlook the importance of data security. Most successful companies in today’s world, including the majority of startups, have a strong online presence. For this reason, there’s always the risk of a data breach. By pinpointing the top data security mistakes, every startup can position itself to avoid this type of trouble in the future.

Here are five data security mistakes to avoid at all costs:

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Is Your Business Prepared for DDoS Attack?


Distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) used to be something only talked about in cybersecurity and hacker circles, but in the past few months DDoS has found its way into the popular lexicon following high-profile attacks last year. After all, it’s hard to ignore DDoS when you can’t access your Spotify playlist or Twitter feed.

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How to Keep Your IT Systems in the Best Shape to Defend Against Cyber Crime


So, you’ve been able to promote your business, sell your products and keep a team of well-trained and disciplined staff motivated. Everything’s going well for you and your business, right?

The grass may seem pretty green right now, but thanks to the tools that the internet provides, you’re always a step away from catastrophe if you don’t employ the correct protection and safeguard your business’s network.

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Why You Cannot Afford to Cut Corners with IT Security


People who are just starting business tend to make lot of mistakes. Hey, don’t take it personally: it goes for pretty much every business owner on the planet. But, of course, some mistakes are much worse than others.

One of the most common mistakes with business startups can be found in IT security. Many business owners think that they can get away with cutting corners, either for time reasons or to save a bit of money. Big mistake! You have to make sure your business is fully protected.

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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your CCTV Camera

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Every business owner knows that having a CCTV camera system is important to securing their business. However, a lot of people simply buy these surveillance systems and install them without paying attention to proper installation or maintenance. It’s no surprise, then, that sometimes all a business owner would get is a dark, grainy footage—a video that’s virtually useless—from his or her CCTV camera. Use the tips below to get the most out of your CCTV camera investment.

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Why Cybersecurity is the Industry of Entrepreneurs’ Dreams

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For 20 years, between 1994 and 2014, the world could enjoy the limitless capabilities of the internet with barely any concern. The convenience of the web, to include online communication and commerce, allowed it to grow into the fundamental resource we know and love. Yet, all this time, barely noticeable to the average internet user, danger has been brewing just below the surface, and within the past couple years, cyber threats have begun to rear their ugly heads.

Fortunately, one small industry has risen to the challenge. Cybersecurity professionals have quietly been competing in an arms race with cyber attackers since the web began, and the general public is just beginning to recognize their full value. In fact, cybersecurity is predicted to become so vital to business and personal web use in the coming years that it may just be the perfect industry for the budding entrepreneur.

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How to Secure Business Premises with Additional Security Lighting

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With rising number of computer hacking incidents all the attention is being paid to computer security of businesses. While there is a definite need for online security you should not forget the security of your buildings as well. It is equally damaging if you lose precious items from inside the building instead of online data. You also need to pay attention to the security of your employees who work in the building. Recent incidents of gun violence in the U.S. has increased the need for heightened physical security in and around the building. One of the easiest way to provide this security is by installing security lights to ensure that there is sufficient lighting in all the areas of the building so that the criminals do not take advantage of the darkness to harm your business. There are some important factors you should keep in mind when thinking about installing the security lighting.

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How can Small Business Owners Protect Their Business with Latest Cameras

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There have been a lot of upgrades in the security camera business over the past decade or so.  Part of that is because advanced cameras were developed for recent wars- and then the capabilities that they possessed were ported to the civilian version as time went on. Owners who wish to install cameras in their business therefore have several directions that they can move in to upgrade.  Here are some of the top current choices:

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