How to Protect Your Small Business from Online Scams


If you live in Melbourne, Australia, you may have seen some of the crazy scams that have been happening to both people and businesses. One of the latest local scams is people printing their own bar codes to steal thousands of food from the grocery store, and costing these stores massive losses.

Then we move to problems to that of online companies like Google and Facebook being victimized. Recently, there has been a report that “Facebook and Google were conned out of a $100M in phishing scheme.” This is very alarming as if these big companies were also victimized, small businesses are most likely more vulnerable other types of scams.

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Why It is Important to Have Protection on Your Android Device

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Most people have taken necessary precautions and have downloaded antivirus protection for their computer or laptop at home. If you are aware of the problems that can occur when you do not protect your desktop or laptop, then you should listen up now. As much as well are all familiar with PC protection, etc., most people are not familiar of the dangers lurking around the corner of their very own mobile device! A necessary antivirus for Android devices can help you to reduce the risk of being hacked, losing your device totally, or your confidential information being stolen. Androids especially are vulnerable because of all the different software available. In the past, there have been many cases of hackers exploiting and finding vulnerabilities in Android software.

Having your identity stolen, your device taken, or your personal conversations intruded upon and put out there for the world to see can be devastating on both your personal and professional life. Look below to find out why it is important to have the right Android antivirus protection on your phone or tablet at all times.

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9 Essential Security Tips for Small Businesses


Security is a major challenge for many business owners, especially when starting a new business. Technological advancement has enabled criminals to breach top security measures and access confidential data in businesses. Some break into company premises to steal assets such as cash, electronics, and products. Criminals investigate the security measures in a building before launching any attacks. Rarely do they attack businesses at random. Hence, if the security measures in your business are poor, you may be the next target. Simple security measures can save your business from incurring huge losses. The following measures will help you improve security in your small business.

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5 Ways You Can Make Your Small Business More Secure


With so much to do and so little time, it can be hard to make security a priority for your Small and Medium Enterprise (SME). But, ignoring this can be a big mistake for any business. With the number of hacking incidents on the rise worldwide even a small mistake can lead to dire consequences and big monetary loss. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to secure your business in both physical and digital world. Below we outline 5 ways to do just that.

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4 Benefits Businesses Can Get from SD-WAN Adoption


Traditional wide area networks (WANs) have undergone many changes, but they are still lacking, in many ways, when it comes to user-friendliness and consistency. Among the most common challenges experienced by end-users are the lack of cloud-ready operability and the necessity of having separate WAN infrastructure for different types of transport. Plus, it’s difficult to access data on real-time performance and utilization because implementing even basic changes on WANs can take months. The growing cost of adding bandwidth for new applications also isn’t something to laugh at.

Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN)— an approach to making networks more agile and flexible through virtualization and software abstraction — is one way of resolving these challenges. The technology makes it much easier to design, build, and operate complex networks like WANs. In particular, SD-WAN abstracts the network into software, building a network overlay and decoupling or separating the WAN from the underlying hardware and transport network.

SD-WAN offers the following benefits:

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How to Secure and Protect Your Business from the Inside Threat


Burglar alarms and digital security are all well and good for protecting your business from outside strangers. But what about the people inside your business, the ones that already have access to the inner workings? Whilst it would be paranoid to distrust every client and employee you work with, having some security methods in place to protect the odd scam artist or mole is important.  Here are just a few measures worth considering in order to protect your business all the way to its core.

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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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