How a DNS Sinkhole Can Protect Against Malware

The Domain Name Service (DNS) is an integral part of Internet access. It translates human-recognized domain names into computer-readable IP addresses in order to facilitate online communication and connection between devices. Occasionally, an individual or enterprise needs to find a way to control certain aspects of Internet connections in order Continue Reading

Best Practices for Data Security

Most businesses have routine occasion to discard confidential data about their business operations or personal client information acquired through commerce. Data sets and reports such as customer lists, price lists, sales statistics by state or product line, drafts of bids, responses to RFPs, and internal correspondence contain information about business activity which would interest any [...]

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Data Security Management for SMBs

Data security management continues to be a top business challenge for CIOs, CTOs, and Senior IT professionals in small, medium, and large businesses across all industries. In fact, according to a recent survey by Gartner of more than 2,000 CIOs, data security remains a top ten CIO concern just as it has for the last [...]

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Biometrics for Securing ‘Big Data

“Already there has been the massive plastic card data theft in South Korea, affecting about 60 million cards; the Target Corp. credit card disaster involving up to 40 million customers; the hacking of 16 million German e-mail accounts; data security breaches at Nieman Marcus Inc. and Easton-Bell Sports Inc.; and a group of Russian hackers [...]

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How To Avoid a Business Data Breach

By Amanda Martin For business owners, part of the risk that is encountered daily is breach of data. It is a hazard that can easily cost you a lot of money plus the loss of your customers’ trust. There are so many ugly situations that can occur like a lawsuit if your customers’ confidential information [...]

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Protecting Your Credit in Four Easy Steps

by Joy Mali Maintaining a healthy credit report is something that everyone should be concerned about.   Whether you’re just getting started using credit or if you’ve been managing credit cards and loans for a long time, credit protection is something that can help you avoid a damaged credit score.  There are several things you can do to help [...]

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White House Appoints McAfee CTO to Cybersecurity Post

The Obama administration officially selected a senior executive from McAfee to be the Department of Homeland Security’s top cybersecurity official. Phyllis Schneck, a vice president and CTO for the public sector at McAfee, a unit of Intel, will start in early September as the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, a DHS official said. Homeland Security takes a leading [...]

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Dropbox Alternatives for Security, Affordability & Collaboration

A revolutionary change has been brought in the world of “exchanging information” by companies such as Dropbox. Small business enterprises have derived the most benefit from the abundance of Dropbox features, regardless of their geographic boundaries. Can, Dropbox be credited for the flourishing growth of these small businesses? Quite possibly, and read on for some [...]

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Cybercriminals Increasingly Target Small Businesses.

A recent data breach investigations report from Verizon shows that small businesses continue to be the most victimized of all companies. Is this because there are many more smaller businesses than larger ones – and the larger ones have more resources and layered security mechanisms to combat cyber attacks? The answer depends on a couple [...]

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