Tip # 10 – Run anti-virus scans regularly

Check your security programs and make sure they are actually working.  If a third-party handles your computer and network security, have them show you that they are working.  The programs should be doing live scanning along with scheduled quick and full scans. It’s Cyber Security Month! 31 security tips in 31 days brought to you[…]

Study: 43% of companies had data breaches in past year

An annual study of on data breach preparedness by the Ponemon Institute has found that 43% of companies have experienced a data breach within the last year, up 10% from the year before. Despite the rise in breaches in 2014, 27% of companies did not have a data breach response plan in place. The survey was conducted[…]

DHS warns against using Internet Explorer until bug is patched

Despite some rumors, the vulnerability in Internet Explorer is still active and has not been repaired. US-CERT /DHS are suggesting to all users to use an alternate browser, such as Chrome or Firefox until this issue is resolved. US-CERT http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/222929 DHS warns against using Internet Explorer until bug is patched | PCWorld.

Microsoft issues a zero-day exploit warning for ALL Internet Explorer versions

Microsoft was scrambling Sunday to repair a security hole in its widely used Internet Explorer Web browser, saying it had detected attempts to exploit the flaw. The US software giant said that the coding problem affected versions six through 11 of its flagship browser, noting it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” taking advantage of[…]