Tip # 7 – Clicking on things. Blocking and Prevention.

  In Tip # 4 – Stop Using Yahoo we previewed search results from that website, the top results being ads that give us adware and cause problems with the computer. Business systems should have web monitoring software installed to prevent access to these sites. We will discuss in a later tip blocking known malicious[…]

Tip # 2 – Stop using Internet Explorer

  CERT (United States Computer Readiness Team) has on more than one occasion released the following information to system administrators and the general public:  Stop using Internet Explorer. Why? What’s wrong with the big blue E?  Security issues.  While IE is down to 23% of market share, it still leads in vulnerabilities.  Reports of bugs,[…]

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[…]