Security standards: CIS and NIST

If you’re an IT professional, you’re probably familiar with the idea of security standards set in place for IT systems and products. Security standards are meant to keep data safe and minimize the risk of an organization’s information systems.

Picking the right VPN for your business

Virtual private networks (VPNs) keep your online activities secure and private, which is especially useful if you're using a public Wi-Fi network. But considering the variety of VPNs in the market today, it’s hard to find which one is the best for your business.

Backing up your information

Today, everything we do relies on data, and this could not be truer for small businesses. From your customers’ information to your transaction history, you rely on data to keep your company going.

So, what happens when you suddenly can’t access this data? Unfortunately, this happens more often than people think.

Protecting your devices

Losing your mobile device – whether it’s an iPhone, an iPad, or Android devices - is scary for a number of reasons. Your mobile data could be potentially exposed, or hackers could launch a cyberattack against your business and may be trying to look for their chance to get in.

Surefire ways to protect your email account

If you think your email is safe from hackers, think again. A lack of sufficient email security protocols can lead to data theft, unauthorized access to sensitive information, and successful malware attacks. Here are some tips to secure your email account from cyberthreats and the many troubles that come with them.

Think your password is secure? Think again

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe, including using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance.

How does a password get hacked

Did you know that hackers execute over 280 million malicious login attempts every single day? While they may not have up to a 50% daily success rate, countless personal information records are stolen through data breaches every year. […]