5 tips to keep your customers’ data safe

By Lisa Michaels

After many large businesses around the world became involved in data breach scandals, many other businesses of all sizes have begun paying more attention to data security and protection.

No matter what kind of business you run, protecting customer data is crucial to maintain your brand’s reputation and your bottom line. In some industries, businesses who fail to take proper measures to secure confidential information may expose themselves to fines and other penalties from regulatory authorities.

In order to prevent data leaks that carry huge financial costs and could have a huge negative impact on your reputation, you need to apply the following security tips. Continue reading

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5 tips from experts on how to lock down your online security

By Maxwell Donovan, BestOnlineReviews.com

Passwords are essential. They are the only way that gives you a direct ticket to various sites any time you want to. However, only understanding and observing the basics of password protection is not enough for you to keep hackers away for good? Over just the basics protections such as two-factor authentication, password manager and of course ensuring that your password is secure from being easily guessed by hackers.  These are valuable tips for protecting your online security. However, you still need to go an extra mile beyond the standard. Here are a few tips from experts to ensure your online security is not compromised. Continue reading

6 common misconceptions about computer security

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By Ken Wilson, ThePCDoctor

The world today is more connected than ever, and it will keep going that way. This leaves us open to cyber-attacks and our personal data at risk more than ever. There are myths about security that you should not believe because it leaves you open to these attacks. Continue reading

Protecting company data and brand by avoiding network hacks

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Guest post by Simon Parker, courtesy of Minerva Security

Both small and large corporations are tasked with securing their networks and computer systems, particularly from intruders who want to hack into them to gain access to sensitive and confidential information. For this reason, putting the appropriate safety measures in place is critical to these organizations, specifically in an environment where any company is subject to these fraudulent acts. In fact, based on information that was provided by researchers in the United Kingdom, approximately 50% of their business’ systems are currently at risk because they do not have the efficient computer security procedures established. Continue reading

The role of big data in securing online identities

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A lot is being said about the benefits big data and analytics. Everywhere companies are using big data and analytics to better understand customer behavior and improve products and offer better customer service (and display ads that are more likely to influence the viewer and produce better click through rates). Analytics are being used to make better market predictions, improve efficiency and utility, decrease costs and consumption levels…

Big data is also riddled with privacy issues, which is being talked about as well. Things such as habits, personal information and sensitive health information being collected by service providers without the consent of consumers have become common controversial issues. Just recently, Oculus Rift was brought to highlight because of its murky data collection policy. And don’t get me started on the privacy issues about privacy issues introduced by the Internet of Things. Continue reading

How mobile technology is helping improve authentication

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For many years, the issues with password-based authentication have been riddling the cybersecurity industry. Passwords are being stolen, bruteforced and circumvented in a myriad of ways by hackers that are seeking to find their way into the accounts of their unfortunate victims. The main mechanism to counter this problem has historically been known as two-factor and multifactor authentication (2FA/MFA).

Basically, two-factor authentication involve the combination of something you know (the password) and something you have (physical token, fingerprint, retina scan, voice recognition…) in order to authenticate users. Continue reading