In this digital era, working within larger groups has become easier, efficient and more productive, especially if you compare it to groupware software of the previous decennium. It is very common for employees to use collaboration tools to encourage and support the communication between employees and specific (internal and external) team members. These tools have allowed people to work together online to achieve a goal but at the same time, to get the work done, employees do create an unintentional risk to data security. [Read more…]
Incidents like data leakage and security breach seem to occur quite frequently in this age of digitalism. According to a recent study conducted by British government, well-establish banks and large organizations are not the only frequent targets of security breaches. (Magee, 2018) Almost all businesses, from small to large are prone to security threats. Fortunately, there are many effective ways to respond to all such security issues. Let’s have a look at top most recommended solutions for this digital problem: [Read more…]
With relentless increase in digital crime and online frauds, proper safeguarding measurements have become more important than ever. Studies have shown (Solange, 2014) that big companies and celebrities have been a victim of hacking in the recent past, so what can stop the digital criminals to not target you?
Multi-factor Authentication Method Can Help!
One verified way to ensure your account and data safety is the multi-factor authentication method. Usually, passwords are used to protect the confidential data but relying on them solely is not a wise option. Multi-factor authentication (at least 2FA) method also known as multiple-factor verification is basically a mechanized double check process to verify the identity of the logger. With this method, accounts remain safe and well-protected even if the passwords have been figured out. [Read more…]
In this digital age, passwords are just like valued currency and should be set with great care to prevent an unauthorized access to confidential data. This new world is digitally connected and allows an easy transfer of data from one network to another. Where this advancement has made our lives quicker and easier, it has also increased the risk of data leakage.
To protect the sensitive information contained by online accounts, passwords are set. But the problem is that hackers are efficient enough to crack the passwords and obtain desired information. To prevent this activity, the only solution is to strengthen the password security so nobody will be able to break the lock. [Read more…]
Data encryption has proven to be an effective source of protecting sensitive data from being stolen or manipulated by unauthorized entities. According to latest report released by WinMagic Data Security (n.d.), there are certain myths and misconceptions that are found in peoples’ minds. (McNickle, 2012) Let’s debunk them! [Read more…]
A comprehensive definition of Information Security is: ‘Information security is a set of strategies for managing the processes, tools and policies necessary to prevent, detect, document and counter threats to digital and non-digital information’. (Rouse, 2016)
One needs to establish a set of business processes that ensures the safety of the information assets. It does not matter how information is being formatted, whether it is in transition phase or is stored at a single place. The responsibility includes every kind of information that is related to you or your company and its relations. Information Security or Infosec programs are based on CIA triad objectives: maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of IT systems and business data. (Rouse, 2016) [Read more…]
GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation is the primary law regulating the companies on how to protect the personal data of European citizens. The European Parliament and Council passed it back in April 2016 and it will be replacing Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec in spring 2018. It is mandatory for the companies that are already in compliance with the Directive to comply with the new privacy law by May 2018 to avoid stiff penalties and fines in case they fail to do so. (Lord, 2018) [Read more…]
DDoS – Distributed Denial of Services are kinds of DOS attacks that are carried out by multiple compromised systems, infected with Trojan virus mostly, on a single system. DDoS attacks are double-edged knives as they are also adversely affecting the systems hackers are using to attack the victim system. (Beal) In DDoS, the traffic of malicious attack comes from various sources, sometimes from hundreds and thousands of origins. It is, therefore, impossible to handle such attack by just blocking a single IP address. (Beal) This makes it all the more dangerous and damaging to your online presence as an individual and as a company. [Read more…]
“Antivirus” programs are designed to prevent viruses, malware and corrupt files from harming our computer system and data. That is the common perception attached with the concept of installing antivirus programs in our computers and laptops. Nowadays the term antivirus isn’t used as often as before, we call it “Security software” or “Internet Security”. [Read more…]
Internet of Things are an integral part of our lives without which, it is unimaginable to exist in this era of technological progression. Everything we use these days is some way or another, connected to Internet. So it comes as no surprise that changes in the net neutrality has direct impact on Internet of Things. Here in this article, we are going to discuss the influence end of net neutrality will have on Internet of Things, if and when it happens. [Read more…]