Prioritising data backups with analytics

Prioritising data backups with analytics

The prevalence of digital data has become an integral part of life and business in modern times. Staggering amounts of data is generated every day and businesses have grown exponentially as they’ve found ways to monetise it. In fact, most experts agree that by the year 2020, there will be 1.7 terabytes of data generated per person on the planet. …

Social engineering

Social engineering and cyber security

Social engineering is the ability to manipulate people into wilfully giving up their confidential information. The data varies, but in terms of cyber security this usually means passwords and bank information. Criminals are using social engineering to gain access to your business and its network by exploiting employees who often don’t have a clue about what is happening. Avoiding it …

Social engineering scams

4 Social engineering scams to watch out for

Every time we learn about a cyberattack that has affected so many businesses, we invest in security technologies that will safeguard our systems. This year, however, social engineering attacks have taken centre stage. Using various scams, hackers can circumvent network security systems by convincing gullible users into giving away sensitive information. Without knowing the most common social engineering exploits, your …

Data

Do you speak “Data”?

Quick, what’s the most important thing about your business’s precious data? Besides knowing how to back it up properly and protect it from catastrophic loss, how about understanding all the lingo used to describe it? The term “big data” – in reference to large, complex data sets – is a well-known buzzword these days, but a slew of new “data” …

simple security measures

5 manageable and simple security measures

Don’t be put off by the tech jargon of security experts you find in forums and self-help books. A managed service provider is what you need to break down complex security ideas into easy-to-understand language. However, they generally focus on installing and managing protection software that’s often far too complicated to operate without their help. And when that’s the case, …

malware

8 signs your computer might be infected with malware

Anti-malware software plays an important role in the battle against cybercrime. However, it is not infallible. Cybercriminals are constantly releasing new malware programs or variants of existing ones, and it takes a while for anti-malware software companies to update their products to defend against them. So, even if you use anti-malware software, your computer might still get infected. It will …