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Data Masking & Other Methods to Use to Reduce Insider Security Threats

Business owners spend some much time trying to guard against outside threats to their data that they forget all about insider security threats & data breaches. Unfortunately, insider data breaches are a lot more common than you may think. Over 58 percent of the data breaches in the healthcare industry are perpetrated by insiders. Regardless of what industry you operate in, putting the right safeguards in place to prevent this type of theft from happening is a must. Read below to find out more about what you can do to minimize insider data security threats. Recommended for you: Data Encryption: … Continue Reading…

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Data Encryption: What is Encryption? Types of Encryption and Security!

Data encryption is the process of converting information (electronic) into a form which is unreadable using different ciphers and algorithms. Back in the days, this process was used for passing government and military information but as the time passed by and as the normal public started uploaded personal information online, the need for such security came into existence for the masses. Many web browsers are able to self-encrypt text while connecting to a secure server. If your URL starts with ‘https’, it means you are on a secure encrypted website (Hypertext Transfer Protocol, Secure). If the site that you are … Continue Reading…

Google Web Spam: Tips to Protect Your Site from SPAM List

Google Web Spam: Tips to Protect Your Site from SPAM List

Frequent website visitors always caution new Internet users: “please don’t visit spam websites as it will harm your computer, laptop, and mobile devices.” We all know that SPAM materials frustrate us when we try to use websites for our personal and professional needs. In simple terms, SPAM is useless web materials that are created to disturb the usual business flow, harm competitors financially, damage the reputation of business rivals, and disturb website owners. Google always thinks about the providing the best results each time a person enters any keyword in its search bar. If your website contains SPAM materials, it … Continue Reading…

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How to Become a Cyber-Safe Employee? Check These 7 Tips!

Everyone in the security space is aware that a solid cybersecurity policy can go a long way in protecting the business against various threats. However, the problem is that not every member of the organization is a security expert. As a matter of fact, most employees don’t know the first thing about viruses and firewalls due to which it is essential for them to become cyber-safe. The question most employees ask is how they can go about this process. Listed below are some great tips for you if you wish to become a cyber-safe employee: 1. Be wary of phishing … Continue Reading…

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5 Privacy & Security Risks of Social Media & How to Prevent Those

Social media has become one of the most vital parts of every single person’s life. One cannot imagine his/her life without having a day spent on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, and LinkedIn are some of the well known social media websites who have more than 100 million users all over the globe. While you use your social media accounts, there is someone who keeps on spying you and your social media accounts. These are the social media hackers who get through your accounts by getting your account credentials known. Along with this type of risk, there … Continue Reading…

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How Cloud Access Security Brokers Prevents Thieves from Stealing Data

Whether you like it or not, we are now living in a cloud-centric world. If you still haven’t embraced and accepted the cloud, it’s time to do so. The usage of cloud applications is growing rapidly, as businesses and employees take full advantage of the cloud’s efficiency and flexibility. So, how do you protect your cloud data from being stolen? Cloud access security brokers (CASB) are a security software based on four pillars of cloud security: visibility, compliance, threat protection, and data security. This technology is a step up from existing services such as web application firewalls, secure web gateways, … Continue Reading…

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8 Steps on How to Protect Your Site from Cyber Attacks

It can be frustrating to open your website in the browser just to find that it has been taken down by the hackers. Once a site is hacked, it can quickly affect its position on the search engine. After all the hard work and time you spent on your website, you don’t want hackers to come to your website and mess with it. To protect your site from cyber attacks, you should start taking the necessary steps to enhance its security. The following are 8 steps you can take to protect your site from cyber attacks. 1. Get Updated with … Continue Reading…

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7 Ways Your Website is Probably Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks

The procedure for creating a business website is fairly cut and dry. You buy a domain, design the site, optimize it for SEO, and publish content that supports your business goals. You might not be aware of it, but in the process, you’ve opened the door to a world of Internet vulnerabilities. Cyber-attacks are real and common now, and you should understand your greatest areas of weakness to minimize the risk. You may not even realize you’ve suffered an online assault right away. An attack can come in the form of a site upload, a spammy email, a link on … Continue Reading…

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The Cyber Security Risks on Social Media – Learn from Case Studies

Social media is a great way to share information. Social media is based on the fact that we trust messages on social media platforms more than we do elsewhere, especially if they are messages that are forwarded to us by a friend. It’s something that makes for a great way to form genuine relationships online, but it also opens us up to cyber attacks. How the risks open up? The way that people do this is by a method called spear phishing. At its core, it’s very similar to the old email malware viruses that people are now very wary about. … Continue Reading…

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How to Secure Sensitive Documents in SharePoint

There will always be instances when many users have more access privileges or permissions than they require in environments like SharePoint. It is quite difficult dealing with such situations because the more access privileges you give than are necessary, the more you create a problem with regard to the security of the documents present in the document management systems, such as SharePoint. Document Permission & Access Privileges Some of the documents present in SharePoint would be highly confidential for your business; while others may be less confidential or are not confidential at all. Clearly, you need to assign different access … Continue Reading…