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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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Be Cautious, Free VPNs are Selling Your Personal Data to 3rd Parties!

In economics, there is an expression: “There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch (TANSTAAFL)”. Because, at the end of the day somebody’s going to pay for it, and it’s invariably you. Precisely how that happens is up for debate but it happens. Free software over the Internet also comes with a cost. You’re either forced to sit through multiple advertisements, slow loading times, or at risk of malware. Sometimes, free software programs result in far more negative outcomes. For example, VPN companies (Virtual Private Network) may offer clients complimentary access to their products. Given that premium VPN services … Continue Reading…

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6 Secret Techniques to Improve Your Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is used to maintain your online privacy and hide your true identity from prying eyes. The moment you connect to a website, you are at risk of sharing your personal information with a server at a remote location. Not many people are aware of the benefits of using VPN services. They believe that a VPN can actually slow down their browsing experience. Even if this is true to some extent, there are certain implementations that can speed up one’s browsing experience. Some such techniques we shall discuss here below. 1. Check the speed of your … 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 Easy Online Hacks You Probably Know but Never Care to Follow

As you go online, you stream across hundreds of sites, window-shop thousands of products, make payments, tap on popups, and do what not! You know it might get fishy somewhere sometime, but that thought evades in front of the freedom the online world offers. While most of you might have never been a victim of cybercrimes, there are many who have become and the numbers grow as we speak. Cybercrimes are at an all-time high, primarily due to the fact that a majority of the population barely thinks twice before clicking on any random link. If the general population could exert … 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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Companies That Live Up to Their Branding Hype on Customer Satisfaction

For assured success in the current digital market, brands have to be authentic in their online marketing. This is especially so because people want authenticity in branding, particularly due to the prominence of advertising online. For brands, digital marketing is no longer only about getting seen by the market. But it is about ensuring that the message you put across is identifiable, relatable, reliable and verifiable. Basis of authentic branding As mentioned, authentic branding is not just rooted in growing visibility and recognition as is the case with traditional marketing. Instead, it focuses on ensuring that the brand builds trust … 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…