6 Simple Tools to Boost Your Cyber Defenses

Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law holds that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This law manifests itself in the world of cybersecurity when network security professionals devise a new defense against hacking, and hackers respond with new tools and techniques to breach a network elsewhere.

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An organization may not be able to stop hackers, but it can at least stay ahead of them with a few simple tools that will at least slow down their development of new hacking tools in response to any new cyber defenses that the organization might implement. Six of the better cyber defense boosting tools are as follows:

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Cyber Security Threats and Your IT Team: Are They Ready to Protect Your Business?

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Cybercrime is a serious problem that costs billions of dollars every year. Not only is it continuing to increase, cyber attacks are becoming more customized and sophisticated. Not only that, the list of computer crimes is growing. It currently includes:

  • Intellectual property theft: this includes theft of any copyrighted material, trademark violations and theft of trade secrets.
  • Phishing scams: hacking a computer and sending multiple emails with the intent to deceive recipients, often into sending money or giving out personal information.
  • Circumvention of security systems: interference with security cameras and alarm systems in order to gain illegal entry.
  • Spreading viruses: worms and viruses can have a devastating effect on your business’s continuity and cost you monetarily and in lost data.
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Ways To Improve The Cyber Security For Your Small Business

Owning a small business provides many perks, but unfortunately there is one major pitfall when it comes to being a small business owner and that is being vulnerable to a cyber attack. Small businesses can be easy targets for cyber attacks as many small businesses simply don’t have the resources and money to put into a huge IT team to ensure that all of their important business and client information and documents is secure.

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With a little training and education though, you can make yourself and your business less vulnerable to a cyber attack. Here are a few ways to improve the cyber security for your small business.…

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What Small Businesses Can Learn about Cyber Security from Corporate Solutions like Strixus

One of the major concerns that small businesses have is in finding the resources for Cyber Threat Detection that large corporations have at their disposal. Although small companies may not have the budget necessary to employ the latest cyber security threat detection for their companies, they can learn what it is Strixus does and how even a few small tweaks to their current cyber security can offer added layers of protection.

Cyber security tips for small business

According to CEO and co-founder of Massive Alliance, Brook Zimmatore, “It’s all about learning how we go about identifying threats. If you need a place to start, there are key areas of concern.”

A Very Basic Look at What Strixus Is and Does

What Strixus does that is above and beyond the ordinary cyber security platform is use a multi-level approach to identifying threats.…

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Three Tips For Protecting Your Business Online

When it comes to doing business online, there are plenty of areas where you business could face danger. From hackers crashing your website and stealing information from you and your customers, to adware and spyware making use of your computer a pain, and costing you a good deal of money. For every way there is to protect your computer a hacker seems to come up with some new attack.

Online security

All you can do is your best. Make sure that you have all of the items set in place to protect you and your customer’s information, and make sure that you are updating that software often.…

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Best Practices to Avoid a Data Breach This Winter

The expected rise in holiday sales this year is good news for small businesses— and for hackers attempting to steal sensitive customer information. While headlines have focused on security breaches at big corporations like Target, Neiman Marcus and most recently, Home Depot, small businesses are not immune to such attacks; in fact, an alarming 71 percent of all security breaches target small businesses.

Cyber security

Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and frequent each year. A 2013 technology survey of small business owners conducted by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) shows that 44 percent of respondents have been victim to cyber-attacks. While respondents said “security issues” was the second biggest technological challenge in their businesses, almost 30 percent had little to no understanding of cyber security.…

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How to Mitigate Unpredictable DDoS Attacks and Protect Your Digital Business Assets

Over the last year, distributed denial-of-service DDoS attacks have gotten stronger and evolved in strategy and tactics as cyber-criminals get smarter. With increased reports of “smoke screening”, where attackers use DDoS attacks to distract IT staff while inserting malware to breach confidential data such as bank account credentials and client data. Over 50% of attacked companies reported theft of funds, data or intellectual property. These types of attacks are more powerful but short-lived and more precise than prolonged strikes whose goal is extended downtime.

Protecting your digital assets from DDoS attacks

DDoS attacks vary in both sophistication and intensity. Attackers typically make fake requests that look like random garbage on the network, or more troublesome; make the attack traffic look exactly like real web traffic.…

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Don’t Let Your IT System Become Your Business’ Downfall

Technology is now an integral part of all businesses, no matter what the industry.

Without the right technology, your business is likely to fail, which is why many small business owners are keen to invest in the latest IT systems and electronic devices. This, they assume, will help increase staff productivity, business efficiency and the overall quality of their customers’ experience.

IT system breach

Despite the necessity of having a comprehensive IT system in place, there are problems and issues which your business’ IT presents. There have been many horror stories over the last few years about large companies becoming the victims of hackers; their customers’ private information and business’s sensitive data being accessed by third-parties.…

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