Four Banking and Financial Data Security Tips

Banks have always been a target for crime. With that much money and personal data financial institutions hold, thieves and other criminals are always searching for ways to break past security. In the digital world where cash is not the currency but numbers on a screen, hackers have become the new bank robbers. Hackers are looking for weak spots in your virtual security and, unfortunately for most institutions, there are a lot of them. Here are some basic data security tips to keep consumers’ data and dollars safeguarded. Prevent Internal Breaches Sadly, internal breaches are a common data security risk. Employees need to undergo thorough background checks and perform regular…

Back to School Safety: The Virus Threats You Need to Be Aware Of

It’s that back to school time of year again where everyone experiences rejuvenation and feeling of starting fresh in the air. With a renewed mindset of starting over, it is time to look at the security of your computer and systems. There are quite a few virus threats going around and your computer could be the next target. Learn what they are and how you can prevent risk to practice back to school safety. Ransomware At the beginning of the year, we talked about Cryptowall Ransomware that was targeting law firms in the US. Now ransomware has spread across the world, targeting everyone from businesses to students. A recent report…

IoT Data Security Tips for HVAC Companies

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an incredible evolution in tech that many HVAC companies are seeing great value in. However, IoT data security is a huge concern in the relatively new technology. For example, the Target data breach was caused due to faulty security with their HVAC vendor. Here are some tips to ensure your IoT data security is ready to handle any threat your HVAC company comes across. Start with Security Often it is too little too late for some HVAC companies once they realize there are security issues with their IoT tech, but if you are just starting out it is good to put security at the forefront…

Celebrate Simplify Your Life Week with Cloud Computing

The first week of August is known nationally as Simplify Your Life Week. One of the best ways to simplify your life, especially on a professional level, is to transition to cloud computing. The cloud offers vast storage, accessibility and security benefits for all of your data.   Better Storage Options Traditionally, data would be stored on a physical hard drive with a certain amount of space available that is prone to corruption, destruction and theft. With the cloud, all data storage is virtual. Instead of having to buy a new hard drive any time you want to upgrade storage, you can complete this action virtually at a much lower…