The Best Cyber Security Practices for 2020

Did you know that there are an estimated 200 billion connected devices in the world? As the number of devices continues to increase, so do the security risks associated with these devices.     According to Latest Hacking News, there are four simple ways you can help protect your business from a cyber attack. Because after all, a cyber attack can happen to any company.    First, it’s important to update your phone. Some people may not update their phone in fear that they won’t like the update, and others may ignore the update request altogether. However, phone updates often address security vulnerabilities and limit bugs.   Second, only use a…

Seven Steps To Prevent Ransomware Attacks

In the first three quarters of 2019, 7.2 billion malware attacks were recorded, including 151.9 million ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malware that denies access to files, company devices and network systems until a monetary demand is paid in bitcoin. The number of attacks surprisingly decreased by 5 percent from last 2018, but they are still a harmful threat to a company.  According to an article by StateScoop, there are seven ways your company can prevent and limit the impact of ransomware attacks. Practice Thoughtful Backups  Backing up data is one of the single most effective ways of recovering from a ransomware attack, but it’s important to make…

How Artificial Intelligence Will Influence Cybersecurity In 2020

Did you know that an estimated 230,000 malware codes are created by hackers every day? Cybersecurity is a critical issue involving personal, public and business data. As we start the new year, how will companies combat this global problem?  According to the Wall Street Journal, the answer might be artificial intelligence or AI. In the year ahead, companies that use AI to prevent phishing, malware and breaches will have more success protecting their data from cybersecurity attacks than those that do not. AI is extremely important as machine learning-based AI capabilities become incorporated into everyday life. Machine learning is a part of artificial intelligence which has proven to be extremely…

The Importance Of Password Security In 2020

Did you know that passwords are the biggest target for cyber attacks? Risky behaviors such as the use of automatic saving functions in browsers or saving passwords in plain text format in desktop files will endanger even the most secure password. Regular password checks improve security in an organization by ensuring the complexity and strength of all access keys and prompting users to change their passwords if they are too weak. But how do you keep track of all these ever-changing passwords?  Unlike many services that you trust with your password, you can at least assume that a password manager is doing everything to protect you, including adhering to best…