Types of Cyber-attacks and how to prevent it

Let’s examine the most common type of cyber-attacks that your business could face and ways to avoid them.

  1. Malware is an all-encompassing term for a variety of cyber threats including Trojans, viruses and worms. Malware is simply defined as code with malicious intent that typically steals data or destroys something on the computer.

How does it work? Malware is most often introduced to a system through email attachments, software downloads or operating system vulnerabilities. 

How can I prevent it? The best way to prevent malware is to avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown senders. Continue reading Types of Cyber-attacks and how to prevent it

What is a Web Filter and Content Filter?

Web Filter also known as Content Control Software is a kind of software which is installed on a user’s computer to prevent the user from being able to access anonymous/uncategorized websites. It’s the preferred method by which most organizations implement, to protect sensitive information from leaking out to other Internet sites. Social media sites are usually blocked by the Web Filter to protect corporate and other personal data from being leaked out by accident. Continue reading What is a Web Filter and Content Filter?

Data Breach – Why you should care and what you should do

What is a data breach?

  • A data breach is an incident where information is stolen or taken from a system without the knowledge or authorization of the system’s owner.
  • Victims of data breach are usually large companies or organizations and the data stolen may typically be sensitive, proprietary or confidential in nature.
  • Data breach may involve personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets or intellectual property.

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