Effective cybersecurity addresses 5 core functions in a holistic manner which evolve with the threat environment.
Locking down school environments is virtually impossible with BYOD and BYOA, so school administrators need best practices to secure their students and staff.
Season one of last summer’s hit new TV show, Mr. Robot, was filled with interesting and, for the most part, accurately portrayed hacks. The hacks were carried out by the show’s main character Elliot and hacker group fsociety. Their goal throughout the season was to take down the multi-national conglomerate, E Corp.
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Although the hacks on the show were rather complex and to a certain extent elaborate, there are a few things SMBs can learn from them.
Companies of all sizes in multiple sectors lose sensitive information, millions of dollars, and their good reputation every year to cyberattacks.
Human error accounts for an estimated 95 percent of security incidents.
Being aware of a few simple things about security in the workplace can help prevent attacks, which is not only important to the financial bottom line, but it's also important to customer and employee privacy.
The Mid-Valley Literacy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Keizer, Oregon, where adults come to improve their literacy skills in order to increase their economic stability and overall quality of life. With 25 staff members, the majority of which are volunteers, the center found itself trying to manage a variety of platforms and deal with the complexities that come with allowing their staff to use their personal devices for work purposes.
Last week was an exciting week for professionals in the security industry. CeBIT 2016, an annual global conference with an emphasis on digital business and transformation, brought in security experts from across the globe to Hanover, Germany.
During the third day of CeBIT, Avast CEO Vince Steckler spoke on a panel titled “Safeguarding Business”.
The Avast business solutions team is excited to announce the newest update to Avast for Business – Task Scheduling.
Now Avast for Business users can set the date, time, and frequency for all scans, updates, and system shutdowns. This reduces the impact on your workforce and increases your protection.
"The task scheduler in the Premium version of Avast for Business gives IT managers the ability to plan all their tasks in advance," explained Martin Svoboda, Avast for Business's technical product manager. "Even more, they can set up how often tasks will be executed, which means that this feature saves their time!"
Better protection, less disruption
We recommend that IT managers schedule a weekly full-system scan to ensure that your network is safe. You can also schedule scans to run over night or during lunchtime to preserve productivity. Check out these examples:
Every year we celebrate Data Privacy Day by thinking about what we post online, what methods we use to connect, and the security of the devices we use.
Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Avast knows that security these days means more than protection against viruses. Online threats put your security and personal data at risk. You not only have to protect your desktop PC, but also your mobile devices. Your privacy can be violated by the apps you use, and bad guys can even invade your home through your home router.
Fortunately, these threats can be managed when you take the advice of Data Privacy Day:
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Here's some tips and solutions from Avast to help you manage all the privacy needs on your devices.
Share with care
Think about the consequences of what you post online, especially in social networks. Think about what others could learn about you and who might see your posts in the future ‒ teachers, parents, colleges, and potential employers.
Businesses and organizations use Avast for Business, the security solution that’s easy to deploy and manage (and free!).
Business sectors such as education, retail, healthcare, IT consulting firms love and use Avast business security solutions for their ease-of-use and effectiveness against threats. In less than a year, more than one million devices have been secured by our cloud-managed security solution. A reason for its success is because many businesses, schools, and other organizations lack the IT resources to install costly and complex security solutions.
"SMBs are not just targets of cybercrime, they are its principal target"
says a U.S. Security and Exchange Commission report from last fall. In fact, the majority of all targeted cyberattacks last year were directed at SMBs.