Posts Categorized: Data Security

Steps to Take If You Think Your Computer Has a Virus

When it comes to your computer, it’s the gateway to the Internet and a target for hackers. Malware can come in many forms, like an innocent-looking email that contains a virus that infects your computer. There’s also ransomware, where hackers lock your personal information until you pay them.    Once hackers have access to your… Read More »

How to Find Out if You Are Involved in a Data Breach

Data breaches are on the rise and are often caused by simple mistakes with compromised credentials. From easy-to-guess account usernames to weak passwords, hackers gain entry and access data.   And the damage is big. According to IBM, the average cost of a data breach in 2021 for US companies was $4.24 million. When it comes… Read More »

The 2023 Guide to Improved Workplace Data Security

Thousands of data breaches happen each year, with the number only on the rise. It’s why companies need to ensure they are informed about the latest ways hackers try to steal data, as well as how to respond to threats. To help you in the year ahead, here are some tips to keep in mind. … Read More »

A Look at Top Phone Security Threats in 2022 & How to Avoid Them

Your phone is more than a tool to communicate, store photos and contacts, schedule your life, and access apps. It’s also a threat to your personal data. In fact, more and more cybercriminals are looking to mobile devices as a way target people’s lives, from finances to sensitive information and more. Whatever type of phone… Read More »

How to Secure Your Sensitive OneDrive Files with a Personal Vault

Don’t like storing your sensitive data and documents on your laptop? There’s a security feature that can help. With a Personal Vault, you can store OneDrive files, like tax- and personal-finance related ones, safely with an extra layer of protection in the form of authentication. This means you don’t have to delete them or worry… Read More »

How to Find & Remove Spyware from Your Phone

For most people, their phones have become an extension of themselves. From photos to calendars, contacts, and social media apps, they work together to create your digital identity. At the same time, they also offer a potential weakness where hackers, or even government and law enforcement agencies, can implant spyware. It can be hard to… Read More »

Magecart Attacks Are Still Around. And They Are Becoming Stealthier

While there aren’t as many Magecart attacks as in the past, hackers are getting smarter and stealthier as to how to find your blind spots. It’s why businesses large and small need to be aware. Even huge companies, from British Airways to Ticketmaster, have fallen prey to the risk that Magecart presents in recent times.… Read More »