Posts Categorized: Data Security

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 »

Soaking vs. Shredding: Which is better for disposing of your documents?

When you don’t take the necessary steps to properly dispose of paper documents, you can risk your business security as well as the information of your clients. There are several ways to make sure your documents are disposed of properly, but two of the most common ways are soaking and shredding. Your data security depends… Read More »

3 Tips for Disposing of Documents Securely

Your company’s records are a critical resource and disposal requires the right investment to ensure your compliance with federal and state regulations as well as ensuring the security of your employee’s and client’s information. Poor record disposal can result in security breaches, loss of confidential information, and lost privacy. But disposal is no longer just… Read More »

A Guide to Document Security: What to Do and What NOT to Do

Document security can get a little complicated. How do you dispose of digital documents? How long do you need to hang on to records? Can you recycle shredded document? Lots of questions like these can leave business owners spinning. But the key is in knowing that your data security depends on establishing reliable processes and… Read More »

How to Safely Protect Your Data from Viruses

Protecting your data seems to be getting more complicated by the day. The fraudulent access of information online has really become something that businesses and civilians all need to take seriously to stay safe in the digital era. One of the most common entry points for a hacker is a virus downloaded to your device.… Read More »