Facebook was in trouble back in September 2018, when hackers took advantage of an exploit in one of their social media features. This led to over two billion user accounts being compromised, including personal information like usernames, gender, email addresses, location check-ins, and relationship statuses.
Nowadays, it's difficult to feel safe doing anything online because you may easily get infected by spyware. Just click one wrong email or website link, and your computer will run slower than usual, you’ll lose important files, or you’ll need to reformat and reinstall your operating system.
The quicker small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow their business across local and international regions, the more they demand practical solutions that improve their collaboration and communication with remote employees. VoIP tools meet this demand because they are perfect for wireless telecommunication infrastructures: they support enterprise mobility and are cost-effective.
Newer and more complex cyberthreats like ransomware (malware that is programmed to deny access to a computer until a ransom is paid) and illegal cryptocurrency mining (using someone’s computing power without their knowledge, putting additional strain on the hardware) will require your business to update its cybersecurity system often.
Is your enterprise still running its business applications on Windows 7? You only have a few months to go before January 14, 2020, when Microsoft will no longer support the operating system (OS).
While your company can still use Windows 7 past its end-of-support (EOS) date, the risks of encountering a data breach are higher, and your business will be noncompliant with industry standards like HIPAA since the developers will stop issuing software updates for it.
A decade ago, Microsoft released Windows Server 2008 to the public. This server operating system (OS) was known for innovative features like data compression and compatibility with many third-party applications. But nothing lasts forever, as Windows Server 2008 will reach the end of its product life cycle by January 14, 2020. While enterprises may continue using the platform, doing so will expose them to major security risks, since Microsoft will no longer issue software updates or add new features to it.
Despite the fact that Windows 7's end-of-life support is approaching fast, some small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) may have a hard time upgrading to Windows 10. The good news is that Microsoft will continue providing premium features and security updates for Windows 7 until 2023 but only for Professional and Enterprise users.
There are more and more small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) falling victim to ransomware every day. This is why SMBs across all industries must brace for cyberattacks and take precautions to protect their systems, including making sure their files are backed up.
More organizations across the globe are switching to Windows 10, but there are those — including some small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) — that are still using Windows 7. In fact, 40.1% of the world’s computers are still running Windows 7, which turns 10 in July 2019.
However, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 soon, so if your company is still using it, you might want to consider upgrading your OS to prevent issues in the future.
When you think about moving your small- to medium-sized business (SMB) to a new workspace, you get excited as you imagine the finished product — everyone in your company thriving and working in a shiny new, completely organized office. Then panic sets in as you realize you must figure out how to get everything in the building ready for transfer, and how to settle in once the move is done.