Network security is a broad term that doesn’t refer to a specific type of product; rather, it’s a set of tools you can use to fortify your network from external and internal threats. In its simplest form, it refers to a set of rules and configurations put in place to safeguard the accessibility, integrity, and confidentiality of your data infrastructure.
No business leader likes to imagine worst-case scenario cyberattacks, but as the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail. Many cyberattacks and data breaches result in the affected company closing its doors for good or, at best, struggling to repair its damaged reputation and overcome legal sanctions.
Spam has been a nuisance ever since email was created. In fact, it accounts for 14.5 billion emails sent every day. It also costs the global economy billions of dollars every year in lost productivity and unnecessary bandwidth usage. And that’s before we even start looking into the more serious threats certain types of spam poses, such as phishing scams and malicious attachments.
The internet has transformed our lives beyond measure, but one of the most important trends of all is the rise of the remote workforce and the gig economy. More people are working from home or on the move than ever. Many others are even leaving traditional employment behind to go freelance.
Industrialized countries are becoming increasingly reliant on their service economies driven by the fast pace of technological development. Traditional service-based businesses aside, almost every business is now taking advantage of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). That’s where it all started, and it’s still by far the largest distribution model of all.
As business leaders struggle to navigate increasingly complex technology ecosystems, it may sound counterproductive to incorporate a multi-cloud strategy that makes use of multiple IT services. After all, relying on a single service provider is inherently simpler.
No matter what your business’s IT infrastructure looks like today, there is always room for improvement. Some upgrades are worth the time and effort while others lack a sufficient return on investment. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is one of the worthy upgrades regardless of a business’s size, location, or industry.
Given the endless news about malware, phishing, and other cybercrime today, you might have also heard about the dangers of the dark web. But what exactly is the dark web? If you surmised that it's a hidden place on the internet where cybercriminals lurk, then you're partly correct.
Cybersecurity is a complex and constantly changing field. Just when security experts develop a cutting-edge security application, hackers have already found different ways to compromise business systems.
It also doesn’t help that there are several myths perpetuated about hackers and security practices.
According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019, 32% of the companies that were surveyed experienced at least one data breach within the last 12 months. The study noted that hackers did not discriminate between a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) and a major enterprise; also, smaller organizations spent little on cybersecurity, most likely due to a lack of funds.