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Whether it’s warranted or not, some people are worried about the spread of the Ebola virus. Office employees should also be concerned with the many other cooties that remain on common surfaces. This points to sanitation as a primary issue, especially in public places like your office. Among many other surprising germ-transmitting mediums, like money, cats, and dogs, technology accumulates a lot of ilk which could potentially spread to the entire office… that is, if you’re not careful to nip it in the bud.
With the Internet of Things connecting more devices to the Internet, these devices can potentially be turned to nefarious use. Despite all of the benefits of the Internet of Things, like big data analytics, anything connected to the Internet is threatened by cyber crime to at least some degree. In fact, some professionals believe that the Internet of Things will usher in an era of new types of cyber crime; murder included.
If your business were to lose important files due to an unexpected Microsoft Office crash or hardware failure, what would you do? Losing files can be difficult to recover from, especially if you aren’t using a cloud service which saves automatically after every edit. Lost files don’t benefit anyone, and if they are important, it could even put your business at risk. But don’t worry; there’s a way to recover lost Office files if things turn sour.
As a business owner, you have an obligation to keep your data and network files safe from prying eyes and criminals. The latest threats, like the new Cryptowall 2.0 ransomware, can be a difficult hurdle to jump, especially when they are disguised and designed to ruin you. Thankfully, you don’t have to take on these threats alone.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off its fourth week today with an emphasis on how SMBs can better protect themselves from cybersecurity threats. In keeping in tune with this theme, TechSquad IT, also issued today an urgent security alert on a virus known as Cryptowall 2.0. The document warns that “You should immediately advise your staff to not open ANY ZIP or PDF files that are sent to you through e-mail. This new virus arrives as an e-mail that contains a zip or PDF file that pretends to be an invoice, purchase order, bill, complaint or other business communication. If you receive such a message, you should verify with the sender that they did in fact send this message prior to opening the attachment.”
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