There’s No Expiration Date for Your Data on the Dark Web

Frozen Clock represents No Expiration Date Data Dark Web

With data breaches impacting organizations on what seems like a daily basis, there’s a very good chance that your personal information has been compromised — and once it is leaked onto the Dark Web, you are vulnerable forever. According to the 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report, the total number of data breaches decreased in 2018, however, the number of stolen records climbed more than 126 percent. Not only is that a significant increase in the amount of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) that is now in the hands of cybercriminals, but it is also an indication that breaches have become larger, exposing more pieces of data per incident. Continue reading

Does Your Business Plan Include Data Protection?

Business Data Protection

It’s always something …and so long as you plan for that reality, you’re on the right path. This is as true in personal life as it is in business. Except in business, owners have the added consideration of impacting the livelihood of their employees and the needs of their customers. Even the smallest business has the potential for a wide-reaching effect — will yours be a positive contribution, or a negative one? Continue reading

Laptop Security in Seven Simple Steps

Laptop security

Imagine that tomorrow you wake up to find out a virus has infected your laptop and all your files have vanished. Your family photos, your spreadsheet of online passwords (a major security faux pas) and that report you need for a meeting later today — all gone.

Scratch that.

What if a burglar broke in and stole your laptop (as well as a few other parting gifts)? All those valuable documents and the costly investment of the computer itself are now in the hands of a criminal. Was your laptop even password-protected? If not, the thief could use your information to access your bank accounts, open new accounts in your name and even use your business documents to commit fraud.

So how can you protect yourself and your company from such threats?

Take proactive steps to secure your investment and personal and business information with these seven laptop security tips: Continue reading