What To Do if You’re a Victim of Hacking

You might have all the necessary security software programs newly installed with a solid, reliable firewall and enough passwords to secure Fort Knox. Unfortunately, there’s not always much you can do if you’ve already been hacked and the lack of advice for victims often leaves you feeling both vulnerable and frustrated. Hackers are capable of finding innovative ways of accessing your personal files, your network and your email once they’ve got past your firewall or if you keep accessing networks without a security password. It’s not particularly reassuring to note that anyone could be hacked and you can never really be fully protected. Therefore, here are three important steps to take if you’re a victim of hacking. Virus Scanner As mentioned before, it doesn’t...

The High Tech Security You Can Expect in the Future – And the New Issues We Will Face

This technology uses examples of current cutting edge technology and research to speculate on the future of security – both what it will be capable of and the issues it will have to deal with. As technology continues to improve, many areas of our lives are being irreversibly transformed. Normally this is for the better, but it’s certainly always interesting and it’s fascinating journey seeing where technology will take us next. This applies to areas that we often don’t think of from a technological standpoint too, such as security. Already we’re seeing some impressively high-tech security implementations; cars you don’t /need to unlock, and phones that can register a finger print, but in future you can expect this to be transformed...

How to Ensure Physical Security for Your Data and Files

This article looks at the risk of people stealing data by directly logging onto your computer or stealing the entire machine – an angle often forgotten. A lot of attention is given to increasing security for files and data. People often talk about using the right passwords and installing the best security software in order to keep personal details safe, and this is doubly important for businesses that look after the personal data of hundreds of clients and staff as well of course. But the question we should ask ourselves is whether digital security is really enough, or whether we should be protecting our files physically as well. For while you might have defended yourself against people hacking your computer online, there may well be little stopping them from...

Working from Home: Internet Security Tips and Advice

If you’re an avid user of the Internet, you’ll probably already know that despite its undeniable advantages, it’s also home to scammers, hackers and thieves planning their next target. While larger corporations may bear the brunt of these attacks, the fact of the matter is, nobody is safe. Even those of us who choose to work from home have to be careful when it comes to internet security, ensuring that we cover the bases to make our time online as safe as possible. Head over to the Symantec website and you can find various tools, tips and software that can be used to improve your online security. A recent infographic by them, split into two parts – part 1 and part 2 can both be found online – tells us of a significant shift in targeted attacks, with more small...

Cyber Security Awareness Month: October

The Department of Homeland Security has designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Obviously, cyber security is vital to our national security, hence the official month of awareness. Computers, mobile devices, and the Internet itself are vulnerable to attack, either from foreign governments and enemies or criminals. How important should cyber security be to you? The answer is incredibly important. Take a moment and imagine the tasks you accomplish daily: paying bills, banking, communication, filing taxes, watching news, etc. All of these tasks have one thing in common; in some fashion, they all rely on the Internet. Even the electricity used to power your house is facilitated via the Internet, as are all emergency communications for police,...

Technology Powered Managed Security Services

You do not need to have your own private army to protect you from harm. The fact is that technology has made great strides in enabling managed security services. Make sure that you contact a professional agency as a security service provider. Here is a visual guide: Reference Site