While technology such as your IT infrastructure has many potential benefits for your business, it requires meticulous management to ensure it doesn’t create risks and problems. One essential task you can’t go without is managing your network’s vulnerabilities. As part of this process, vulnerability scanning must be an important topic in your organization. Let’s guide you through its basic elements.
- By ALCiT Team
- POSTED IN Technology
- With 0 COMMENTS
- BLOG POST TYPE
Technology is expanding at a rapid rate and since we live in a digital world most industries are using computers to run their businesses. As a result, companies must maintain their software and hardware devices to prevent security breaches & errors on their applications.
To maintain and protect online systems, tech professionals use software to manage them. This includes security information and event management (SIEM) software.
‘There’s an app for that!
This is a popular saying and yes, there are apps to perform a multitude of functions for consumers AND businesses these days. Apps make life easier. They boost workflow. And they are so entertaining.
But here’s an unfortunate truth: apps also create risk.
For consumers’ personal data safety and for the sake of lowering business risks, no one should stay oblivious. The permissions and privacy settings you often ignore could be the one thing that prevents chaos. So, are you using them wisely?
Spoiler alert: yes. Last month, here , we looked into phishing and some of the actions you could take to protect yourself. This month, we want to dive a little deeper into what makes email so dangerous, but also, what you can do to protect yourself and your company (because as bad email is, we still need it to get a lot of things done).
The device most people carry around with them all day is swiftly becoming one of the biggest threats around. A mobile device, SmartPhone or tablet. With criminals continuously looking for soft targets and with society putting so much trust in their phones, it was bound to happen sooner or later: cyber hackers are launching attacks, such as malware, on individuals and industries using mobile techniques. And it’s happening more and more.
What do you need to know to protect yourself, staff and your business?
When you hear the term ‘encryption’ you probably think ‘security’. That’s a fair enough assumption because encryption is how most of today’s online traffic is kept protected. The problem is that this technology can be used by criminals for their benefit too, which calls for additional measures to keep end-users safe from cyber-attacks.
It is for this reason that DPI-SSL has become a priority for many businesses.
The term ‘phishing’ has become rather common, hasn’t it? And we’re not talking about discussions between IT experts. After years of reports, studies & information sharing, consumers know the term and more people know to watch out for possible scams lurking in their inboxes.
But there’s bad news heading your way. In the same way tech keeps on evolving, cyber criminals change tactics too. And now, they’ve moved from trying to reach you via your email, to focusing on your mobile device.
‘If something works, why change it?’
If this is your approach to some business matters, you may be missing out on huge benefits. With innovation being the norm these days there’s an endless list of resources to consider for your company. They can help you enjoy higher productivity, an improved reputation and even help cut costs.
We’re not saying everything in your business needs an overhaul. Something as simple as a better communication system has transformed how many companies operate.
While technology has brought society many benefits over the years, it’s also a reality that these innovations carry risks. This is true when it comes to emails too, with a growing concern that a single email could give a hacker access to companies’ or individuals’ private information. This can easily happen through phishing emails created by cyber criminals.
So, how do you stop this from happening to your company?