It can be scary out there in the digital world. It seems like not a week goes by where we don’t hear about phishing emails, unpatched vulnerabilities, or the latest strain of ransomware exposing the data of millions of people and businesses to the prying eyes of malicious actors. Every person and every business are potential targets with some of the largest companies in the world susceptible to the same vulnerabilities as the average Joe at their home computer (phishing being a prime example). But all is not lost as October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! What better time to review your cybersecurity practices, discover where you can make improvements, and seize the chance to make positive change? Consider it a fall “spring cleaning” for your digital life and business.
Earlier this week, the FBI urged thousands of small business and home office internet users to reboot their routers to prevent the impact of VPNFilter, the latest malware threat to businesses and consumers. Hours after the story broke, I was invited to WTNH News 8's studios to do a Facebook live Q&A.
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When it comes to virtualizing your office, it’s important to consider whether you should replace older methods with their digital alternatives. Ever since the development of cloud technology, one option we have had is to replace local backup methods with off-site, cloud storage. To help you weigh your options, we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons to each method.
With Hewlett Packard Enterprise's recent announcement that it will soon be bringing the ground-breaking InfoSight technology to its 3PAR StoreServe, the value of HPE's recent acquisition of Nimble Software is more clear than ever. The move means InfoSight will soon be available across a full portfolio of HPE data solutions: from systems for small businesses all the way up to the largest enterprises. This makes HPE’s storage portfolio the most complete in the industry. Since InfoSight learns by analyzing data from its installed base, it's about to get a whole lot smarter.
When HPE acquired 3PAR back in 2010, their Storage Array Network got a boost that made them a contender in data security, and storage against companies like Dell EMC and IBM. So far, this flash-optimized data security has successfully competed in the mid-range, and enterprise level storage arenas.
Facebook is the latest highly recognizable company to make headlines for a data scandal with a staggering number attached. This time, it’s the profile data of 50 87 million users that was given without their consent to a third party who used their data to influence an election. In the cannon of major data breaches—Equifax, Target, Anthem, etc.—Facebook’s is a unique case with its own set of takeaways for businesses.
As business operations are increasingly conducted online, businesses in all industries are becoming more susceptible to cybersecurity breaches. I was recently invited to discuss cybersecurity concerns and best practices for real estate agents on Real Estate Radio, a show broadcast on CBS Radio 94.9FM here in Connecticut and hosted by One and Company Real Estate’s Byron Lazine and financial planner Pat Kenny. Our discussion wound up being quite universal and applicable to almost any industry. Here are some of the highlights of my interview with Byron and Pat. Below, you’ll find the full transcript and audio of the conversation.
Just under a week into the New Year and the world is already experiencing the first critical vulnerability in 2018. Researchers have discovered two security vulnerabilities that collectively affect most modern chips made by Intel, AMD, and ARM. If exploited, a hacker could potentially steal data from the breached machine ranging from emails and browsing data to login credentials. So, what are these vulnerabilities and what steps can you take to protect your business network from them?