“Facebook is free and always will be.” That’s what Mark Zuckerberg said and it’s true… sort of. Most people think that Facebook makes its’ money selling advertising and to a certain extent that is true. But the real money they make comes from you.
Trust. Every day we put our trust in others. Sometimes the trust is earned. Sometimes we don’t have much of a choice. When we get in our car and head down the road we trust the drivers on the opposite side of the street will remain in their own lane and not hit us head on.
I don’t need a crystal ball to determine if a particular stock will plummet. All I have to do is buy some shares and down it goes. I don’t need to see an advance copy of tomorrow’s newspaper to see which retailer will be hacked. All I need to do is check my credit card statement. If I shop there they have
Just about everyone who uses a computer knows that there are security risks. You know you need anti-virus software. You know you need to use passwords. You try to avoid opening emails that might be dangerous. But do know the biggest vulnerably to your business’s security?Three basics of Security:
Users are the bane of the IT team’s efforts to keep things safe. They tend to find new and different ways of creating chaos and defeating all safeguards which have been put in place. If it were legal to do so, it might be helpful to charge the user who caused the entire network to be infected or have all of the company’s data encrypted and held for ransom, for the cost of making things right. This is unlikely as you cannot even sue the maker of the anti-virus program that should have prevented many of these events in the first place. Aside from basic common sense, unfortunately a rare commodity among computer users, there are some basic measures which may be taken to protect the company from harm:
A “Company Internet and Email Usage Policy” form is available free on our website at www.AnswersNow.com. Download it, have your legal team check it over, print it and actually get all users to sign it. Don’t be shy about it. Announce that it is required. Let your users know you are serious. If you aren’t certain that you have all of the protections you need for your network, we will gladly, free of charge, do a full network analysis and report our findings to you. Even if you have an IT team you are happy with, it never hurts to get a second opinion. We have a free Network Evaluation form available on our website at www.AnswersNow.com.
Houston we have a problem… NASA, our amazing national space program, wasn’t built from scratch. To keep startup costs down, the officials in charge of starting the program looked around at what the government already had built (such as military bases, technical design centers, etc.) across the country and cobbled together a network of computers, manufacturing facilities and