Australia has just passed a dangerous anti-encryption law after there's been a compromise between the two different political giants. Now I don't normally get into political stuff because I find it boring and contradictory a lot of the time, but this is something that's going to affect every single person, especially if you're an Australian business.
Cyber Security News to Help You Protect for Your Business
Cybercriminals do not discriminate. No matter how big or small your company, it can become a victim of hacking, phishing and other cyber attacks so stay up to date with cyber security news and learn how you can ensure the security of your company’s data.
Working From Home – How to Stay Secure
So your employer has let you work from home and now you're wondering “how do you stay secure?” There are more and more employees that are working from home nowadays and it's becoming the norm. I personally think is fantastic because it's lowering the number of cars that we have on the roads during peak times, which is a huge problem. You go along and there are five cars each with one person in them, instead of one car with five people in. There are more traffic and greenhouse gas emissions for no reason. Anyway, that's another story. What we're going to be doing today is discussing how to stay secure from both a business perspective, as well as from the freelancer remote workers perspective. Let's start with the freelancer.
How To Keep Your Business Secured Online?
I'm in the security field where we have to keep many, many businesses safe online, day in, day out, 24 hours a day. It's obviously a really, really important idea to make sure your business is safe online. There are lots of free tools and utilities out there that can help you keep things safe. As the old adage goes, If you can't afford an expensive tool, wait until you see how much the price of a cheap tool will cost you. It can impact your business greatly. We see it all the time, where people don't have tools in place, to keep their business safe.
How to Combat Email Overload?
Emails can be both a blessing and a curse for businesses. They are an essential part to most jobs, and the amount of emails that we are receiving is growing day by day. What I find is there is most people have no solution put in place to manage the influx of emails and stay on top of it. The average company that's been around for a few years will be receiving anywhere between 250 to 500 emails a day. That's for a small company of about five to eight users.
This is the season to get hacked!
Around Christmas time we see the amount of attacks on websites, work stations, servers, businesses, and cloud infrastructure increase exponentially. Make sure that your systems are patched and are up to date, and be on your toes for any scam calls, letters or emails because they are an all time high around now.
How to Deal With Spam this Holiday Season
Ho, ho, ho, ho! You better look out, you better not cry, spam's coming back to you from the mail guy.