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What is spyware, and why is it dangerous?

Spyware refers to any kind of malicious software designed to gather data about victims. While that’s a fairly loose definition, and there’s a lot of crossover with other forms of malware, it’s not something you want to have anywhere near your business network.

The elements of a strong backup strategy for your business

When disaster strikes, a lot of businesses never reopen their doors again due to massive losses. Most of the time, this happens because they failed to prepare in advance with a comprehensive backup strategy and business continuity plan. In other cases, businesses might have had plans in place, but these were too outdated and irrelevant to be useful.

Why you need to schedule your backups

As the spate of ransomware attacks and other catastrophes of recent years have proven, not all businesses are adequately prepared for data loss. It’s not so much a question of if disaster will strike, but when — and you need to be prepared when it does.

8 Tips for improving your video conferences

Video conferencing has proven essential in today’s remote work environments for maintaining a corporate culture of strong teamwork and connectedness. That said, most of us are familiar with the common issues and challenges that remain, such as poor streaming quality and lack of security.

How becoming a software minimalist enhances efficiency

A couple of decades ago, business computing infrastructures were relatively simple. Most only consisted of an internal network and a preapproved selection of programs. Today, the situation is very different, with the typical business having hundreds of off-the-shelf and custom-made apps in use across a wide range of devices and operating systems.

Ensure HIPAA compliance with these simple tips

Given that it was enshrined in law 24 years ago, HIPAA lacks clarity on precisely which measures you need to take to secure electronic protected health information (ePHI). After all, today’s IT environments look very different to how they did in 1996. HIPAA applies to what it defines as covered entities and business associates.

OCR publishes new HIPAA resources for mobile health app developers

In the old days, things like privacy, security, and compliance rarely played a central role in the development of mobile apps and other software. Instead, they were normally tacked on later. Today, however, software developers need to incorporate these features by design and default, and they need to start thinking about them from the moment they start writing the first line of code.

Why businesses need to rethink how they deal with end-of-life equipment

In the world of technology, the only constant is change. Businesses face ongoing pressure to keep ahead of the curve by regularly upgrading their systems and continuously improving their efficiency. But this need is also fueling the rapid rise of electronic waste, or e-waste, which is now one of the largest sources of waste in the developed world.

5 Tips to secure your Microsoft 365 environment

Migrating to a cloud-based Microsoft 365 deployment brings many business benefits, such as better remote working conditions, centralized management, and streamlined updates. But as with any cloud migration, it also introduces a host of new security challenges.

4 Tips for protecting your employees from phishing scams

Phishing scams, which use fraudulent emails to distribute malware and trick victims into giving away information, are the most common tactics used by cybercriminals today. After all, it’s much easier to exploit human ignorance and unpreparedness than the cutting-edge cybersecurity controls that many organizations have in place today.

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