With over four billion internet users around the globe totaling roughly 59% of the population, the internet is rife with opportunities for hackers to steal users’ information. And with technology constantly evolving and the internet growing, it’s not likely to get safer anytime soon. It therefore pays to take extra precautions when surfing the web. […]
Email was not designed with security as a requirement. In fact, all "security" that involves email was bolted on after the fact. Here are four areas that were bolted on that should be part of your secure email basics.
Utilize MFA, for real
We have beat on this drum for over five years now, and people are still not using it.
Imagine driving without lines on the road, speed limits, or the need to have a license. Now you know what using email for business communication is like...complete and utter chaos. Sure, it's better than riding a horse to work or sending a telegram, but the value of using email as a communication tool is decreasing daily.
The question is not whether or not you are using Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), but rather, are you using it securely? Microsoft has steadily improved the default security settings but it still requires some experience to get it 100% there. The amount of attacks on the M365 is astounding, specifically with phishing attempts to gain user passwords.
No matter how good your technology plan was going into 2020, it is time to recalibrate it. The business environment has permanently changed and will not be going back to "how it was" with or without COVID-19. Thousands of workers shifted to #wfh for the first time, and guess what? They were MORE productive than they have ever been.
When customers visit and use your website, engender feelings of trust and security instead of alarm and distrust. Easily improve feelings of internet security with these three tips.
Another day, another technology acronym to learn.
Today, we are talking about Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). If you have ever used an ATM card, you have used MFA. The first "factor" is that you needed the card to put in the machine, the second, your PIN code.