7 Ways to Improve your Network Security by iFeeltech IT Services Miami

Hackers don’t care how big or small your business is. What they care about is how weak your security is, so making sure that your network is protected against them is the best way to prevent your business being a victim of cyber crime.

Today, most hackers find targets by using automated scans and all they’re looking for is a chink in your network to exploit. That means that if you’re not protecting yourself properly, your small business is at risk.

Fortunately, most of these security measures are easy to implement, and if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you can easily knock this out in a rainy afternoon.

Ok, let’s get started by dealing with the outside world first. Read more

windows xp

It’s no longer news that Microsoft will no longer continue servicing Window XP users by providing regular updates or defense for that product after April 8, 2014. What we expect to hit the headlines is the numerous bugs and attacks, users of this product are expected to face on a daily basis.

According to a security vendor F-Secure, here are nine things die-hard XP users can do to protect their machines from such expected attacks.

Tip #1: Do not install any third party software you do not use or need at the moment and quickly uninstall any if you already have them installed. The older the installation, the more vulnerable it will be to attack.

Tip #2: Uninstall and disable all browser plugins for third party software. Turn off all your default settings and set your browsers to always ask you what to with PDFs and other software instead of just opening them by default.

Tip #3: Patch your Microsoft office fully if you have it installed on your machine to reduce its chances of endangering your device by exposing it to external attacks.

Tip #4: Always make use of an anti-virus like McAfee, Bit Defender, Avira and the rest and ensure that your installed firewalls are regularly updated.

Tip #5: Windows XP usually comes with the Internet Explorer browser, but cannot support the latest versions beyond IE 9 thus making the security features available in IE 10 and 11 obsolete for it. It’s highly recommended that you install another current browser like Mozilla and make it your default browser.

Tip #6: Install the latest updates which happen to be the final ones for Windows XP so that your machines can start this new unsupported phase of their lives free from the latest known malware or attacks.

Tip #7: Always Isolate your XP machines by placing them on separate networks so you can easily protect your modern devices from any attack which might result from your vulnerable XP devices.

Tip #8: Always place your computers on trusted networks behind a NAT router which often acts as a firewall for hardware.

Tip #9: If you can afford it, just consider upgrading your devices to a supported operating system to save yourself the hassles.

In conclusion, Windows XP installations are much more difficult to repair once they have been compromised than other known operating systems which make it a matter of necessity for anyone running his systems on such an obsolete system to consider these tips that can easily help prevent his devices from being exploited.

network security

These days, many small businesses still tend to neglect the IT angles to their businesses because they think protecting and servicing their IT  infrastructures usually requires a very big budget in addition to the manpower needed to run them.

This is why these types of small organizations are usually easy preys – an attraction for hackers and other form of cyber attacks as shown in several surveys carried out in 2013.
There are several security measures and controls within the IT tools you already own that can easily be used to protect your business network if only you know how to use them effectively. Read more

Small Business Security

Need for security is equally pressing for both large corporate houses and small businesses, however, in case of smaller business establishments the problem is further more compounded by the shortage of means and resources required to keep computing systems and data secured. A small business IT requirements are often looked after by a single individual or a team comprising two or three professionals, who may often prove inadequate to meet the challenge of keeping the technology train on tracks for such an organization. This results in ineffectually protecting computing systems, persistent infections and potential threat of grave disruptions in business operations. Read more

wifi-security

Public Wi-Fi spots can be very convenient, and it’s always tempting to use them when it’s available. Along with the convenience of these public Wi-Fi spots also come security issues. It’s going to be a compromise that you’ll have to decide whether or not it’s worth it. The good news is that there are a few things that you can do in order to protect yourself as well as your private information. You should always keep in mind the risks that are involved whenever connecting to a Wi-Fi source that isn’t your own. Let’s talk about some of the ways that you can keep yourself safe and secure while using public Wi-Fi.
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