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The dangers of data breaches: Why password security is becoming increasingly important?

Data breaches are becoming a massive pain for big corporations and an even bigger problem for end users. Almost every day we hear about some sort of security issue regarding customer data, and that is probably just a tip of the iceberg since many go unreported for months or even years.

In the wake of these reports, your password security should be handled with great importance if you intend to keep such risks at bay.

How exactly do you ensure that your password is stored safely from hackers who are tirelessly looking for ways to gain entry into your private email accounts? What do they hope to find, and how do they intend to do with the information? Read more

scam alert popup on laptop

Last year, Microsoft reported 153,000 cases of customers who encountered or fell prey to tech support scams. This was a 24 % increase from the previous year. The data might indicate that more people are getting caught in the net, but it could also suggest that tech support scammers are getting smarter. The U.S Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) estimates that claimed losses due to tech support fraud amounted to $15 million in the same year.

What is tech support scam?

It’s where scammers contact you claiming to be tech specialists from Samsung, Microsoft or other tech firms. They will tell you that your computer has a problem and offer to fix it for you. In the process of guiding you through the process, you may unknowingly give them access to your machine and other personal information like bank details.

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One of the many services we offer to all of our small business clients in Miami is data protection. The reason we stress this service so much is that a single security breach can devastate a small business.

Although many people think that hackers only target large companies, the truth is that there are many hackers out there that see small businesses as more accessible targets. They’re more interested in how weak your security system is compared to how much money you may be making. Read more

Minimizing Data Breaches by Employees

Date breaches can affect a small business in unexpected ways, but there are measures you can take when it comes to reducing risks. In this article, we will look at why is it so important to educate your employees about how data breaches occur and what you, as a small business owner can do to protect your information.

How Data Breaches Occur

There are three main ways that data breaches occur, and knowing what they are and why they happen is the first step to preventing them.

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5 PROBLEMS THAT LEAD TO IT SECURITY BREACHES by IFEELTECH MIAMI

Your company´s security system is only as secure as its weakest member, and according to a recent report released by PWC, this can seriously affect your bottom line.

The report stated, “Financial impact may include decreased revenues, disruption of business systems, regulatory penalties, and erosion of customers.” It goes on to include an even longer list of ways that your business loses when it´s not secure.

In many cases, these security breaches are caused by employees. The good news is that you can take measures to make sure that your employees aren´t doing anything that could allow for security breaches.

Here are some things you need to look for to find the weak links in your security system and make them strong.

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