Archives - Data Breach

Be proactive and prepare for ransomware attacks

The best way to beat a ransomware strike is to prepare for one. Most organizations are unprepared for a breach, which is why they often pay the ransom. Know the best practices of ransomware attacks, the types of scams that are out there and the tricks malicious actors like to pull. If your business notices […]

Avoid saving your payment information to a website or browser

Saving your payment information can be a great convenience. But data breaches, unfortunately, happen far too frequently. You never know when your information will be part of the next batch of accounts compromised. Take the extra measure and manually input your payment information when you make a purchase online, but don’t elect to save them.

Smart technology has its limits

As “smart” or data-driven technology evolves, it is important to remember that security measures only work if used correctly. Smart technology runs on data, meaning devices such as smartphones, laptop computers, wireless printers, and other devices are constantly exchanging data to complete tasks. Take proper security precautions and ensure correct setup to wireless devices in […]

Find out if you have been breached

Data breaches are common occurrences these days. It’s possible and perhaps likely that one of your accounts has been compromised. But how would you know if that’s the case? Often, the service in question will send you an official notice disclosing the breach. You can also use sites like BreachAlarm, LifeLock or Have I Been […]