Having a firewall in place is one of the most simple ways to add protection to any network. A good firewall helps stop potentially harmful programs from entering into your network and causing trouble. They add security to protect your data when setup correctly, but many people leave weaknesses in their firewalls that can cause massive data breaches.
It’s easy to think that since you have a small business, cybercriminals won’t bother targeting your modest assets. The “not a lot to steal” mindset is common among small-business owners, but it’s incorrect and out of sync with the current cybercrime landscape — nearly half of all cyberattacks are committed against small businesses.
Most tech support scams start with a fake pop-up ad on your computer, or a phone call from a “technician” telling you there’s a problem. If you aren't careful, you could end up getting ripped off—and find your computer infected with malware. To stay safe, Las Vegas managed IT service providers recommend knowing the warning signs.
Only 26% of companies attempting to execute a Bring Your Own Device strategy actually succeed, according to a VMware survey. One of the biggest mistakes many companies make is rolling out a company-wide BYOD policy too soon, without testing it first. Instead, cyber security companies in Las Vegas recommend following a multilayered strategy for success.
Next month, HIPAA cyber security best practices will be a hot topic in Las Vegas at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. One of the biggest questions likely to be asked is: what should you do in the event of a cyber attack?
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), your organization should follow this HIPAA cyber security checklist:
1. Execute your response and mitigation procedures.
At least 87% of companies expect employees to use their own personal devices in the workplace, according to a Syntonic study. But that brings up a crucial question: is your company legally required to compensate employees if they bring their own device into work?
Several states, including California and Massachusetts, have labor laws requiring employers to reimburse employees for the business use of personal devices.