Monday, August 17th, 2020 by Gina Thompson
Keeping sensitive information secure is important for everyone but there are some specific considerations required for small businesses. Not only is the personal information of staff involved, but also that of customers, financial transactions, proprietary data… the list goes on and on! As such, it may come as no surprise to learn than cyber criminals often see Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) as easy targets in scams.
Compared to their larger counterparts, SMEs typically have a limited budget, which means that they don’t have a dedicated IT resource for their security system. That means there may be fewer obstacles between a hacker and the payoff of a quick scam to get access to private information and other valuable data.
So, what can you do to keep your small business safe? We’ve put together some tips for best practice in digital safety that can be used by any small business. You won’t need to shell out for expensive consultants – just some time well spent.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by Erin Kavanagh
It’s important to back up your personal data regularly so it’s safe just in case the worst happens.
As you use your computers, phones, and tablets, you’ll start to accumulate a lot of data on the internal storage. Whether its music, lists and notes, contact information, important documents, or those photos from your once-in-a-lifetime holiday – losing it would be awful. We all like to think we’re careful and it’ll never happen to us, but the truth is no matter how careful you are, you never know when your phone will drop out of your pocket and break, your iPad will be lost or stolen, you accidentally open an email containing a virus, or that cup of coffee decides to just tip itself over the laptop keyboard.
With World Backup Day on the 31st of March, we thought there was no better time to share some top tips for backing up your data effectively and putting in place a recovery plan in case of emergency.
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Taryn Adams
Every year just before April Fools’ Day, World Backup Day takes place on March 31st. Unlike April Fools, World Backup Day is no laughing matter—it’s an important reminder for people worldwide to back up their personal data!
We all have important data on our computers, phones, and tablets. There’s photos of our family and friends, contact information, important documents, and much more. No matter how careful you are, it’s very easy to lose that data. Accidents and hardware failures happen, phones get lost, viruses and malware destroy (or ransom) your files, and disasters can occur. (more…)