Category: Internet

CybersecurityIsrael is ranked second next to the US when it comes to cybersecurity industry. The country’s population is gaining knowledge and experience in terms of cybersecurity than any other nations in the world, reports say. According Delta Business Media,a London-based publication, Israel has exported approximately $6 billion in cyber-related products and services in 2014. This figure is expected to rise today as it is said to continuously grow by 8/year.

As of today, there are more than 200 cybersecurity companies in the country whose primary market is the US.This development shows that the country is technological competitive when it comes to cybersecurity and the services it entails.

Source: CSO Online

Screen-globeEveryone, even for huge and powerful countries to make it happen overnight. In the U.S., states are It seems like cybersecurity should not be taken for granted and there is no definite short cut for still struggling about the new cyber threat that roams between private and public sector. Meanwhile, China is being held responsible for a major digital theft in the U.S. that exposed millions of worker’s information. The issue is seen to taint the relationship between two powerhouse countries.

After these two major events in cybersecurity, federal, state government, and private sectors’stand in fighting against cybercrime are under evaluation.

Source: The Hill

Protecting your business against online hacker is your main goal. To achieve this goal, you need to choose between hiring a third-party security provider and to do it on your own. If you prefer a DIY, you need to consider the following points.

You need to consider your experience and expertise. Do not risk it unless you know how to handle it personally or you have an IT staff who can do it. Third-party providers have the experience, skills, and tools to execute. Lastly, online security requires intense planning and maintenance and it won’t work if you are not committed to it.

Source: Forbes

mail2Cyber security is such a common phrase nowadays. The fact that major cases of corporate data attacks is frequently happening all over the world, it is important that you let yourself be familiar with online risks. However, the nation’s freight sector is still exposed to cyber criminals due to the wealth and the victims from whom they can steal money. Warehouses, 3Pl’s and carriers all hurry up and tries hard to keep up with today’s technology curve, most of them overlooked simple security measures.

The reason behind is most of them are utilizing several systems with susceptible gaps, leading to miss areas of opportunities to increase their online protection. During an interview by Fleet Owner, the Vice President of Information Security for the Descartes Systems Group, Mr. Matt Foroughi said that it is essential that they stay up to date with essential security measures. For more information regarding this post, go to the source.

Source: GobyTruck

Screen-exclamationA client of Town of Yarmouth has published his experience about its latest service called online disposal sticker purchase. He was a little bit excited about the service but got frustrated eventually after learning that the company lacks online security processes.

The customer automatically verified if the site is safe through Google Chrome green padlock and failed to see the security encryption upon entering his credit card information. He then called the Town of Yarmouth, asked about his concern and assured him that his concern will be forwarded to personnel in charge. They also agreed that the page should be fixed if not come down. But upon checking after a week, he learned that the page hasn’t changed at all.

Source: Cape Cod Today

Computer-MouseAll you have to do is check Google’s online security settings on or before February 17 to get another 2GB storage in your Google Drive, if they review their online security settings before Feb. 17. If you missed the deadline, do not worry because it will be automatically granted to you on the 28th.

Google Drive launched this promoin celebration of the Safer Internet Day with the theme “Let’s create a better Internet together.” This is also Google’s token of appreciation to all its avid users who have been supporting the product since its inception. Hurry! Have your online storage checked up today.

Source: GMA Network

 

globe2The news about hacking intimate celebrity photos questioned smartphone users on how safe their gadgets are with the technological advancement that cloud-based storage systems offer. Brian Westbrook, King Five’s technology reporter, has simple tips for you. First, make sure that you know the limitation of sharing information in your cloud-storage. Second, use the strongest passwords possible by combining characters and numeric symbols. It is supported by the third tip which is refrain from using the same passwords on different platforms such as emails. Changing passwords as often as possible also reduces the chance of being hacked. Always perform authentication and check your online financial accounts.

Source: King 5

globe2Based from a study by Incapsula, more than 60 percent of website traffic that has been running online is by bots, increasing more than 21 percent from 2012. This change is mainly because of certified agents or good bots such as web performance and search engine tools. The friendly bots have increased their traffic proportion from 20 to 31 percent. The authorities say that the increased in existing bots activities and the latest search engine optimizations are also agents for the trend. Check the full version of this story.

Source: News Cnet

Computer-WarningAre you quite familiar with Secure Socket Layer or SSL encryption? Well, most recently one of its creators believes that in the future, internet security will make everyday users get the shorter end of the stick. The US National Security Agency or NSA has more likely compromised the foremost method of encryption in the internet which is SSL. What it means is that the NSA will be able to view every email message that you have, regardless of the thought that you’re under any suspicion from the government.

SSL as we have been used to, is a form of encrypting all of the sensitive data that you do have online. The best example of it would be when you’re paying with your credit card online; SSL ensures that your information are protected from third parties. To get more information about this, go to Tom’s Guide.

Source: Tom’s Guide

Have you experienced what they call “journey through digital hell”? This happens when hackers can get the keys to your digital life, allowing them to scrub your laptop, iPhone and iPad, hijack Twitter or Facebook accounts and delete several-years-worth of email from your email accounts.

There are several ways to help improve your Online Security:

1. Use Two-Factor Authentication with Gmail and Other Accounts

Gmail and other services offer two-factor authentication that help secure your account even if your password is stolen or cracked.

2. Use SSL or a VPN with Public Wifi

When logging into accounts from public WiFis, make sure to use SSL login pages (https). The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s HTTPS Everywhere tool can helpfully do this for you. Even better, use a virtual private network (VPN) to protect your data.

3. Use Unique Passwords

Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts.

4. Use Complex Passwords for Important Accounts

Online accounts are hacked due to weak passwords, so strong passwords are  only one part of good online security habits. Passwords should be longer than eight characters and include letters, numbers and characters .

5. Don’t Link Accounts

The hackers are able to take control of other accounts because of linking for automatic log-in. Keep log-ins separate for different accounts.

6. Get Creative With Security Questions

Create unique answers for each site that requires a security question and keep them stored in your password manager.

7. Back Up Your System

Storage is not expensive these days and automated backups are so easy to set up that there’s no excuse not to keep copies of your important data.

8. Encrypt and Password-Protect Devices

To prevent someone from accessing your data and the password storage tool you have on your devices, encrypt the data on your devices and password-protect them.

9. Use Single-Use Credit Cards

Citibank, Bank of America and Discover all offer disposable card numbers that are tied to your real card number, but prevent that number from being exposed if a site is hacked.

Source: Google News