As a business owner, you have probably heard that your staff are the weakest link when it comes to security. In my opinion this is not true, your staff, if trained well, can be the most effective security you can have. The key to success is how they are trained. In this post, I will […]
Restoring a hacked website is not as easy as simply running antivirus on the website files and quarantining any infected files. I also doubt, as a small business owner, you have the skill to deal with the technical aspects of recovering from an attack. Therefore, in this post I will provide a step-by-step guide for […]
The advice provided in this article is based on real world experience of having an income producing website hacked – namely my website. In this post, I will reveal how the baddies got in, what actions I took to restore my website, the assumptions I had around responsibilities – that were wrong, how much the […]
First off, let me address your burning question that I know you’re thinking right now: “Why should I should care about IT security for my business? I’m too small to be a target – I have nothing to steal”. The quick and simple answer to this question is that every IT system has something of […]
It’s complicated, but nevertheless if your business (be it sole trader, small business, national or a global entity) is processing, storing and/or transmitting credit card information I would recommend you continue reading. But first off I am going to make a promise to you. I promise that this post will not contain any nerdy technical […]
Thieving employees can destroy a business that took years of blood-sweat-tears to build. Not only do the owners suffer but all the honest-hard working staff who could lose their jobs.
No doubt you have read numerous articles warning you to have strong passwords and a different password for every account. For most people this advice is unrealistic since most of us have at least 20+ accounts all requiring a username and password – everything from online banking, social media profiles, online stores to paying for […]