Archive for Data Security

Is it legal to monitor employee emails?

Last week I got an interesting email from a client regarding the legality of monitoring and reading employee emails. There were some internal issues that were causing concern and they wanted to know what tools to use and how to go about implementing the process. Before looking into tools, I wanted to ensure that it […]

Phishing Incidents are the rise. What can you do to avoid the taking the bait?

Over the last few years there phishing incidents have been on the rise, playing havoc with many small business and individual users. Even large businesses can be a target. The only way for a computer user to avoid these threats is to recognize a phishing email/phone call and know what to do (or not do). To […]

Cyber Security – Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Several months ago I was at my Rotary meeting and one of my fellow Rotarians asked me about the iCloud scandal and what really happened.  I explained that iphones automatically uploaded photos (unless you turned off that option) and those online photos were “hacked” and released to the public.  When I told him this he […]

How do I get a lock on my website: an SSL primer

You may have heard about SSL, and you may even have SSL implemented on your website already. If your customers enter sensitive credit card information or other private data on your website then SSL is a must. If you haven’t heard of SSL, we’ll answer basic questions in this article and provide resources for you to learn even more. What […]

Be careful using “Out of Office” replies

This weekend I sent out an email marketing campaign. My inbox then was flooded with dozens of “Out of Office” emails and it reminded me again why out of office emails are not a good idea. At least, not without careful planning and thought. Here’s why. 1. You just sent out a blaring message that […]

Microsoft releases emergency patch

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for a critical flaw, affecting all supported versions of Windows. They said the vulnerability, if exploited, could “allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts. “http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-releases-emergency-patch-for-critical-windows-flaw/?tag=nl.e589&s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f