Small Business are just as susceptible to on-line piracy, phishing scams and identity theft as are the larger firms.
Smaller businesses do not always believe that their key information such as bank data, customer lists, contracts and any other vital information is at risk. The threats to these businesses (and the general public in general) are very real, and it is therefore important to obtain and install great security software in order to protect this key data. As a result it is necessary to create and implement security policies that manage and control what your staff are allowed to download. It is also important to create an awareness of fraud pertaining to social media.
One of the main areas of concern is key logging and it is important that whatever software is installed includes keystroke logging software.
It is important that choose the correct software when considering what software to install in order to prevent the cyber-criminals from obtaining data such as user names/passwords, credit card/bank account details and any other identity based or sensitive data entered into a web based application. A solution such as Entry Protect prevents identity theft and theft of important data whilst at the same time being completely invisible to the user and as a result no user education is required.
Entry Protect protects both login details and any other personal data that is entered when a user is working with a web based application.
The surge in Malware targeted at Android devices has surpassed the Google Operating Systems rise in market share, according to the findings of a new report from Total Defense, a Malware detection and anti-crime ware specialist. The “2011 Internet Security Threat Intelligence Report” reveals that in total, more than 25 times more Android Malware was identified in 2011 than in 2010.
The Total Defense research team suggested that major platform vendors can do more to improve mobile operating system security.
“This past year can be viewed as the year of Android Malware with more than 9,000 escalations, clearly illustrating the exponential growth of threats targeting this platform,” said Paul Lipman, CEO at Total Defense. “The rise of Android Malware opens up an interesting debate about security architecture and the merits of Open versus Closed Systems. While users have the ability to install and code from anywhere, the problem is that criminals see this as an advantage too.”
“The Malware landscape is changing at a rapid pace with cyber-criminals producing new Malware variants at a exponential rate,” said Lipman. “The proliferation of consumer digital devices for convenient internet access, coupled with our global socio economic climate, continues to serve up the perfect store for on-line criminal activity.