AuthPoint: The MFA Security Service Your Company Needs

Are you a small to medium sized business? Do you have a multi-factor authentication solution that meets the needs of your company? In a previous post we spoke about multi-factor authentication (MFA) and why it is important. Authpoint is a new MFA cloud service launched by WatchGuard. This service includes methods such as push-notifications, QR codes…

Why You Need An SSL Certificate

As of this July, non-SSL certified websites will be reported by Google as insecure. What is an SSL Certificate? Our websites are processed through encrypted algorithms in order to create secure online connections. A digital certificate is a file that links the cryptographic algorithms of a website with the company it belongs to and its location.…

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Don’t be intimidated by tech jargon such as ‘multi-factor authentication’ (MFA) or ‘two-step verification’, because it is likely that you use an MFA system every day. Simply, MFA is a way of enhancing the security of your accounts and data, by the user providing two or more levels of evidence when logging into a device…

Stay Secure When Using Public Wifi

Do you use public wifi? Some tech experts may have you believe that you should never under any circumstances use public wifi, that the risks are simply not worth it. Public wifi is convenient and should be accessible for all. Here are the risks involved and the ways you can get around them, so checking…

Notifiable Data Breach Legislation will soon be Active.

The Notifiable Data Breach Legislation will commence on 22 February 2018. It applies to eligible data breaches that occur on, or after, that date.  The NDB is an amendment indicating that companies will be legally obliged to notify the Privacy Commissioner and their clients of data breaches, with fines of up to $1.8 million for non-compliance.  It’s…

3 things you can do today to be cybersecure for 2018

This past year, cybercriminals caused significant disruptions around the world, using their increasing technical know-how to break through companies’ defences. In 2018, experts expect the trend to increase as these attackers will use more sophisticated tools like machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch attacks. So how can you prepare for the year ahead? Incidents like the…

Cyber Security for The Retail Sector

Securing your reputation is paramount in today’s business world.  As a retail business, specific security issues can impact customer confidence and the bottom line — also, having to deal with regulatory penalties, breaches, and unscheduled downtime.  New digital technologies such as social media, omnichannel shopping and a wave of emerging payment technologies are transforming the industry. Now…

Security Best Practices for Businesses

Small businesses are just as susceptible to a cyber attack as large corporations.  However, due to the size of their business, it never makes news headlines. The latest Ponemon Institute report revealed that 55 percent of small businesses have suffered a cyber attack in the past 12 months, and half of those businesses have experienced a…

Top IoT trends to watch for in 2017

As the internet of things (IoT) revolution gathers pace, and more devices in our homes and workplaces become connected, what can we expect from the market in 2017? One certainty is that the potential is there for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to benefit as the sector evolves, grows and matures. One estimate claims there will be more than…