Is admin access really necessary?

A common expectation of the younger generation entering the workforce is that the technology they use is unrestricted. They want to be able to access social networks, YouTube and personalize their systems by downloading favorite apps, backgrounds, etc.

Should you encrypt your mobile phone?

One of the more ubiquitous devices of the modern era is the smartphone. We can do nearly everything on it, and as such it has played a large part in the blurring of the lines between work and life. While this is good for many businesses, many of these devices are largely unsecured, which can lead to problems, especially if the unsecured data is actually sensitive company information.

Do you know how to spot spam?

Spam can be a number of things. The original being canned spiced ham developed by Hormel in the 1930s. Due to food rationing in Britain during the Second World War, Spam became a popular menu item, so much so that it seemed to be everywhere, in every dish, whether you liked it or not.

Unrestricted Internet access has risks

Open and unrestricted Internet access is one thing we consider to be a right, especially true for the younger generation who have grown up with it in their homes. Many have come to rely on the Internet both for work and day-to-day life. As such, they demand unrestricted Internet access at work, and many company bosses have obliged.

Going phishing? Windows 8 says no

Ahh phishing. We’re not talking about the get up early, sit on a boat in the hot sun all day kind, we mean the more harmful social engineering kind. While this isn’t new, it’s a big issue, one many users are well aware. They dread finding themselves victims of a malicious attack on their systems.

Which security threats to worry about?

If you read the news or follow tech related blogs, it seems that there is a new security threat nearly every day. Some days it’s a new website that hijacks your mobile browser, other days it’s a sensationalized news story about an elite hacker group releasing the names of a website’s users.