Advice to Managers:
5 Ways to Simplify Your PCI 2.0 Compliance
Firewalls: Don’t Skimp on Your Business’ Security
The 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Network Gatekeeping
5 Ways to Win the PC Security Battle
Preserve & Protect Your Data
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5 Ways to Win the PC Security Battle Reprinted with permission
from the Microsoft Small
by Heather Clancy
Yes, as you’ve doubtless heard umpteen times, even the smallest business is vulnerable to a PC or network security breach. But you can find some peace of mind simply by taking some preventive measures. Better yet, by taking action before an incident occurs.IT consultants believe that the most effective data security policies are those that treat security not just as an IT problem but as an underlying business process. What good are firewalls, for example, if you don’t have a way for trusted business partners to access your network from a remote location?
As the amount of data being created continues to increase, and that info is accessed and shared by more people, SMBs can’t afford to ignore the need for data protection. Small and medium businesses are powered by information.
Should your business lose that information or even suffer an interruption in access, it can have serious consequences. When it comes to protecting their electronic data, some SMBs feel they are at a disadvantage because they lack the large budgets and dedicated IT staff that many large enterprises enjoy. Read More
Your small-business network may be protected by firewalls, intrusion detection and other state-of-the-art security technologies. And yet, all it takes is one person’s carelessness, and suddenly it’s as if you have no network security at all.
Let me give you an example. In March 2006, a major financial services firm with extensive network security disclosed that one of its portable computers was stolen. The laptop contained the Social Security numbers of nearly 200,000 people. How did it happen? An employee of the firm, dining in a restaurant with colleagues, had locked the laptop in the trunk of a SUV. During dinner, one of the employee’s colleagues retrieved an item from the vehicle and forgot to re-lock it. As fate would have it, there was a rash of car thefts occurring in that particular area at that particular time, and the rest is history.
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Advice to Managers: Five Ways to Simplify Your PCI 2.0 Compliance used with permission from the
Cisco Small Business Resource Center
If the acronym “PCI” makes your heart race, you’re in good company.“Small and medium-sized businesses can feel blindsided by all that PCI requires them to do,” says Aaron Reynolds, an author of the 2011 PCI Compliance Report by Verizon Business Services. “They have to comply with the same standard that initially was targeted at larger merchants and service providers.” Complying is complex.
“Unless the business has expertise in PCI and network security technologies, it will have a hard time controlling its compliance costs,” says Sean Walls, managing senior security consultant at Presidio Networked Solutions.
Firewalls: Don’t Skimp on Your Business’s Security
In this installment of our “Is Consumer Grade enough for your business?” series, we’ll take a look at firewalls and the differences in the protection they provide your business.Security is quite possibly the most important concern for any business. You need to know that your critical data – both internal data and customer information – is secure. If that information is hacked or accessed by the wrong person, you may be opened up to a world of legal and financial trouble.Read More
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The 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Network Gatekeeping reprinted with permission from the HP Small Business Center
There’s little doubt that the Internet has been a real benefit to organizations – providing instant communication capabilities and an almost bottomless source of valuable, up-to-date information on just about any topic.However, many employees won’t think twice about accessing the network for personal use, perhaps to download music or to shop online. Not only does this put a strain on the network by reducing the bandwidth available for legitimate use, but it also makes it easier for criminals to access sensitive company information and for viruses to enter the network.From an IT standpoint, it’s a hassle to deal with employees downloading unsafe material on the one hand, and complaints about how slow the network is on the other.
So what’s the best way to effectively limit employees’ network use and keep the network safe, without hampering productivity or creating distrust?
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