Newsletter November 2015 – Security , Cloud and new Products

 

The alltasksIT November newsletter features information about Cloud, key security notes and Kaspersky security. Also, check out the tech tips and new products section!From the Team @ alltasksIT…..Enjoy
alltasksIT helping business internet users from cyber being hacked in 2015.

  • Australian IT research in the last 12 months reveals 25% of Internet users had at least one of their accounts hacked.
  • Personal data and identities are a top target for hackers.
  • 26% per cent of those affected lost personal details and data following a successful hit.
  • 26% per cent of cases data was stolen and later used in criminal activity such as unauthorised transactions.

The kind of accounts targeted by hackers include:

  • Email  (11% per cent),
  • Social media networks (11% per cent),
  • Online banking or shopping accounts (7% per cent),
  • Common Sites that many business use on a daily basis and that keep them in touch with work and their customers. (71% per cent),

Alltasks leading the way with KASPERSKY Business Internet security.

  • Kaspersky is the proven and heavily tested internet gateway manager.
  • Enables business to securely store all their passwords, documents and information and ways to synchronize internet security between devices
Cloud – Business Benefits
alltasksIT can help you uncover the business benefits of Cloud computing. Cloud services can help businesses of all sizes save money and increase profits, allowing them to reinvest in other areas of their business. Of companies using the cloud, 66% have reduced their IT costs and 85% increased their profits by up to 50%, according to industry studies 2015. Take this opportunity to talks to an AlltasksIT expert about this.
Benefits Alltasks can help you move to the Cloud:

  • Scalability : Cloud services can easily handle workload increases and unexpected growth without immediate investment in capital.
  • As needed:  Business users access IT infrastructure and software as they need it and only pay for the services used.
  • Speed:   51% of small to medium-size enterprises could accelerate IT projects as a result of cloud computing.
  • New capabilities:  Cloud computing offers a flexible infrastructure, which creates more opportunities for business application deployment.
  • Increased mobility:  Because data and applications are stored in the cloud, users can access them from a variety of devices, providing there is a reliable Internet connection.
    • Example of Mobility devices:  Laptops,  Apple & Android Smart Phones, Smart Tablets
IT Security Awareness Tips

Helpful tips for helping to keep your identity, personal information and data secure.
Password Management Take some time to become acquainted with at least one of the many password managers available. We keep hearing about the perils of weak passwords, as well as the risk of using the same passwords across multiple sites. Are you using the same password for your email, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts? If yes, welcome to the trifecta of identity theft jackpots! The amount of time it takes to learn how to use a password manager is infinitely shorter than the agony of unwinding your life from an identity theft event.
Use Caution Opening Email Attachments A common method cyber criminals use to hack into people’s computers is to send them emails with infected attachments. People are tricked into opening these attachments because they appear to come from someone or something they know and trust. Only open email attachments that you were expecting. Not sure about an email? Call the person to confirm they sent it.
Back up your data This means saving all your files onto a different device such as a USB, external hard drive, and cloud-based service. Why? If you have a problem with your computer and it needs to be reset or even replaced, you will still have access to your information.
Holiday Traveling with Personal Internet-Enabled Devices Know the risks – Your smart phone, tablet, or other device is a full-fledged computer. It is susceptible to risks inherent in online transactions. When shopping, banking, or sharing personal information online, take the same precautions with your smart phone or other device that you do with your personal computer. Avoid using open Wi-Fi networks to conduct personal business, bank, or shop online. Open Wi-Fi networks at places such as airports, coffee shops, and other public locations present an opportunity for attackers to intercept sensitive information that you would provide to complete an online transaction. If you simply must check your bank balance or make an online purchase while you are traveling, turn off your device’s Wi-Fi connection and use your mobile device’s cellular data internet connection instead of making the transaction over an unsecure Wi-Fi network.
What to do if your accounts are compromised If you notice that one of your online accounts has been hacked, call the bank, store, or Credit Card Company that owns your account. Reporting fraud in a timely manner helps minimize the impact and lessens your personal liability. You should also change your account passwords for any online services associated with your mobile device using a different computer that you control.
Patch and Update One of the most effective ways you can protect your computer at home is to make sure both the operating system and your applications are patched and updated. Enable automatic updating whenever possible.
Remember the Basics Basic internet hygiene includes knowing that Nigerian Princes are not seeking to send you money, no matter how much they invoke God’s good graces on you. Celebrities are not seeking to meet you via the internet, no matter how popular you are. Simple steps can make a difference in your overall approach to security.
 

 

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