Why It’s Important To Assign User Rights


Handing the keys of a Ferrari to an 18 year old kid is ultimately a bad idea. The same concept can be said about providing all company employees administrative rights. The importance of user permissions is a critical business factor. One that may cost a business lots of money if not properly implemented. We’ll explain.

What Are User Rights?

PC Mag defines user rights as the authorization given to users (company employees) that enables them to access specific resources on the network, such as data files, applications, printers and scanners. There are numerous types of user roles. For example, a person can be a standard user, guest user, or administrator. These are only a handful of the type of roles company users can be. Typically, most company employees will fall under the category of standard users. These individuals can perform day-to-day tasks dedicated to their specific job role without needing higher level user rights. An employee with higher rights can wreak havoc on a computer, or worse, on a company network. The last issue a business wants to experience is an employee’s PC being infiltrated by ransomware.

Is Your Business Safe From Cyberattacks?


Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) takes data from thousands of reported cybersecurity incidents and breaches in order to give business owners a snapshot of where cyberattacks are trending. Interestingly, small businesses account for over half of the victims of reported data breaches. Why do small businesses take up such a large part of the pie?

Cyberattacks can interrupt your daily operations (at best) or they can completely cripple your business (worst case scenario). We want to make sure that you don’t become a statistic! Read on to find out if your business is ready for a cyberattack, or if there are improvements that you can make to keep yourself secure.

How To Spot A Phishing Email


Phishing emails are the most common way for criminals to distribute malicious software or obtain sensitive information. Is your business safe from these attacks? We have some tips that you can follow to make sure your business doesn’t become a victim!

In a previous post, we gave you the top 3 email security tips for your business. Unfortunately, phishing emails are a more common occurrence now than ever before. According to Symantic, the average user may receive on average 16 phishing emails per month. With so many avenues of attack available to phishers, businesses should prioritize their security standards to make sure that they mitigate the risk of a compromised system.

Why Are Businesses Ignoring Security Threats?


A survey compiled at the RSA security conference showcases that lots of businesses are behind with proper security standards. Some companies are completely ignoring security threats due to lack of time or know-how. A trend that we want to stop right now!

Why are businesses not being proactive and implementing security protocols onto their company network? The answer may shock you. According to BleepingComputer, 26 percent of companies who have security bugs don’t have the time to fix them. This is mind boggling and scary! Businesses that are ignoring security threats need to implement a system to manage their network devices. For instance, perform updates during non-critical business hours. This way, when patches are made to the system, workers’ computers are not affected. Companies ignoring security threats are left wide open to hackers. Similarly, if a worker is not trained to spot security threats, chances are the computer may become compromised.