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By: azdatacom | January 16, 2017

  If only online security issues could be solved with sorcery: a magic wand, some incantations, and poof! Troubles disappear.

  Sadly, magic only works in books and movies. Out here in the real world, the bad guys always have the advantage, and you need more than wizardry to keep them off your network.

  Criminals that ply their trade in cyberspace are mostly driven by economics. They might be after the banking credentials for your small business so they can drain funds from online accounts. If your business is connected to sensitive industries, the bad guys might be foreign agents intent on stealing secrets. Or maybe they're in the ransomware business, hoping to encrypt one of your PCs so they can demand a ransom to unlock it.


By: azdatacom | January 16, 2017

 "We're missing a laptop!"   These words are not something you want to hear, but the chances are, it's going to happen at some point. Unfortunately, data on the majority of SMB laptops is not encrypted, so what exactly does it mean for your company if this happens?

   It means that if the bad guys pull the hard drive from the missing laptop and plug it into a running system, then chances are they can access to your data. A simple user ID and password are not going to be adequate protection.

   Are the thieves going to bother even looking at the stolen laptop? Many years ago, the hardware itself would fetch a decent amount on auction sites as "previously owned." With the professionalization o...