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A growing number of SaaS providers offer secure encryption log-in to Dropbox and other cloud storage vendors, meaning even they can't access the data you store. And neither can the government.
The biggest danger: Employees using apps such as Dropbox, Box and SugarSync for tucking away business documents to take home for work
While workers at many companies were ending their work week Friday, Microsoft techs were scrambling to put out operational fires.
Remote-access vendor LogMeIn is playing on its security credentials as it targets small businesses with Cubby, a cloud and local file-syncing tool that is, in the words of its Australian head, designed to "out-Dropbox Dropbox".
Losing weight and quitting smoking are resolutions most of us don't keep through January. But there are ways to improve your online security, PC hardware performance and even financial bottom line that require little vigilance and just a few mouse clicks. You don't even need to break a sweat.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.