How to Protect Your Computer From Power Surges

Research shows that lightning strikes the Earth about 8 million times each day. Over the course of a year, that’s roughly 3 billion lightning strikes. While many lightning strikes occur in rural areas, others can occur in cities or other developed communities. Unfortunately, lightning strikes in populated areas often result in a power surge that’s…

How an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Works

There are other ways to safeguard your small business’s information technology (IT) infrastructure from cyber threats besides the use of a firewall and antivirus software. An intrusion detection system (IDS), for example, can complement your existing cybersecurity efforts by offering an additional layer of protection. What Is an IDS? An IDS is a cybersecurity solution…

Why Your Small Business’s Website Should Use HTTPS

When viewing your small business’s website in a web browser, do you see the “HTTPS” prefix? All websites typically have a domain that’s prefixed with either “HTTPS” or “HTTP.” In the past, HTTP was the universal protocol for governing the way in which data is exchanged between a visitor and a website. Since then, however,…

Worm vs Virus: What’s the Difference?

The terms “worm” and “virus” are often used interchangeably when referring to self-replicating forms of computer malware. When malware is able to reproduce and spread, it may be referred to as one of these two terms. However, a worm isn’t the same as a virus. While both forms of malware are self-replicating, they each have…

Cryptojacking: A New-Age Cyber Threat on the Rise

With the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Lightcoin and Ripple, there’s been an increasing number of cryptojacking cyber attacks. The computers of businesses as well as individuals are being hijacked to mine cryptocurrency on behalf of a hacker. While cryptojacking may sound like a minor threat — especially when compared to other…