Protecting your privacy and keeping data secure on a computer, whether running a Windows, Mac or other operating system, is more important than ever in todayâ€™s internet and cybersecurity environment.Â Many Apple users assume that the Mac OS is more secure and less prone to exposure. While partially true, the reality is no OS is totally immune from phishing attempts, man-in-the-middle attacks, malware-infected applications, or internet and email links to unsafe web pages. However, you can do more than you think to protect yourself and your Mac by taking control of some key system settings and paying attention to your computing habits.
As cybersecurity presents an increasingly complex and concerning environment for personal, business and government safety, attention to the secure use of mobile devices is more important than ever for individuals around the world. In fact, recent news of cybercriminals and hackers having connections deeply rooted in the Russian government, as well as the thousands of unauthorized â€śapp storesâ€ť hosted in China, has underscored the growing number of threats in existence â€” and therefore a clear need to be proactive.
Since 2004, October has been recognized asÂ National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).
The initiative for the recognition was spearheaded by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).Â During the month of October, those government agencies are joined by the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in encouraging Americans to be vigilant about computer and internet use.
Despite the compliance challenges and privacy risks inherent to the industry, healthcare professionals continue to push toward a mobile-first approach to accessing critical data, including HIPAA-protected patient information. In fact, according to Skycureâ€™s Mobile Threat Intelligence report issued this spring, 99% of doctors are now using mobile devices in the workplace and nearly three-fourths (74%) are using multiple devices. While the benefits can be great, the mobile devices of physicians with access to sensitive information are becoming prime targets for hackers looking for a payday.
Shortcuts are a great way to maximize your productivity with minimal effort. Recently, we had a client ask about shortcuts for switching between open programs in the new Windows 10. We realized if one client is asking, there are surely others who are also curious and could benefit from this information! Not a Windows user? No worries. Weâ€™re also sharing tips for those using Mac OS X El Capitan.