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January 22, 2020 (877) 771-2384 sales@wheelhouseit.com Fort Lauderdale · New York · Los Angeles

Security

A Brief Review of Firewalls and Their Importance

The data stored on your computer is valuable, and that’s a fact. Unfortunately, this means that there are unscrupulous characters out there who will want to get at this data, so you will need to have the right solutions in place to protect it. Let’s take a closer look at what a firewall is, and how they help to protect your assets.

The Good and Bad of Shadow IT

Shadow IT is the moniker for applications that employees download that aren’t vetted for use on an organization’s networks. While IT administrators have universally demeaned the use of unsanctioned software for use on company networks due to potential vulnerabilities that come with these applications, some organizations are rolling back their shadow IT policies. Why?

Is Your Business Backed Up and Secure?

With the current threat landscape the way it is, it is essential that business owners do what they can to protect their data. A critical part (but not the only part) of this is to back it up. Today, we will take a look at data backup and explain how it has to be an essential part of your business’ cyber security strategy.

Your End Users Are Your Last Line of Defense Against Cyber Criminals

Cyber crime has been on the rise over the last few years, and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. As it turns out, bad actors can turn a profit by targeting businesses, and their tools and tactics are only getting trickier.

Debit, Credit, or Neither?

With most everything having gone digital, most consumers have changed their preferred payment method. Many different factors contribute to credit cards becoming the most used payment. Today, we take a look at why this has become a popular means of payment, as well as weigh the pros and cons of credit cards.

3 Ways a VPN Can Benefit Your Business

The Internet is an indispensable tool, that much is certain. Unfortunately, the only other certainty is that there are millions of people on the Internet looking to intercept data, breach networks, and steal anything they can. That is why your business spends those extra precious dollars on cyber security. One tool that isn’t always mentioned as a part of a cyber security strategy is the virtual private network, or VPN.

Tip of the Week: Improve Your Mobile Data Management

Your mobile device contains a vast amount of sensitive information and files which need to be kept secure.

Updating the Latest Major Data Breaches

We’ve tried to keep a detailed record of this year’s largest data breaches. These are the major breaches that have happened this fall.

Phishing is a Major Threat

Fishing - a jerk on one end of a line waiting for a jerk on the other end.

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