Security as One of the Main Focus on the Future of IT

Data Security Standards It is undeniably that the major users of Information Technology are the big companies worldwide that have been connected in the world wide wed. But with the widespread use of technology and internet comes the threats making the business become vulnerable. As the continuous usage of IT nowadays, how can we be so sure that we meet the data security standards for both the personal and business usage? If you are unsure if you have met the data security standards, Crawley Computer Centre will help you understand and will help your PC be protected from harmful attacks in the internet world. Research: 82 percent of IT leaders consider security a top priority Summary: Tech Pro Research’s latest report shows how the technology landscape will evolve over the next three years, identifying the products and vendors that will stay relevant, and those that will become obsolete. Technology is no stranger to change. Finding out how the technology landscape will evolve, and which products and vendors will stay relevant, as well as what companies and IT departments will do to stay on top of the game and embrace change, is what IT leaders need to know in order to make the right technology decisions. Tech Pro Research conducted an online survey in September to find out what is predicted for the future of IT. The resulting report, IT Leaders’ Tech Predictions for 2015-2018, gleaned results from 418 survey respondents. CXOs and non-CXOs were polled, and the results compared to get their views on what the next three years will bring. The opinions of the two groups were largely the same, but some...

The Challenging Implementation of Cloud Security

Why do we need a tougher Cloud security today? Undeniably, virtual memory has been very useful not only to individual but also to corporate users. But it has been too risky nowadays because of the existence of hackers. Cloud developers must also include a strong cloud security for their clients. This is to guarantee a secure data storage over the internet.   Cloud security challenges go all the way to the board Summary: Less hardware, scalable infrastructure, falling prices and maturing services all make cloud computing very difficult to ignore. Organisations must ensure they don’t also ignore the security challenges of cloud models. In the rush to take advantage of cloud’s benefits, businesses must properly manage the risks of handing over data, systems, and infrastructure to a third-party.  As with any risk management process this is a challenge for the board as much as for the technical security team. Security keeps cropping up as a (if not the) major obstacle to cloud adoption — whether it’s applications or infrastructure that is hosted in a private, hybrid or public cloud environment. But are concerns about security in the cloud misplaced? Evidence in the 2013 Data Breach Incident Report from Verizon (which also owns cloud provider Terramark) suggests it is. Based on 47,000 breach investigations in 2012, Verizon notes that “attacks against virtualisation were not present, but attacks against weakly configured devices that happened to be hosted in an external location were common — but not more common than among internally hosted ones.” Do CIO’s agree with these facts? Yes and no. For every CIO who believes cloud security concerns are overrated, there’s another who believes cloud security...

Regin: New Piece of Spyware, discovered by Symantec

Regin Spyware Computer Malicious Software Security researchers say they have discovered a sophisticated piece of malicious code. A new piece of malware called Regin is spying on people across industries. Here’s more about the world’s most advanced hacking spyware. A leading computer security company says it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen. Symantec says the bug, named Regin, was probably created by a government and has been used for six years against a range of targets around the world. Once installed on a computer, it can do things like capture screenshots, steal passwords or recover deleted files. Experts say computers in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ireland have been hit most. It has been used to spy on government organisations, businesses and private individuals, they say. Video about Regin Spyware Researchers say the sophistication of the software indicates that it is a cyber-espionage tool developed by a nation state. They also said it likely took months, if not years, to develop and its creators have gone to great lengths to cover its tracks. Sian John, a security strategist at Symantec, said: “It looks like it comes from a Western organisation. It’s the level of skill and expertise, the length of time over which it was developed.” Read more about the important news here. Source: Rory Cellan-Jones Image...

Trend Micro Mobile Security & Antivirus

Trend Micro Mobile Security Android Device Antivirus Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android delivers complete protection against malware and device or data theft or loss, including features such as cloud storage backups and privacy scanner for Facebook, which other security apps don’t have. Though it’s unlikely that you’ll ever encounter Android malware, it’s still possible. It’s also pretty dang likely you’ll lose your Android device at some point. To combat those and other threats, both exotic and mundane, there are security apps like Trend Micro Mobile Security & Antivirus (free). This app ticks off most of the boxes for a security app, but doesn’t distinguish itself in a crowded space. Video about Trend Micro Mobile Security Trend Micro is available as a free download from the Google Play store with a 30-day trial of pro features. After that, Trend will only let you scan for malware; perform backups and restore from those backups; optimize your battery; clear your memory; and wipe your history. You’ll lose the ability to block malware before it’s installed; the app privacy scanner; safe browsing; parental controls; call and text blocking; all anti-theft features; and power-saving features. You can upgrade to the pro version by shelling out $29.99 either online or via in-app purchase for a one-year, one-device license. Alternatively, you can spring for the Trend Micro Maximum Security$59.95 at Trend Micro megasuite, which starts at $89.95 for three licenses that you can use to install security software on your Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Read more about the news here. Source: Max Eddy Image source: Arga Danu...

An Audi R8 for Free? – It’s a Computer Hoax, Don’t Be A Victim!

Computer Hoaxes Crawley Who wouldn’t want to have a free Audi R8? Especially if it is free? But who would also be willing to give away a free Audi R8? Clearly, it is one of the computer hoaxes in the internet. </center> Computer hoaxes Crawley Computer Centre has a wide-range of computer, consoles and iphone services for a very reasonable price and faster turn around time. So if you think, you have been a victim of this computer hoax, visit our office or give us a call.     Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam Over 200,000 Facebook users have fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands join the victim list with each hour, according to antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The bait spreads on fraudulent web pages and Audi communities, and also targets car lovers with malicious videos picturing Audi R8 in a race against Nissan GT-R.   Bitdefender was already detecting the malware spreading within the videos as JS:Trojan.JS.Likejack.A. As the name suggests, the Trojan can grab likes without users’ knowledge, making them accomplice in further cyber-crime activities. At the time of analysis, the misleading Audi page gathered 179,551 likes and 211,736 shares. The numbers keep growing with thousands from one hour to another. Most users who enrolled in the free Audi R8 “giveaway” originate from the US, Denmark, the UK, Australia, Malaysia, Germany, and South Africa. Though like-farming might look as one of the most harmless ‘cyber-crime’ activity, it has serious repercussions on the long run. Once they have accumulated high number of fans, like-farming Facebook pages launch...

Why We Have to Secure our Social Media and Online Activities

Viruses, Scams, Computer Hoaxes – continues to be a threat to the IT world. Up to this day, we encounter more and more computer hoaxes, viruses and scams that could lead to the loss of our important files up to the destruction of our system unit. It is impossible to get rid of these in the internet. That is part of the business strategies. But despite their existence in the Information Era, there are also some preventions and guides on how we may be able to provide security for our accounts be it in social media or emails and even online transactions. For now, let’s check on this article to help us secure the mostly visited sites, which were the social media. The guide to tightening your social media security The Internet is a dangerous place—and no brand is safe. As IBM’s Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence index points out, there were 1.5 million cyber attacks in the United States in 2013. This year, retailers such as Home Depot, Apple, PF Chang’s and even Dairy Queen have confirmed data breaches. Many of these security breaches resulted in—or will result in—material losses to consumers. Brands are taking a hit, too. Social media accounts have been hacked, altered, and used to spread political and anti-corporate messages. Profiles and followers have been lost, and even brand images have taken hits. The worst part about cyber crime is that it’s seemingly out of your brand’s control. No matter what precautions you take, there is always a risk of getting hit. But pulling your company off social media is simply not an option, as the value of this marketing channel far...