Tag: Small Business

Information Sharing Rules Change Affects Internet Service Providers

holstonit | November 14, 2016

A new FCC ruling changes the game for Internet Service Providers around the country, which limits their ability to share or sell the information they have on the people who use their services. The new rules were approved in a…


Cybercrime Has Affected 45% of Consumers: Are You Next?

holstonit | November 9, 2016

It has been widely reported that cybercrime is one of the fastest growing types of crime on the planet today, but new statistics published by MarkMonitor’s Online Fraud Barometer indicate that it’s a lot worse than previously imagined. Close to…


Small Businesses Are Adopting Cloud Services By A Large Margin

holstonit | October 13, 2016

Traditional web hosting services are on the way out, at least where small and medium sized businesses are concerned. These are the latest findings by Clutch.co, based on a recent survey of SMBs. A staggering 95% of them say they…


Redis Database May Open Door To Ransomware Attack

holstonit | September 20, 2016

As you probably know by now, ransomware is a particularly insidious form of hacking attack whereby a target computer’s files are locked or held hostage in some way, and besides restoring from whatever backups you have, the only way to…


Single Hacker Convicted For Over 2 Million US Credit Card Thefts

holstonit | September 19, 2016

The story of the fall of the hacker going by the alias “Track2” is an absolutely riveting one. Track2, whose real name is Roman Valerevich Seleznev, is a thirty-one year old from Russia. His criminal enterprise thrived from 2009 to…


Internal Breaches On The Rise For Many Companies

holstonit | September 9, 2016

In some important ways, the media has a tendency to distort the reality where hacking and data breaches are concerned. The stories that tend to make the headlines are the external breaches that see hackers making off with tens of…


New Chip Cards May Not Be As Secure As Expected

holstonit | August 29, 2016

Remember not long ago, when the big credit card issuers went on at some length touting their latest advances in smart chip technology? The new tech was supposed to vastly improve the security of credit cards, rendering them virtually immune…


Frequent Password Changes May Compromise Security

holstonit | August 18, 2016

By now, it’s a familiar story. Conventional wisdom holds that you want to use a different password on every site or service you log into and that you want to change your passwords regularly, in order to maximize security. What…


4 out of 5 Business Networks Have Security Threats

holstonit | August 4, 2016

According to security company Infoblox, a staggering 83% of the networks they’ve studied contain some form of malicious activity. The news is as staggering as it is grim, but if there’s a silver lining to be found in the report,…


Data Breach Costs Up 30 Percent, Is Your Business Secure?

holstonit | August 3, 2016

The annual “Cost of a Data Breach” study has been released, and the results aren’t pretty or encouraging. Between 2013 and now, the total cost to a company hit by a data breach is a staggering $4 million, which is…