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  • How Do I Choose the Right Anti Virus Program

    There is a multitude of antivirus programs in the market today. There is always confusion as to which one do you go for. The one your friend recommends or the one that came inbuilt with your computer. We at UrTechMate Inc have compiled this blog to help give you the best antivirus program based on its effectiveness, performance, and usability so that you make an informed decision.

    Costs: Free products largely have similar antivirus detection features as the commercial ones; however, paid ones come with additional benefits and function more as a whole security suite. At the same time, commercial packages have a similar retail price and thus it is imperative to look at more than just the pricing to make a decision.

    Real-time scanning: It is crucial for the software to search or scan for potential threats in real-time. Thus, the program should be regularly running in the background without interfering in the usage of the computer be it in the form of emails, chat applications and or web surfing.

    Ease of use: Anti-virus software is not rocket science. It should be simple to use and install. As long as the first configuration is complete, there is no interference or management needed as such.

    Well-known product: A well-known product from a reputable company is of prime importance. This way, it is easier for you to judge how well it performs, whereas, if you happen to pick a vague program, you will have no guarantee, no tests and thus have no idea how efficient it really is. It may be doing more harm and bring about trojans and viruses.

    For more on best anti-virus software visit our site **

  • Windows 10 Might Hit The Market By September


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    With an increasing number of businesses planning IoT deployments, a whole new set of security challenges have emerged. At the ground level, IoT is all about interconnectivity, and there lies the biggest issues. Enterprise networks connected to the cloud, online services, datacenters, and even employees’ devices will pave the way for security breaches by hackers and unauthorized users.

    Here are 5 IoT security risks for which companies should be prepared:
    1. Denial-of-service attacks

    Disruptive cyberattacks or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks will pose severe threats to IoT devices. Most of the security breaches are expected to take place in the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) environment where the risks of device loss or theft are high. Enterprises need to take security measures to remotely manage devices, access and wipe out data and also disconnect compromised devices from the network.
    2. Insecure end points

    IoT inherently creates billions of insecure endpoints. IP-addressable devices will create new vectors of attack designed to either compromise the device or gain access to the enterprise network. These devices will not support currently available antivirus, anti-spam, or anti-malware programs. To address these concerns and prevent unauthorized access, companies will have to incorporate security controls, leveraging a pre-built role-based model.
    3. Physical and physiological damage

    In addition to data breach vulnerabilities, physical and physiological risks also cannot be ruled out, according to Michael Sutton, vice president of Zscaler. He said that intruders have already caused damages to wearers of Internet enabled insulin pumps, pacemakers and glucose monitors. Stuxnet is one example of such cyber attacks. Sutton warns that hackers may not even require any hardware or software vulnerabilities to break into these devices. They can simply hack them by tracing IPs. IP configuration errors are what enterprises must be careful of as these security flaws could be gateway to devices which will give access to company networks.
    4. IoT will inevitably intersect with the enterprise network

    Amit Yoran, former director of the National Cyber Security Division at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has cautioned that “just as there are no truly standalone industrial control networks and air traffic control networks anymore, there won’t be a truly standalone enterprise network in an IoT world.” According to him, IoT and the enterprise network will intersect. If someone can hack into a web-enabled device which also happens to have connectivity to the corporate network or infrastructure, they can create a bridge to pass traffic back and forth.
    5. Lack of bandwidth

    Palo Alto Networks has published a study which states that there has been a rapid surge in network traffic from peer-to-peer application use, online media streaming and social networking. Gradually as more and more smart devices will be accessible via web, network traffic will grow by leaps and bounds. In order to maintain seamless flow of bandwidth and employee productivity, enterprises need to ensure that critical applications must receive the required bandwidth. Enterprises should opt for additional bandwidth to manage and monitor traffic and use web-based services. Thus, increased use of internet bandwidth will reduce business continuity risks and possible losses.

  • Benefits of cloud computing in a small business

    cloudWith an increasing number of businesses planning IoT deployments, a whole new set of security challenges have emerged. At the ground level, IoT is all about interconnectivity, and there lies the biggest issues. Enterprise networks connected to the cloud, online services, datacenters, and even employees’ devices will pave the way for security breaches by hackers and unauthorized users.

    Here are 5 IoT security risks for which companies should be prepared:
    1. Denial-of-service attacks

    Disruptive cyberattacks or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks will pose severe threats to IoT devices. Most of the security breaches are expected to take place in the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) environment where the risks of device loss or theft are high. Enterprises need to take security measures to remotely manage devices, access and wipe out data and also disconnect compromised devices from the network.
    2. Insecure end points

    IoT inherently creates billions of insecure endpoints. IP-addressable devices will create new vectors of attack designed to either compromise the device or gain access to the enterprise network. These devices will not support currently available antivirus, anti-spam, or anti-malware programs. To address these concerns and prevent unauthorized access, companies will have to incorporate security controls, leveraging a pre-built role-based model.
    3. Physical and physiological damage

    In addition to data breach vulnerabilities, physical and physiological risks also cannot be ruled out, according to Michael Sutton, vice president of Zscaler. He said that intruders have already caused damages to wearers of Internet enabled insulin pumps, pacemakers and glucose monitors. Stuxnet is one example of such cyber attacks. Sutton warns that hackers may not even require any hardware or software vulnerabilities to break into these devices. They can simply hack them by tracing IPs. IP configuration errors are what enterprises must be careful of as these security flaws could be gateway to devices which will give access to company networks.
    4. IoT will inevitably intersect with the enterprise network

    Amit Yoran, former director of the National Cyber Security Division at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has cautioned that “just as there are no truly standalone industrial control networks and air traffic control networks anymore, there won’t be a truly standalone enterprise network in an IoT world.” According to him, IoT and the enterprise network will intersect. If someone can hack into a web-enabled device which also happens to have connectivity to the corporate network or infrastructure, they can create a bridge to pass traffic back and forth.
    5. Lack of bandwidth

    Palo Alto Networks has published a study which states that there has been a rapid surge in network traffic from peer-to-peer application use, online media streaming and social networking. Gradually as more and more smart devices will be accessible via web, network traffic will grow by leaps and bounds. In order to maintain seamless flow of bandwidth and employee productivity, enterprises need to ensure that critical applications must receive the required bandwidth. Enterprises should opt for additional bandwidth to manage and monitor traffic and use web-based services. Thus, increased use of internet bandwidth will reduce business continuity risks and possible losses.

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