Everyday cybercrime and what you can do about it | iccusa.net

Hopefully you’ve never been victimized by a cyber criminal. Cyber crimes occur in various forms, covering such instances of identity theft, money laundering, and financial fraud.

Whether you store personal information or sensitive business content in the cloud, you want to feel safe in knowing that information is protected from malware and other harmful viruses that can put your valuable information in the hands of the wrong person.

Each day, more than 250,000 different and unique malware viruses are born — and these viruses can do everything from obtaining your billing information to controlling your computer’s webcam.

30,000 new websites are infected every day with more than 80% of them being of the small business variety. Creative hackers can even launch a virus on your computer that looks like anti-virus software.

Scary, huh?

In this TED Talk, cybercrime expert James Lyne explains what steps you can take to ensure your safety and the safety of your businesses when utilizing the most up-to-date technology.

Windows XP went dark and Microsoft is promoting Windows 10 and 8.1 as the right choice for all users willing to upgrade. Both possess increased security features to help protect your company’s data.

An important security enhancement is remote business data removal which allows companies to discern between corporate and user files. Another key feature is malware resistance. This feature includes enhancements to both Internet Explorer and Windows Defender.

There are many considerations to take into account when purchasing a new computer with a new operating system. Most new computers are going to come with Windows 8 preinstalled. This may not be the best option for you or your organization.

Are you still using Windows XP or earlier?

Depending on your specific needs we may recommend the all new Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro or Enterprise Editions or we might recommend staying with your current Windows 7.

ICC offers the right solution to help your business with XP upgrades. Contact us for details.