Dec 15

Nearly one-third SMEs don’t emphasize on data secure backup

According to the survey conducted by the Internet and Mobile Security Organization AVGTechnologies, most companies hadn’t noted real value of their data. The result of the test showed that 37% of small business manager spent more time on tidying up desks and ordering new business cards rather than doing backup for data. This survey was give to 500 U.S. small businesses managers, and the result showed that although most (75%) businesses relied on automatic backup system, about a quarter (24%) of businesses didn’t require employees to back up data at least every week. However, 30% of respondents thought that more than half of their data were critical data.

 

Given that small business claimed that more than half of the data were sensitive data, the loss of employees’ mobile devices should attract more attention. In fact, about half of small businesses said they had experienced the loss of mobile devices. Interestingly, the survey showed that many small businesses management staff didn’t think employees’ mobile devices contained a lot of sensitive data. They cared more about the security of data transferred to cloud. When asked about cloud-based backup, 64% of small and middle enterprise said security was the issue they cared about most.

 

And the results of the survey can be concluded as below:

 

1. Compared with backup data in UK (22%) and US (21%), a substantial proportion of small and middle businesses often spend more time on tidying up desks and ordering new business cards, which is not even the most conventional computer-related work. 43% of UL companies and 53% of US companies said they spent more time changing passwords.

 

2. When it comes to cloud backup, security is still a most concerned issue. Other key issues include the cost, data recovery and lack of control.

 

3. Most small businesses have not experienced mobile device data loss, but they are approaching (51% in UK, 53% in US).

 

4. Most SMEs (62% in UK, 66% in United States) are confident that they can prevent data loss when employees leave the company.

 

5. Most small businesses (59% in UK, 54% in the US) still don’t require employees to back up daily. A considerable number of backup data (68% UK, 75% of the United States) is operated by IT automation systems.

 

6. When it comes to mobile device data, only 1-10% of employees of about one-third of SMEs (32% in UK, 34% in the US) go out of office at least once a week. On the other hand, mobile devices are increasingly used to work, and only a small number of companies said 80% -100% of their staff go out of office one day a week.

 

7. When the device is lost or stolen, 39% of UK businesses and 41% of US companies priority is to ensure that data cannot be viewed by an unauthorized third party. That’s why you need to protect files in drive with password and configure different users’ permission to content in the drive.

Feb 22

Identity Fraud Poses a Growing Threat to People’s Work and Private Life

According to a recent report that people in US are experiencing a continuous rising number of identity fraud in the last three years, which indicates that about 5 percent adults in America are affected by identity fraud. Comparing to the figure in the last three years, researchers find that in 2012 the number of identity fraud has risen by about 0.9 percent and stays at the highest level.

People in the modern society are suffering from all kinds of dangers that may result in the leakage of their personal information and important data as the related crime on both the Internet and the real world is rampant. From digital data protection on portable USB drive disks to data security issue for real paper documents, people lock USB disks and keep their files in safe place, however, the effect is barely satisfactory.

When it comes to the losses of identity Fraud, the victims are not the one who suffered the most, and it was proved that the bank, businesses and merchants absorbed a considerable amount of identity fraud. When criminals get people’s identity information they may apply for new account of credit cards, which harm the identity owner’s credit record and cause loss for financial institution as well.

Data breach from any area is an annoying enough matter for anyone. Let’s just take data breach from computer for example, people may store some highly confidential files or pictures on the computer, and when they are flown into the wrong hand the consequence would be terrible. A very possible source of identity theft is from Social Security members, which is a vital factor for opening a new account.  

Financial damages come from identity fraud are obvious in the sector of aging system when financial organizations exchange details of deposits and other cash transfer made by enterprises and individuals.

Data protection is becoming more and more important as increasing number of data leakage and data breach cases walk out on the show, therefore, folder encryption on computer or copy protect USB with valuable files which are rather important. Once your identity details for into the wrong hand you may become the target of criminals. For social service institutions it is very necessary to build more security information management system to protect citizens’ identity information and prevent identity theft from happening. For individual people, when they need to pose their information on the Internet they need to think twice and be cautious.

Dec 07

EU Considers about Plans to Reform Copyright

No one can denying that the entire world is forward to an age of Internet, from which printing-press is included. At least judging from the recent developmental of creation and regulations the online world impacts greatly on the traditional media and the new media slowly become the main stream data and news resource. According to the recent report the EU is now officially be the pioneer to launch the discussions on copyright reform.

According to the remark, “Making European copyright fit for purpose in the age of internet“, of one commissioner we think it is possible for realization of reform of copyright, but later people find out that he was just about to consider about some related updates of the existing rules which frustrated lots of people.

One thing for certain is that EU is gradually realizing the importance and urgency of reforms that are relative with copyright. And also EU needs new rules to regulate the new but up-growing new media industry and the old printing press as well.

In the year 2014 three Commissioners will attend the meeting and discuss about the changes and findings and decide whether concrete policy should be proposed. No matter what the striking effect might be, there’s much more work left to be done than suggested in this initiative to analyze the workings of the copyright system properly and to think out suggestions for useful reform. Nevertheless, this initiative deserves more focuses by all interested organizations to help steer it in the right way.

As people pay more and more attention on the copy protection and issues related to copyright system, it is time for you to consider about your own copyright protection. If you are the owner of intellectual property or company presentations you are in need of copy protecting your files and materials. When selecting a suitable method to guard your copyright you can ask yourself about what kind of method that suits you the best? What security level you really want? Will it hinder yourself to access to the files?

Comparing carefully before you make up your mind, and you can choose a copy protection software to prevent unauthorized copy and distribution of your work or publishing. Or you can use copy protection technology to limit the using of audio products or video products. Whatever you adopt to copy protect usb and data in other place you should realize that there are potential threats which may crack right 1file and distribute them without your permission, the sooner you take action the more secure your files will be.