5 tools to improve network performance and prevent cyberattacks

5 tools to improve network performance and prevent cyberattacks

Small businesses use expensive security cameras and intruder alarms to protect their office assets, but they often overlook protection of their IT networks. That’s because IT managers presume—incorrectly—that anti-virus software is enough.

Symantec notes that hackers are no longer solely reliant on traditional attack tools such as malware. They’re increasingly using operating-system features and cloud services to compromise networks.

Small businesses that do not install additional safeguards such as network monitoring tools to protect their IT environment perimeters will lose revenue and customer trust as a result of inevitable network downtime.

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I failed the ‘day without data’ challenge—here’s what I learned

I failed the ‘day without data’ challenge—here’s what I learned

Lay down your iPhones, Fitbits, and Google powered gadgets. It’s time to turn yourself on airplane mode. Today, we are going to live a day without data—or die trying.

I first heard about a “day without data” in this BBC feature. Back in 2014, writer, Rory Cellan-Jones, investigated how feasible it would be to live a day without creating a data trail.

The rules for his technology fast were simple:

  1. Hand over your phone
  2. Don’t access the internet
  3. Don’t interact with any machine, service, or entity that can share your personal data

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