Studies show that there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds stealing information from your computer.

How can you prevent these people from attacking your business operations remotely? What areas can you improve on with your cybersecurity? What should you be focusing on first?

Cybersecurity is very important when you are dealing with financial information on a daily basis.

Keep reading to learn more about cybersecurity tips for your small business.

1. Backup Your Information

This is a great tip overall because you never know when a hard drive crash or power surge will occur and you do not want to lose everything on your computer or shared drives. Backing up important information on a regular basis will give you peace of mind that your business can continue to operate if something were to happen to your files.

There are various ways to back up the information but storing it in a secure location separate from the original source is key.

2. Multifactor Authentication

Multifactor authentication is an added security measure that is used to log into something. Instead of a password, it requires additional information to complete the process and gaining access.

This makes it more difficult for someone to breach because they will need to know more than just the password. Most of the details are sent to a personal device and would alert you if you had not ordered the code to be sent.

3. Limit Access

The fewer people who have access to something means the lower chance of the information being shared. Not every employee needs to be able to access sensitive financial information for the company.

By limiting the access, you can quickly identify a cyber attack and not have to screen employees for the cause but rather focus on finding a solution. This also helps prevent the employees from sharing the information with others outside the company.

4. Protect Your Internet Connection

Your internet connection is what runs your business. Like an engine, it needs to be taken care of to work properly. Cyber attacks can cut your internet connection or steal all of the data that it deals with.

Employing the proper protection for your connection will help keep your internet transactions secure within your business and not shared with others.

5. Continue Learning Cybersecurity Tips From Experts

Cybersecurity is constantly changing and you must keep up on new challenges so that you can be prepared in the future. Employing these tips and consistently reading about what measures other companies are taking to stay safe will help you prevent issues.

Watching this discussion that Anne Neuberger has will help you gain insight into the world of cybersecurity.

Stay Secure

Now that you know more about cybersecurity, it is time to take action to keep your business safe. Following these cybersecurity tips is a good start in the right direction as you plan your security measures for the future. Check out our blog for more informational articles like this one.

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Cortana for Xbox One Finally Released: Your Personal Gaming Assistant

Lucky summers for Xbox One users as they will be getting one of the much-awaited updates from Microsoft, the Cortana is about to be rolled out.
For those who have no idea what Cortana is, well, it is a Microsoft’s virtual assistant which lets you communicate with your device like "Siri" on Apple iOS and "Google Now Assistant" for Android. You can talk to your device by saying “Hey Cortana” and you can then give all the instructions through voice.

The purpose of launching Cortana is to integrate Windows 10 and the Xbox console. Though initially the update will not be available for Windows 10 but at a later stage, you will be able to use it with Xbox app on Windows 10.

What to Expect

So how Cortana will change your gaming experience? How can it be of any help? Is it really a much needed feature?

Cortana is referred to as the ‘personal gaming assistant’. It will assist you in gaming, of course, but this is just the beginning. Right now, you will be able to use Cortana for gaming features only but in near future, it will work with other devices and will include a whole lot of other exciting features.

Cortana lets you communicate with your console over voice. It can let you find new games, turn on the Xbox, you can start a party, and you can perform several other tasks. You can also use it to search stuff on Bing, simply give a voice instruction to search something and voila, you are done.

The good news is that there are multiple updates that will be rolled out so you will see some nice changes this summer, for example, a new game collection will be rolled out, improvements in screenshot sharing feature, some of the famous PC games will be added to your Xbox live, and much more.

This is just the beginning. Microsoft is very enthusiastic about the update and it has already announced that Cortana is not limited to gaming only, so you should expect some good new features being added in recent times.

When and Where

Microsoft will be rolling the updates in phases – not all at once, thus you have to exhibit some patience. The first update will be rolled out this summer. You will get two updates this summer and more updates will follow soon.

At this moment, the Cortana will be available to Preview testers only. No, not to all the Preview testers but only those located in the US, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. If you are in one of these countries, consider yourself lucky as you will be among the first ones who will have the privilege to try the new update.

Keep your fingers crossed for the update and let’s hope that the update proves to be good for the gamers. The basic purpose behind the launch of the Cortana and these updates is to integrate Xbox One fully with Windows app (the PC). Once it is done, you will experience gaming of another level.
But that’s not going to happen right away.

For now, just sit back, relax and let Microsoft do all the hard work. Wait for the update to reach you.

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