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IT security

Concerns are warranted as drones continue to grow in popularity. Individuals and organizations are being vigilant in their need to detect, protect and respond quickly to security and privacy issues.
Ransomware is one of the fastest growing areas of cyber crime. The intended target is often small and medium sized businesses, because they have fewer resources compared with larger organizations. Historically, the root word ransom refers to a criminal demanding a payment in exchange for releasing someone or something that has been taken.
As 2016 gets underway, organizations are searching for new ways to grow, compete, and win. They know technology will play a role. While it's impossible to have a crystal ball to predict the future, some key trends have emerged in the coming year that are relevant for small and medium-sized organizations. Here are five ones to watch.
Common sense is one of the main security measures you can employ. It's simply about being aware of your surroundings, where you keep passwords stored (i.e. if someone gets into your computer will they easily locate a file marked "passwords"?) and noticing, literally, who may be looking over your shoulder.
Hackers continue to be in the news. Security breaches continue to happen, whether that means breaking into companies or security holes in the software. What is the best way you can protect yourself? Perhaps, the smartest thing you can do is get a password manager and use it.
If you have a "bring your own device" policy in place, employees need be informed that your company is monitoring data on their devices. You need to be clear that you are not interested in their personal data. Clarify what data will be monitored, what settings will be modified, how information will be used and how long it will be saved in your policy.
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