Average citizens use identification cards almost every day. They’re used to seeing people in occupations that require authorization at work, wearing them on lanyards day-to-day. The basics of the system are familiar and straightforward, but if you’re thinking about purchasing a complete ID printing system, it doesn’t hurt to educate yourself about how they function so that you know you’re not missing out on any features or jeopardizing your level of protection by misusing the system.
Regardless of the purpose for which you use Amazon Web Services, or AWS, you must protect your company from potential security issues. While AWS has excellent security features, consumers are still responsible for portions of their own security because Amazon can’t dictate how you use their services. Following are three ways to use AWS securely and without worry.
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Did you know that nearly 90 percent of occupational fraud is perpetrated by employees with no prior history of criminal or suspect behavior? The best background check in the world can’t predict future acts against your company in a previously upstanding individual, and unfortunately, security breaches sometimes happen from within.
Unless you add extra layers of security to ensure that it remains private, email is an incredibly vulnerable form of communication, especially on a mobile device. As more and more people realize that sensitive information sent through emails is vulnerable to spying, cybercriminals and corporate espionage, they are looking for better ways to communicate safely.
These days shopping online has become so convenient and popular that studies show 75% of Americans count on it as their go-to for purchasing products before going to a store. Not only is it more convenient to shop online, but in many cases, it is significantly cheaper.
With this great convenience and savings, however, also comes the risk of your private information being stolen from you. Giving out your address and payment information makes you a target for cyber criminals.
It takes research, development and testing to deploy a secure web or mobile application that users can access or download with confidence. Application security is one of the biggest concerns in the tech world today. Many people are concerned that hackers will be able to exploit unlocked doors in the virtual world to break into their computers or mobile devices. Developers and those who support apps need to stay on top of the latest trends in secure development.
An application has the best chance of staying secure if it is developed using what is known as a secure development life cycle (SDLC). SDLC is comprised of seven phases. Each phase allows developers to build the most secure and user-friendly version of an app. Planning ahead by using an established life cycle makes it easy to anticipate and repair any vulnerabilities that may come as a result of the front-end design or back-end coding of an app. This approach can help developers avoid costly and unexpected security-related discoveries in the last stages of development.