Alienor is a technical writer at Plixer. She especially enjoys writing about the latest infosec news and creating guides and tips that readers can use to keep their information safe. When she’s not writing, Alienor spends her time cooking Japanese cuisine, watching movies, and playing Monster Hunter.
Late last month on Black Friday, Hong Kong-based toymaker VTech suffered a data breach. Sure, we can just dump it into the ever-expanding list of hacked retailers–except this time, the hacker was able to obtain data of over 200,000 children.
In just a few short weeks, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will usher in a mad rush of holiday shopping. I’m happy to see both shoppers and retailers taking care to prevent injuries caused by overlarge crowds, but what steps are you taking to ensure your cyber safety and to shop online safely?
You already understand the importance of having a multi-layered security plan if you read anything about cybersecurity. We often talk about it on our blogs, too, and for good reason; having a multi-layered security plan is the realistic version of a cyber attack cure-all.
Bad news: a lot of fantastic hardware you ought to use with a multi-layered security plan can break your budget.
Good news: human intelligence plays a huge role in keeping your network safe. In other words, some important aspects of implementing a multi-layered security plan just require time and effort, not extra money. Read more