Top three security threats in 2015 and what to do

security threatsThis time of year, at the end of 2015, you are seeing a lot of posts reviewing what happened in 2015. For the top three security threats of 2015, this article offers these top three security threats:

  1. Data breaches. Remember the breach at Ashley Madison? How about the U.S. Office of Personnel Management? Even the healthcare network from Anthem was hit with a massive data breach.
  2. Smart devices. The exponential growth of smart device use is now “creating controversies for families as well as opening up new risks for businesses.” The article outlines three areas causing concern for parents in regards to smart device use. Interesting reading.
  3. Data privacy. While the Internet-of-Things opens up a lot of practical possibilities, it also “present[s] new opportunities for cybercriminals to compromise our security and privacy—[with a] lack of privacy for both adults and children.

So how does that affect you, a discerning Q Wealth Report reader? An important fact to realize from the articleis that “no matter what operating system you have and no matter how small or large your business is, security is no longer ‘nice to have,’ but is a must-have tool in your arsenal.”

The top essential action to take, according to the article, is to implement a layered approach to security. Layers? Hmm… That reminds me of this.

Here is a video from Frederick D. our Computer Security Expert… See what he has to say here about Computer Security Solutions and layers.

Learn how you can implement a multi-layered approach to protect your security and privacy in our report The Complete Guide to Computer Security… for Mere Mortals. The security and privacy of your personal information is within your control. Read the report and start to protect yourself now.

All thanks and credit for the above article must go to the Derek Irwin for his blog post on the Intego.com/mac-security-blog.