Canadian SEO Data Protection: Sophos Rocks, eh!
If you’re a regular reader here of our blog on all things about Canadian SEO, then you know that I’m totally sold by the folks over at Sophos and their spot-on security applications, white papers, tools, podcasts and blog infometrics that they seem to offer up weekly!
While I do try to accomodate the ‘best practices’ preached by this firm on our own boxes here at the office, what I can admit to is that sometimes…well, the time I have to do real client work somehow takes up too much of my day and the thoughts — nagging thoughts to be honest, about reading more and learning more and practising more security updates and notices, falls by the wayside.
But no more, it appears, as Sophos now offers up (well, for a few months now but I only discovered it a couple of days ago!) full help for all of us online types, SEO practitioner or not, free tools to use to learn, and to manage our computer security!
Called “ThreatBeaters” the zip that you download will un-pack to reveal a series of docs; Word docs on how to setup internal company policies on security for employees and data encryption too. There’s a couple of great Powerpoint presentations on what data security threats are (a great thing to use to explain to new employees what the risks of online use are!) and another on what a lack of security can mean to a firm and how such a lack can mean business losses! Further items? Yup…there’s a couple of great videos you can use to teach staff or clients more about how to pick great passwords and protect data loss too. There’s I think 5 or 6 .pdfs that offer up still more in the prevention of data loss via many hacker methods and some of the best info is in their Tips – To – Follow listings…..
And don’t think just hackers….think about your competitors too. Huh? Well, recently we’ve heard about some major channel competitors aiming at domination in their channels by ‘cracking’ into a competitors site via 3rd party tools to learn as much about that competitor as they can — sales figures, customer lists, R&D info, staff records, client finanicals…the list goes on, eh! And, if you think about it, if such info might be available via an online entry point, via a lost laptop, a forgotten USB drive you NEED to secure same…..not only is it ethically important, but from a liability standpoint, a needed position to maintain!
Sophos has a real grip on security — we here at canuckseo use same on our ALL our servers & IMHO…you’d better be aware of all the things that they point out…and be willing to protect same!Google