Does your small company train your employees to prevent cyber attacks or hackers from getting into your computer system? If not, you should definitely think about doing so. Far too many employees are lackadaisical when it comes to their passwords, and the inconvenience of typing in passwords, or protecting their personal tech devices which are now interfacing with the IT systems in their companies.

The other day there was an excellent blog post by Dan Rowinski posted to Read-Write-Web Online Citizen Journalist News titled; “Employees, Not Hackers, Are the Biggest Threat to Security” published on June 27, 2011. Dan rightfully points out that internal security is paramount and that it is “not always a tech issue, for instance in the article he states:

“While groups like Anonymous and LulzSec use sophisticated hacking methods (like SQL-injections), the greatest threat to security within the government and large corporations does not come from programming vulnerabilities; it is their employees.”

Okay so, he’s right on the money, in fact everyone from the DHS to the top computer security firms point out that it is usually mistakes which are made in the IT department or with employees who have access to the system who do not take security seriously. Either that or they are too ve to the issues with social engineering. Thus, if you are truly concerned with cyber attacks, viruses, worms, and hackers, then first, you must worry about insider threats.

Not just criminality inside the company or organization, but also “brain farts” or stupid actions by employees who do not seem to take the networks security or data safety seriously. Perhaps they have poor passwords for their personal tech device which can then be accessed via a coffee shop WiFi to gain authentication to a network, once in and once that device is compromised, the hacker now has access and a password to boot.

Thus, able to access from anywhere, a remote location or from another open WiFi system without giving themselves away, or maybe they will jump from one open system to a cloaking ISP in another nation to get in, totally untraceable. How did they do it? Simple, one employee made a mistake, or didn’t think anyone could or would break into their system. Once they did, it was too late.

If one or two employees are occasionally lackadaisical with computer security, you might be able to head …

The older a computer gets, the slower it becomes. The performance of a computer reduces as it gets older. The solution to this problem is not buying a new PC but following a few simple precautionary steps. These 5 simple and effective steps that will help you have a like new computer are:

1. Delete unnecessary files: You can lighten your computer by deleting unnecessary files from the hard drive of your computer. These files could be any video or music or some documents that you don’t need any more.

2. Check your RAM capacity: A computer gets very slow if you open too many programs at the same time knowing that the RAM of your computer is low. Try and increase the capacity of your RAM to improve the speed of your computer.

3. Uninstall unneeded programs: Go to Control Panel and remove all the unwanted programs. Check the list of programs installed on your computer and delete the ones that you don’t use. You will be amazed at the increase in the speed of your computer as the load on the hard drive will be reduced.

4. Defrag the system: Defragging helps in arranging the files making it easier for the computer to find files. Defragging can be done by going to My Computer, selecting the local disk, then clicking on tools and starting the defragging process. By defragging, all the empty spaces in between the files get filled by the consecutive files and files get compacted.

5. Run your registry cleaner: Keep scanning the computer regularly and make sure that the computer is free from corrupted registry. This registry can be scanned manually but it is advisable to download a registry cleaning software and use it to keep the computer hard drive clean and free. This is one of the best ways to keep your computer free of virus and by scanning the hard drive, the speed of your computer also increases.

A lot of people believe in buying antivirus software that help keep the computers free of viruses. These software also help in increasing the speed of the computers. This software also help in improving the computers performance but you should always try to use money-free steps first. The main objective is to increase the efficiency of the computer and if it can be achieved free of cost, then why spend money.…