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Why Your Antivirus is a Critical Element in Your Cybersecurity

Why Your Antivirus is a Critical Element in Your Cybersecurity

We spend a lot of time on cybersecurity, because it is so important for your business. One of the most important parts of any cybersecurity effort is the antivirus. Oftentimes, it is one of those things that once it’s in place, you don’t have to pay any mind to. Unfortunately, like anything else, you need to give your organizational antivirus a little TLC if you expect it to work the way you need it to.

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Report: Large Businesses Spend an Average of $15 Million Annually on Cybersecurity

b2ap3_thumbnail_security_expenses_400.jpgIt’s a well-known fact that cybersecurity is a major pain point for all businesses, but some organizations spend vastly more money on it than others. Considering how the Internet is full of threats that are waiting to attack at any given moment, it’s not surprising that some organizations invest heavily in their security. Large businesses with over 1,000 employees spend around $15 million annually on security, so you need to make sure that your business is also spending the appropriate sum on network security.

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Is Your Antivirus Software Up to Snuff?

b2ap3_thumbnail_is_your_antivirus_working_for_you_400.jpgAll of the security breaches and vulnerabilities of 2014 sure have made for an interesting year; first Heartbleed, then the Internet Explorer vulnerability, GameOver Zeus, and the Russian password-stealing gang. In light of these events, you really have to ask the question, "how can we fight these threats?" Symantec has told The Wall Street Journal that they feel antivirus technology is "dead."

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Don’t Even Think About Disabling Your Antivirus Software!

b2ap3_thumbnail_do_not_remove_antivirus_400.jpgDoes your company have dedicated antivirus software to protect it against the annoying threats on the Internet? Sometimes, a computer virus can weasel its way past your software, but there's no greater frustration than when you realize that the reason you contracted a virus is because an employee disabled your software. Don't let this happen to you!

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The Only Good Virus is No Virus

b2ap3_thumbnail_antivirus_shield_400.jpgThis world is dangerous; there are murderers, serial killers, and identity thieves. These dangerous criminals aside, many people ignore the digital world and find solace in thinking that they are untouchable in their online community. Little do they know, some of the most dangerous criminals in the world exist on the other end of a telephone line, sitting in front of a computer: Hackers. One of the easiest ways to shield yourself from these criminals is to keep your antivirus up to date.

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