Computer Security

Whether you’re an IT professional in a large corporation, a small business owner, or just want to make sure your personal computer is virus free, find the information you’re looking for at BrightHub. From data protection, to online privacy and compliance concerns, to facing every day computer and network security threats from viruses and malware find a wealth of resources from the most basic to the complex.
If you’re concerned about the information security of your small business you can find a multitude of articles from writers who understand where you’re coming from. SMB / SME owners juggle many of the same issues and compliance standards as larger businesses, but with much smaller staffs and budgets. A prevalence of computer security threats means that small businesses are no less vulnerable than their larger counterparts, yet many small businesses remain unprotected and confused on how to safeguard their businesses with limited resources.
Other non-techies who face security needs include parents, teachers and others seeking to protect their online privacy and keep their personal computer virus free. Read reviews of the top antivirus software, tips on being safe on the internet and even online etiquette. We also have advice for keeping kids safe while surfing the internet.
For the more advanced, the Computer Security channel on BrightHub.com is a convenient resource for expert advice on a variety of security and compliance issues facing IT staff of medium and larger sized businesses today. Managing Editor Jean Amprimoz and a team of technology writers, offer well-researched articles and tips to help juggle the myriad and often confusing world of network security, PCI DSS compliance, online privacy concerns and data protection. In addition to informative small business security articles and information on how to protect their clients’, their employees’ and their own data. Don’t hesitate to ask questions of the professionals and voice your own opinion in the comments.

Things to Know About Social Network Security

So you’re a blazing social media addict? Like all the contacts and relationships do you? Don’t get lulled into a false sense of security on your social network accounts, as there are plenty of ways that what you post can come back to haunt you.

The Evolution of Computer Viruses

Computer viruses have come a long way since they were first thought of. Moving from the realms of a simple practical joke, to the high heights of international cyberwarfare, they have certainly had an interesting course. To find out more about how viruses have changed, look inside.

Is Conficker Actually “Dangerous”?

A new book, titled Worm, seeks to give the complicated story of one of the biggest computer worms in existence. While Conficker is an interesting beast, it seems like it’s getting a whole lot of attention by people desperately wanting it to be a great villain.

A Quick Look at the Best Anti-Virus Software

Malware is a plague upon the Internet, and unfortunately it looks like it’s here to stay. As long as there is a dollar to be made, criminals will try to use whatever means at their disposal to get it. As the holidays approach, it may not be a bad idea to spend a little for a more secure computer.

Forewarned Is Forearmed: Hacking Tools and Techniques

The adage ”Knowledge is Power” is truer nowhere than in the field of PC security. The tools of the hacker’s trade are more accessible than you think, thanks to ”white hat” hackers who are employed to improve network security, and because the bad ones like to brag about their exploits.