20 Cyber Security Business Tips
Cyber Security Business Tips: Below are 20 Internet Safety, Cyber Security tips that are included in the Business ICT Safety Checklist (BISC) offered here at this site to take online or to purchase for your organization. Given the growth of information technology, E-commerce, and the importance of to a growing number of organizations, all organizations must now allocate a portion of their operating budget and energy to insulate their businesses from cyber crime, , , identity theft, disgruntled past employees and nefarious corporate competitors.
If it is not already being done within your business, it is highly recommended to address your organizational weaknesses in relationship to a cyber attack, employee social media usage and the growing concern of a security breach by iPredators. Also important, and briefly detailed below, is an overview of the nefarious and malevolent elements that exist in cyberspace.
The 20 tips provided can be a first step in your endeavor to establish a secure organization related to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the human factors rarely addressed in the. Although cybercrime, identity theft, cyber theft and online corporate disparagement require ICT usage, it is vital to always address the issues involving the people related to the business who use electronic devices to conduct your business.
Cybercrime Prevention Requires
Active Cyber Security
ICT:(ICT) is an umbrella term used to define any electronic or digital communication device or application used to obtain, exchange or disseminate information. ICT stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications, which enable users to create, access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.
ICT consists of all forms of telecommunication, information technology, broadcast media, audio and video processing, transmission and network based control and monitoring functions. Information and Communications Technology means computer-based management of data or ideas, but will continue to grow with technological advancements. ICT has rapidly become one of the basic building blocks of modern society and will become increasingly integral as the information age matures.
Many countries now regard understanding ICT and mastering the basic skills and concepts of ICT as part of the core of education, alongside reading, writing and mathematics. The importance of ICT to humanity lies upon a continuum of relevance ranging from minimal impact to vital requirement regarding an ICT user’s day-to-day activities. For some, ICT and the Internet are nothing more than tools of convenience for conducting their responsibilities. For others, their social, scholastic, business and/or financial affairs disclosed online are crucial to their self-esteem, self-worth, success and perceptual world.
As Information and Communications Technology (ICT) becomes more widespread, cyber attack prevention, education and protection are areas requiring immediate attention. The Information Age has many benefits to humanity, but it is vital to identify and prevent the malevolent and nefarious elements that exist in cyberspace and Information and Communications Technology.
Note: The term “business” in the tips below represents any of the following: owner(s), employees, business consultants or the business itself as an entity.
1. The business is ICT safe from hackers and checked regularly for updates.
2. The business is ICT safe from viruses and checked regularly for updates.
3. The business is ICT safe from malware and checked regularly for updates.
4. The business is ICT safe from a mobile device cyber-security breach and checked regularly for updates.
5. The business has a formal written Internet security policy.
6. The business engages in Internet safety training.
7. The business’s ICT has automatic software and security updates.
8. The business inspects sensitive online information and what is needed to protect it.
9. The business protects sensitive company data on all mobile devices.
10. The business monitors how employees interact with social media.
11. The business checks for new cybercrime protection products and services.
12. The business monitors sensitive online information and knows the value to a cyber criminal.
13. The business knows the consequences of using the Internet in an unsafe manner.
14. The business tracks social networking sites employees visit during downtime at the job location.
15. The business is educated on safe online practices.
16. The business diversifies the ICT passwords.
17. The business knows the latest cyber threats and how to combat them.
18. The business is safe from a loss of data.
19. The business is safe from customer and financial information theft.
20. The business is safe from loss of employee or financial data.
Is Your Business Cyber Safe?
All responses to the 20 statements should be “Yes, Agree or True.” If any of your responses to these statements are No or I Don’t Know, it is strongly suggested to address them immediately. Fell free to look through the iPredator Inc. Resource Link Library and/or investigate the various checklists and inventories available to take online or purchase. You may also benefit from reading about iPredator Inc.’s iPredator Protected Membership service developed and managed by Dr. Michael Nuccitelli.
Business Internet Safety Checklist
Business Internet Safety Checklist [BISC]: The Business Internet Safety Checklist [BISC] is a 100-item checklist designed for a business to verify, upgrade or monitor their Information and Communications Technology [ICT] safety and security practices. The BISC is a data collection tool that investigates a business’s vulnerability of being targeted, disparaged, slandered, stolen from or infiltrated by cyber criminals, disgruntled past employees/customers or nefarious corporate competitors. Related to cybercrime specific areas, the BISC focuses the business on their cyber-security breach potential, digital reputation acumen and capacity to institute internet safety and cyber security strategies. The BISC is designed for using on a regular basis as part of a business’s internet safety and cyber security monitoring practices. Cost: $125.00 (USD)
iPredator Probability Inventory-Business
iPredator Probability Inventory-Business [IPI-B]: The iPredator Probability Inventory-Business is a 110 questions diagnostic, education, assessment and data collection tool designed to assess a business’s vulnerability of being targeted, disparaged, slandered, stolen from or infiltrated by online assailants or nefarious corporate competitors. Related to cybercrime specific areas, the IPI-B also assesses a business’s cyber-security breach potential, digital reputation acumen and capacity to institute internet safety and cyber security strategies. A business owner, employee or consultant familiar with the business’s Information and Communications Technology [ICT] health and safety completes the IPI-B. The IPI-B is designed for using on a regular basis as part of a business’s internet safety and cyber security inquiries. Cost: $125.00 (USD)
Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.
Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. is a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant. He completed his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 1994 from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. In November 2011, Dr. Nuccitelli and his colleagues established iPredator Inc. offering educational, investigation and advisory services related to cyberstalking, cyberbullying, internet predators, cybercrime & the darkside of cyberspace. In June 2013, Dr. Nuccitelli and iPredator Inc. launched this internet safety website, iPredator, and two blogs, Dark Psychology & Dr. Internet Safety. These sites offer online users an incredible amount of information, education and advisory services. Since 1985, Dr. Nuccitelli has worked in behavioral healthcare in a variety of capacities with various clinical populations.
iPredator: A person, group or nation who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, coercion, stalking, theft or disparagement of others using Information and Communications Technology [ICT]. iPredators are driven by deviant fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, religious fanaticism, political reprisal, psychiatric illness, perceptual distortions, peer acceptance or personal and financial gain. iPredators can be any age or gender and are not bound by economic status, race, religion or national heritage. iPredator is a global term used to distinguish anyone who engages in criminal, coercive, deviant or abusive behaviors using ICT. Central to the construct is the premise that Information Age criminals, deviants and the violently disturbed are psychopathological classifications new to humanity.
Whether the offender is a cyberstalker, cyber harasser, cybercriminal, online sexual predator, internet troll, cyber terrorist, cyberbully, online child pornography consumer/distributor or engaged in internet defamation or nefarious online deception, they fall within the scope of iPredator. The three criteria used to define an iPredator include:
- A self-awareness of causing harm to others, directly or indirectly, using ICT.
- The usage of ICT to obtain, exchange and deliver harmful information.
- A general understanding of Cyberstealth used to engage in criminal or deviant activities or to profile, identify, locate, stalk and engage a target.
Unlike human predators prior to the Information Age, iPredators rely upon the multitude of benefits offered by Information and Communications Technology [ICT]. These assistances include exchange of information over long distances, rapidity of information exchanged and the seemingly infinite access to data available. Malevolent in intent, iPredators habitually deceive others using ICT in the abstract and artificial electronic universe known as cyberspace. Therefore, as the internet naturally offers all ICT users anonymity, if they decide, iPredators actively design online profiles and diversionary tactics to remain undetected and untraceable.
Cyberstealth, a sub-tenet of iPredator, is a covert method by which iPredators attempt to establish and sustain complete anonymity while they engage in ICT activities planning their next assault, investigating innovative surveillance technologies or researching the social profiles of their next target. Concurrent with the concept of Cyberstealth is iPredator Victim Intuition [IVI], an iPredator’s IVI is their aptitude to sense a target’s ODDOR [Offline Distress Dictates Online Response], online & offline vulnerabilities, psychological weaknesses, technological limitations, increasing their success of a cyber-attack with minimal ramifications.
iPredator Inc. is a New York State based Internet Safety Company founded in September 2011 to provide educational and advisory products & services to online users and organizations. Their areas of expertise include cyberbullying, cyberstalking, cybercrime, internet defamation, cyber terrorism, online predation, internet addiction and the new fields they are pioneering called Cybercriminal Psychology & Profiling. Created by a NYS licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., their goal is to reduce victimization, theft and disparagement from online assailants.
Dr. Nuccitelli and iPredator Inc. consultants are always available, at no cost, to interact with online users and media. In addition to their professional services, Dr. Nuccitelli has authored a variety of internet safety tools, cyber attack risk assessments and diagnostic tests available to purchase as hard copy PDF files.
Although iPredator Inc. has joined a multitude of social networking sites, feel free to visit the social sites listed below they use as their information and announcement vehicles. Dr. Nuccitelli and iPredator Inc. consultants are always available, at no cost, to interact with academia, law enforcement, legal professionals and the media.
If you have questions, feel free to call iPredator Inc. anytime at (347) 871-2416 in New York or by sending correspondence using this website’s contact page by clicking on this link: Contact Us Dr. Nuccitelli or an iPredator Inc. associate return all contacts within 24 hours.
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“The Information Age technocentric concept of being “connected” is a paradox of disconnection causing us to lose control of our instinctual drives for social cohesion, allegiance and selflessness. As our dependency upon Information and Communications Technology (ICT) grows, spreading throughout our collective human consciousness, the less we care for our neighbors and the more we delude ourselves into thinking that online connections are far more valuable than reality based relationships.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. (2014)
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- NYS Licensed Psychologist
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