Why Web Developers Need Anti-Malware Software

Many web developers know the value of the data in their computers but many of them do not install anti-malware software. They are so busy that this is relegated to the back of their minds as they grapple with beating deadlines and cultivating new clients. However, installing and updating anti-malware software is crucial, and we are going to look at why this is so in this article.

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It Protects Developers from Phishing and Other Attacks

The right anti-malware software checks all emails that a web developer receives. By doing so, it can alert a web developer that an email carries a payload or a phishing link. Using these functions, antimalware software can help protect web developers against malware as well as from visiting potentially dangerous websites

Protecting Client Data

In many cases, web developers hold client details such as logins and passwords to different web hosting websites. Some malware acts as keyloggers and they collect all keystrokes on computers they have infected. Once they send this data to a mother server, the person the server belongs to can go through these keystrokes to find logins and passwords to different websites. At this point, it becomes very easy to log into these servers using the stolen details.

They Help Protect Networks

If you use a network at work, a single infected machine can lead to the infection of the whole infrastructure. These attacks are not only annoying, but they can get very expensive if the infecting malware is created to carry ransomware. To ensure this does not happen, businesses should hire IT professionals such as those from totalit.com to not only make sure their infrastructure is robust but to also ensure their anti-malware software is up to date.

It Helps Protect Against Risks Associated With Removable Devices

Although there are only a few web developers who actually use physical media, some still use removable media to transfer photos or other material they need for their websites. Flash drives and other types of removable media can carry malware that can do a lot of damage.

Anti-malware software helps protect your computer from malware that is transferred using removable media.

It Helps Speed Up Their Computers

Malware can use up a lot of CPU power and RAM thereby making a computer slow. In fact, sluggishness is one of the most common symptoms of a malware infection. Anti-malware software can help keep a computer fast by protecting the computer from malware or make the computer faster by removing malware that may be slowing a computer down.

Protects from Spam and Ads

A lot of people do not know that spam and ads can be conduits for malware. Spam and ads have been used for a long time to deliver viruses because most antivirus software does not inspect them. However, the right anti-malware software blocks them all, thereby eliminating the chances of them doing any damage.

Because of the amount of sensitive data on their computers, web developers should install anti-malware software. The price of not doing so can be the loss of sensitive data that ends up costing them and their clients a lot.

The Race To Hire Cyber Security Professionals In The US

The Race To Hire Cyber Security Professionals In The US

Cyber crime is a threat to almost every business and organization in the world. With the number of breaches increasing year on year, and high-profile attacks hitting the headlines, IT professionals with skills and experience in cyber security are like gold dust. The growing threat of cyber crime has prompted businesses to take measures to secure systems and networks, but it has also exposed a major shortage of employees with the skills needed to keep cyber crime at bay.

The fascinating infographic below highlights the impact of cyber crime and the risks faced by modern-day organizations. In 2013, the identities of over 552 million people were exposed, and 1 in 8 websites were found to have critical vulnerabilities. 

The cost of cyber attacks rose by 26% between 2012 and 2013, with the average incident costing $11.6 million. While the financial implications are clear to see, for 83% of organizations, reputation is the main concern. 

Cyber crime has become one of the most significant threats for businesses, but as the infographic shows, most still aren’t prepared for an attack. One of the most common problems organizations face is a shortage of skilled workers. Over 70% feel that a lack of employees with cyber security skills had either a ‘great’ or ‘very great’ impact on their business. 

The meteoric rise of cyber crime has contributed to an explosion in opportunities for IT professionals who do have expertise in cyber security. The number of vacancies has grown at a rate that is 67% higher than for all jobs, and this area is expanding faster than any other sector of the IT field. Over 40% of organizations are trying to fill gaps in information security and the US is looking to train more than 5,000 cyber security professionals. 


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