Category Archives: Corporate Culture

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Last week we discovered the biggest reasons to implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into your current cybersecurity program. If you missed the post, you can read it here. So now that you’ve decided to use the NIST CSF as your guideline framework, the next step is to prepare for implementation. Here are three tips to […]

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework

3 Reasons to Align With the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a government entity with a mission to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness. They created the Cybersecurity Framework as a voluntary set of standards, guidelines, and practices designed to help organizations manage IT security risks. Companies can utilize this framework to […]

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board approval

Industry Spotlight: Credit Unions – Getting the Board On-Board With Cyber Security

The fight against cyber threats continues to grow more difficult every day, particularly in the financial sector. In fact, the threat of cyber security may very well be the biggest threat to the U.S. financial system. It’s best to mitigate this risk with a complete defense-in-depth program involving threat identification, protection, detection, response and recovery. […]

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data breach impact

The Top 3 Impacts of a Data Breach

We often talk about the hard costs of lost data as a result of ransom amounts, use of resources, legal fees, and regulatory fines, but these are only the short term costs. In the long term, the soft costs are more troubling. These costs include customer loss, tarnished brand reputation, and productivity loss. While soft […]

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The Data Privacy Evolution: GDPR Part 2

For most organizations, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is tedious, confusing, and downright frustrating. Most SMBs are unfamiliar with the regulation. Some choose to ignore it, wrongfully thinking they aren’t subject to the compliance due to their size or customer base. Surprisingly, GDPR is one of the most far reaching compliance and covers many […]

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The Data Privacy Evolution: GDPR Part 1

Data privacy is not simply compliance related, it is also a growing business concern. Clients are at risk, data is at risk, and our businesses are at risk. Regulations are constantly evolving and cyber attacks continue to threaten the integrity of our data every day. With the enactment of more than 51 state bills (just […]

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Nonprofits Are Under [Cyber] Attack

Nonprofits often tend to be targeted by cyber criminals due to a lack of resources to implement cybersecurity measures. To their disbelief, they are just as susceptible to a data breach as for-profit organizations, if not more. However, they often don’t embrace the same level of changes that other organizations are making to implement a […]

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Cyber Security Awareness Never Ends!

Cyber security awareness month may be over but enforcing cyber security awareness shouldn’t stop here! Small businesses account for 58% of all breached victims and are especially susceptible to phishing, spear phishing, ransomware, and malware attacks. The only way to have a shot at preventing these attacks is to always have the risks at top […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Series: Endpoint Protection

Traditionally, endpoint protection was a priority for security against user error. The biggest concern companies had were having accidental data deleted, lost or stolen corporate devices, and other common employee mistakes. In this day and age, common user errors have become much more catastrophic with the rise of cyber attacks such as ransomware, malware, phishing, […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Series: Cultivating Cyber Awareness

This week’s cybersecurity awareness month theme is “ensuring online safety at work” embellishing the importance of awareness training for all employees. Every business should have a next-generation antivirus, network security appliance, exterior and interior protection and monitoring, Dark Web monitoring, and deception software. However, technology can’t protect your business from everything. Your biggest cyber risk […]

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