Category Archives: Data Security

October

Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

In a new study, 80% of SMB respondents reported being “somewhat” or “very” concerned about a cyber breach but only 31% reported that their companies provide them with annual company-wide training. With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month beginning today, we can help bridge that gap. Established by the Department of Homeland Security, October serves as the […]

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Post Cyber Incidents Phishing Scams Arise

In the month of July, The Identify Theft Resource Center identified 110 data breaches. Of which, over 106 million records were exposed across the financial, business, education, government, and health care sectors. Whether you were affected by these breaches or not, you are still susceptible to phishing scams targeting post breach victims. Capital One Breach […]

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Your Personal Information is Exposed… Again

We see headlines such as “Capital One Suffers Data Breach Affecting Over 100 Million Across America” all the time. Sadly, the more we see headlines like these, the more desensitized we are to them. We see our personal information exposed such as names, email addresses, and even social security numbers as a normal everyday occurrence. […]

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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework 5th Anniversary

In five years, NIST has gone from being a framework to help develop an effective security program and posture, to a recognized process that has enabled successful conversations to bridge the gap between security and senior leadership. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) was originally introduced at a time when large-scale cyber attacks (such as CryptoLocker […]

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CEOs: The Cybersecurity Breach is Your Fault

As a CEO, it is your duty to grow your business and protect it from anything that could hinder its achievements and progress. Cybersecurity is no exception. It is time for CEOs to take the reins on cybersecurity, not only for the well-being of their organizations, but also for themselves. A Gartner analysis of security […]

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Cyber Security Tips for Business Travel

Do you or your employees travel for business? You may enforce strict IT security policies in the office but are they effective outside of the office?  I know when I travel, my brain turns to mush. I am usually more concerned about where I am going rather than what Wi-Fi network my phone is connected […]

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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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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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Penetration Testing is a Necessity

THE 411 ON PENETRATION TESTING Organizations everywhere are being asked to build a stronger security posture to protect their company data. There are many aspects to doing this and they are different for every organization.  One way to determine the gaps in your current security posture is by performing something called a penetration test. A […]

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Industry Spotlight: Healthcare – Budgeting for Cybersecurity

The healthcare industry has traditionally been slow to respond and has lagged behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity. However, within the past year, cybersecurity budgets have increased, new technology has been purchased, and healthcare organizations are getting better at keeping their networks secure. Organizations are no longer questioning whether or not cybersecurity is […]

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