Category Archives: Data Security

The Scary Truth Behind Phishing Attacks

A company of 50 employees may seem “too small” to be targeted for a cyber attack but to a cyber criminal, there are 50 possible attack vectors to exploit. Inbound spam filtering and outbound web filtering may be helpful. It is recommended to provide periodic cyber awareness training and enforce security policies. But all it […]

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dark web

Why wouldn’t you want to protect your brand?

The risk of having your personal information stolen is ever present, regardless of how carefully you guard your information. Without proper security measures, your intellectual property, reputation and brand are at risk. This risk includes the dark web; the part of the internet that is intentionally hidden from search engines and is only accessible through […]

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IT Security Budgeting Guide

The Small Business Guide for Establishing Your IT Budget It’s That Time of Year Again… A new year means a fresh opportunity to take control of your finances and establish new goals. For many companies, Q4 marks the start of budgeting season. Having a well-planned IT budget for the year will help provide your organization […]

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Should my Business Implement the Zero Trust Model?

In the ever-changing world of cyber security the “Zero Trust” concept is a strategy that is elegant in its simplicity; do not trust anyone. The model was created by John Kindervag of Forrester Research Inc. in response to an increasing number of breaches due to the lax security on open connections.  Many organizations depend solely […]

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Is cyber liability insurance necessary for my business?

The latest statistics show that 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses and 60% of those organizations attacked go out of business within 6 months of the attack. With the growing number of cyber attacks every day, the general thinking is not if you will will get breached, but when and how bad will it […]

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Is cyber liability insurance important for your business?

Guest Blog By: Michael Giuffrida The latest statistics show that 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses and 60% of those organizations attacked go out of business within 6 months of the attack.  With the growing number of cyber attacks every day, the general thinking is not if you will will get breached, but when […]

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Cyber Breaches Cost SMBs an average of $117k in 2017

A recent study looked at the costs of cyber breaches for 2017 to find that the average costs to small and medium sized businesses who experienced a breach was $117,000.  They outlined the average cost b y breach type for SMBs as below: Financial impact on SMBs by breach type Targeted attacks ($188,000) Incidents involving […]

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