Category Archives: Security Culture

Microsoft office security

The Concerning Reality of Microsoft’s Email Security

Are you trusting Microsoft Office 365’s built in security? With data security compliances such as HIPAA, GDPR, DFARs and the risk of crippling consequences of subsequent breaches, you shouldn’t solely rely on these built in features. Within the past eight years, the use of email has grown exponentially, becoming the primary business collaboration tool. Organizations […]

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Data Leak Alert: Protect Your Organization

Are you one of the 885 million consumers affected by the First American Financial data leak? Last Friday, files stored on the First American Financial company’s website (firstam.com), contained bank account numbers, bank statements, mortgage records, tax documents, wire transfer receipts Social Security numbers and photos of driver’s licenses. Information dated back to 2003 was […]

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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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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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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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The Small Business Guide for Your 2019 IT Budget

As summer comes to an end and fall quickly approaches, it comes the time to start thinking of next year’s budget. Research conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance found that almost 50 percent of all small businesses have experienced a cyber attack and more than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. With […]

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Take your Cybersecurity Program to the Next Level

Many organizations design their cybersecurity program to conform to a compliance need but when a cyber breach occurs, those same organizations are left wishing they were better prepared. A to-do list without action is just a list. It will sit there taunting you until action is taken. But if you write a to-do list without […]

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your IT Infrastructure

An organization’s IT infrastructure has become a vital part of all operations and affects nearly every aspect of the business.  As such, it is critical to keep all of your systems up to date with the latest security patches. Every piece of technology that touches your network including; desktops, laptops, phones, servers, switches, etc. should […]

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So, You’re Suffering from a Data Breach?

Guest blog by: Andrew Davidson at AmVenture A data breach can be crippling for a small business. According to statistics provided by Small Business trends, a whopping 60% of small companies shut their doors within six months of a cyber attack, and yet only 14% of small business owners are highly confident in their ability to protect […]

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