Category Archives: Security Culture

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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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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Breach Level Index: A New Way of Thinking

With all of the recent high-profile breaches in the last year such as Equifax, Dow Jones, and River Cities Media, it seems the media hones in mainly on the scope of the incident, i.e. how many people were impacted.  While the amount of people impacted by a breach is important information, it is critical to […]

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Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Scanning – Guest Blog by Michael Giuffrida

With businesses today having to abide by one or more compliance standards such as NIST, PCI or HiPPA, the question about penetration testing and vulnerability scanning often arises.  Many compliance standards require that you perform these tests at least annually, but very little additional information is provided about what that means. To begin, there is […]

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