Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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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Cyber Scammers Will Rub Salt on the Wounded

A couple weeks ago, Hurricane Dorian struck and devastated our friends in the south. After natural disasters like Hurricane Dorian, cyber scams often target people who are in need or looking to help those in need. Many affected victims need to get their homes cleaned up or repaired and bystanders are looking to help relief […]

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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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NIST Cybersecurity Framework

NIST CSF Gap Analysis Assessment

How will the NIST Cyber Security Framework benefit you?   Your cyber threat risk profile, regulatory requirements, and financial and time constraints are unique. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) allows organizations of any size and industry to take these factors into account during implementation.  With the flexibility of this framework, you are free to implement […]

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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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Beware of Phishing Scams During Tax Season

During tax season, cyber criminals target taxpayers by the masses. Each year, many taxpayers are fooled into disclosing their personal information. Organizations also fall victim to these scams while accidentally disclosing the tax information of employees to scammers. The IRS Tax Season “Dirty Dozen” Each year, the IRS launches its “Dirty Dozen” campaign warning taxpayers […]

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Phishing Awareness Tips

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 of mind. If the risks are at the top of mind, you will be more […]

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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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