Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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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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Cyber Security Awareness Never Ends!

Cyber security awareness month may be over but enforcing cyber security awareness shouldn’t stop here! 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 […]

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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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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Series: Q&A with Kyber’s vCISO

This week’s Cybersecurity Awareness theme is “Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity”. We felt it was the perfect opportunity to sit down with our Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO), Bob Thomas. Bob gave us the inside scoop on the importance of his role for helping our Kyber clients. In addition to our regularly scheduled […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Series: Securing your Remote Employees

This week’s Cybersecurity Awareness theme is “make your home a haven for online safety”, captivating the importance of retaining cybersecurity best practices even when outside of the office. We all have a shared responsibility to protect ourselves, our families, and our businesses from cyber attacks. If you have remote employees, it is essential to take […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Series: Addressing your Cybersecurity Constraints

October is cybersecurity awareness month. It’s a month dedicated to educating yourself and your employees on best practices, compliance updates, and tactics to enhance your current cybersecurity program. Each week, we will provide powerful insight into the world of cybersecurity in an effort to guide you towards an effective cybersecurity posture for your organization. Your […]

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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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