Tag Archives: Data Security

The Government Strengthens Small Business Cybersecurity

Within the past couple months, the government has taken big steps towards addressing cybersecurity in the small business sector. As of August 17, 2018, President Trump has signed the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act into law. The law is designed to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses utilizing guidance from the National Institute of […]

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What can your Company Learn from the Timehop Cyber Incident?

This past weekend, the Timehop app announced a large network intrusion that affected over 21 million users. The app compiles information from all forms of social media and creates a “look back in time” for the user. The data that was breached included names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Luckily, no private messages, financial data, […]

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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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What can I do to protect myself from being crypto-jacked?

Crypto-jacking is one of the latest fads in cyber crime.  As opposed to a cyber-criminal locking up your files and waiting for you to meet their ransom demands, they are simply stealing the CPU cycles of your computer to mine for crypto-currency around the world. Why would they do this? They do this because where […]

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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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Using company culture play a role in defending and recovering from cyber attacks

Defense in depth using multiple layers of security technology is critical in protecting your organization from cyber attacks.  That’s a given.  However many CEOs and business owners still have trouble understanding how company culture can play just as big a role in your cyber survival.  The common belief in most organizations is that they will […]

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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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GDPR is Coming, Are You Ready?

In 2016 the European Union (EU) passed legislation that dramatically shifts regulations surrounding personal data collection and it is expected to impact companies globally.  This new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation is slated to take effect in May of 2018, and if this is the first you are hearing about it, the next few […]

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Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, created by the Department of Homeland Security, to increase knowledge about cyber terrorism and every day cyber threats. This is week 3 and the topic is “Today’s predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet.” so here are some of our thoughts on that topic. Things we would only see in movies […]

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