Today’s competitive business environment is driven by data. Data provides valuable insights into your business performance and customer experience, helping you improve processes and make better decisions. But in the new world of remote work, your organization’s data could be exposed to a wide range of security threats if you don’t have the right protections in place. According to the … Read More
Your Biggest Cyber Threat May Be Closer Than You Think!
The biggest cyber threat to your business is in your pocket. Yes, your pocket. Or possibly your purse. According to a Verizon study in 2019, one in three businesses has admitted to suffering a breach as a result of a mobile device. The same study found that 80% of businesses were aware that they had a big gap in their … Read More
Getting the Best From Your Remote Employees
Getting the Best From Your Remote Employees The global Covid-19 pandemic left the majority of organizations scrambling to find remote technology solutions to accommodate our new work-from-home environments. While many employees are returning to the office, several organizations are remaining virtual or will move to a hybrid arrangement. Tips to ensure your organization is leveraging its remote workforce to achieve … Read More
Cybersecurity Compliance – Financial Services Industry
Cybersecurity Compliance Within the Financial Services Industry The financial industry is a primary target for cybercriminal activity due to the vast amounts of valuable data at stake. A successful attack can yield massive rewards for hackers. In fact, 67% of financial institutions reported an increase in cyber-attacks in the past year. Financial institutions host customer’s personal identifiable information (PII). Examples … Read More
World Backup Day 2021 is March 31!
Don’t be an April Fool – Backup your important files. A new McAfee report estimated that the global financial losses businesses felt in 2018 as a result of cybercrime totaled in the $600 Billion range. Cybercrime is a very real and present danger to businesses of all sizes. However, it can be even more damaging to smaller businesses who don’t … Read More
Enhance Your Business Security by Creating a Culture of Safety
According to the Better Business Bureau’s State of Cybersecurity Among Small Businesses in North America report: It was found that 47% of small businesses believe the first line of defense for cybersecurity in your business was employee education. (source) This is a continual process and should be performed a minimum of once a year; however, we recommend quarterly reminders. Keep … Read More
November 15-21 is International Fraud Awareness Week
International Fraud Awareness Week Fraud Week is the perfect time to assess your company’s fraud awareness and to start discussions amongst colleagues, executives and stakeholders in your organization about how important fraud prevention is to your company and to society as a whole. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in their 2020 Report to the Nations on … Read More
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The objective of this collaborative effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its partners — including the National Cyber Security Alliance — is to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay secure online. This year’s theme is “Do your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” Organizations are encouraged to take proactive … Read More
Remote Work is Here to Stay: Is Your Company Prepared?
Working from Home Trends Long before the COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to office from home on a temporary basis, the trend of working from home had been steadily increasing. In fact, between 2005 and 2018, the US experienced a work at home increase of 173%. (Source) According to the U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.4% of the … Read More
Multi-Factor Authentication: Why it’s Worth the Extra Step
MFA: What is it? Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security process that ensures a user is granted access only after supplying 2 or more credentials to authenticate their identity. The username and password is generally the first authentication credential. The second is typically a code from a security token or a code sent via text or email. The purpose of … Read More