• May 16
    2019
    Cersei Lannister figured her state-of-the-art castle walls would repel any invader and she was right for a few hundred years. However, like many modern companies that rely on physical security in a digital world, Cersei didn’t figure on new technology. In her case, the new technology are dragons. Ask anyone at Marriott, Facebook or Equifax if they would rather have dealt with a deranged Targaryen blond riding a 200-foot long, ...
  • May 07
    2019
    For as long as the desktop and laptop computer have been staples of the corporate environment, data has been a key resource for any successful business endeavor. For that entire time, the premiere way to manage that data was through Microsoft’s juggernaut spreadsheet software, Excel. Everything from sales reports and inventory numbers to prospect registries and HR reports were, and are, logged and maintained in Excel. As time has marched ...
  • Feb 20
    2019
    You wouldn’t be alone in thinking that the United States is the most cybersecure nation in the world, but according to a comprehensive recent study by research group Comparitech, four countries beat out the United States in the field. Comparitech’s study gathered information on seven different categories to derive a total score for each of sixty different nations. Among the categories were how many phones and mobile devices, on average, ...
  • Feb 08
    2019
    In addition to their own private information, businesses often host a wide variety of sensitive information collected from customers and employees. A breach of this information could not only disrupt everyday operations but could totally devastate an organization completely. With the average estimate of money lost during a data breach for a small business reaching nearly six figures, now is the time to take action to avoid devastation in the ...
  • Feb 05
    2019
    Consider the holiday season of 2018: chances are that you or someone you know received a smart device of some sort. From Amazon’s Alexa to smart doorbells and smart watches, millions of smart “Internet of Things” devices were sold in just the last few months in both the professional and personal world. The global number of these Internet of Things devices is even quickly reaching the tens of billions. As ...
  • Jan 25
    2019
    From the Marriott breach of nearly 500 million customers’ information to the nation-state attacks created by Russian hacking groups, billions of people across the globe were affected by cyberattacks and data breaches in 2018. Incidents increased in both frequency and sophistication, such as cryptojacking, while there was a resurgence of “classic” cyberattack methods like Trojans. As we are already a month into 2019, what kind of new and (unfortunately) innovative ...
  • Jan 16
    2019
    Recent research has estimated that damages caused by cybercrime could reach nearly $6 trillion by the year 2021. It sounds outrageous, but as cybercrime continues to advance in both sophistication and frequency, the number is absolutely achievable. As a response to the impending and expensive threats of the coming years, many companies are finally trying to build a culture of cybersecurity within their own teams to create an office-wide coordinated ...
  • Dec 12
    2018
    Regardless of how much your company spends on fancy automated cybersecurity systems, your employees are always going to be a weak link in your overall security plan unless they are properly trained and certified. Through cybersecurity awareness training, employees are educated on the dangers that lurk online and how they can properly identify them before the unthinkable happens. Are you unsure of the direct benefits of cybersecurity awareness training? Here ...