• Sep 27
    2019
    Sadly, most small businesses do not make cybersecurity a top priority in the workplace. Company owners may think that just because they do not rival the giant corporations of today in terms of size of important, sensitive information means they are immune to hackers from any nation. This “it could never happen to me” mentality is what leaves many businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks. According to a recent study conducted by ...
  • Sep 16
    2019
    We have seen a boom in the world of the Internet of Things in the last few years – which means we have also seen an increase in security issues with said devices and networks. As we slowly transition into a world of total interconnectivity through these smart devices in our homes, offices, cars, and nearly every aspect of our lives, how can we keep things secure? When your smartphone ...
  • Jul 23
    2019
    Data protection is more important than ever today for small businesses. Large corporations and governments were once the favored targets for hackers but those days are gone. The availability of hacker starter kits, easily purchased on the dark web, has given rise to a new breed of hacker who, while not as tech savvy, can cause just as much havoc. These new hackers don’t attempt to breach the cyber defenses ...
  • Jun 24
    2019
    Breaking news coming out of Washington, D.C., today that I wanted to share with you: the United States has launched a cyber-attack on Iran and is expecting Iran to retaliate. What does this mean? According to the Washington Post, the Department of Homeland Security warns American-based businesses to expect increased Iranian hacking activity and advises them to protect themselves from a variety of malicious attacks and exploits. Now more than ...
  • 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 ...