• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Oct 03
    2018
    Social media, both company profiles and employee profiles, can have a huge impact on your business as a whole. While the platforms themselves may not be actual threats, employees who ignore the rules and best practices of security while on these accounts may make it easy for cybercriminals to hack their accounts. With security in mind, here are five simple tips that will only take a few minutes to complete ...
  • Sep 13
    2018
    From your thermostat and refrigerator to your television and watch, every household item seems to be smarter nowadays thanks to the Internet of Things. As these devices become more and more popular, hackers have and will continue to search for ways to compromise these connections. This means that the need for constant vigilance and awareness of cybersecurity is more important than ever. With that being said, do you know where ...
  • Aug 21
    2018
    Every day that goes by means that cyber threats are growing in intensity, danger, and frequency. It is the unfortunate truth that organizations are failing to keep up with these new threats as they continually struggle with new and increased regulations, a terrifying skills shortage, and new innovative cyberattack methods. If the next few years are anything like the past few have been, we will find ourselves in a hyper-connected ...