Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

As firms face an increased rate of sophisticated cyberattacks, there is no better time to execute a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment. Proactive vulnerability scans and network penetration testing of your environment allows for risk identification and … Read more

Beware of Phishing

Phishing remains a leading cybersecurity threat as cybercriminals use increasingly sophisticated tactics to obtain private data by exploiting human behavior. Posing as a known contact or trusted organization, phishing aims to trick users into providing … Read more

Your Own Gateway VPN

When working remotely or traveling, best practice for securing data across the internet is use of a business-grade firewall with a gateway VPN (Virtual Private Network) that enables encrypted internet connection from anywhere in the … Read more

Ensure Encryption

Encryption is a vital cybersecurity safeguard that protects data while at rest on your device and in transit across a network. Made possible by cryptography, the technique of applying an algorithm to scramble data in … Read more

Keep Your OS Current

Cybersecurity regulations require that you use a currently supported Operating System (OS) version. OS software has a lifecycle defined by the manufacturer during which critical security updates are issued. When an OS approaches “end of … Read more

Audit Preparedness

When it comes to audit preparedness are you a Cyber Ant or Grasshopper? If you don’t have a strong cybersecurity program and safeguards in place by the time Regulators come knocking, it’s already too late. … Read more

Hybrid Workforce Cybersecurity

Especially given the last year, we must stop segregating home, traveler, and office users and instead treat all users the same way. The high-level of security you had in the past for office users should … Read more

NIST-based Asset Inventory Report

In the event of an Audit or Breach, you may be required to demonstrate a list of your assets and their cyber posture. Your NIST-based Asset Inventory Report documents endpoints and their cyber settings, cyber … Read more

POAMs

When reviewing cybersecurity regulation requirements, you may think the expectation is to achieve perfection but what Regulators and Authorities want to see is continual improvement of safeguards rather than an end unto itself. Your cyber … Read more

DLP Confusion

The confusion related to “DLP” is fueled by the fact there are two definitions of the same acronym, Data Leakage Prevention and Data Loss Protection, which are often interchanged as Data Leakage Protection and Data … Read more

Reboot Your Computer

One critical but simple action to significantly improve cybersecurity & system performance is routine System Reboot. As a best practice and as required by some regulations your operating system and antivirus should be maintained as … Read more

Vendor Risk Management

The best way to minimize risk when working with a vendor that handles your private data in providing service to you is to perform Vendor Risk Assessment, which requests demonstration of the same safeguards and … Read more

Cost vs Benefits

Data Breaches are costly. Did you know that 60% of firms go out of business within 6 months of experiencing a breach? Damage ranging from significant financial loss to lasting destruction of your firm’s reputation … Read more

Network Security

Smartphone Security

Think you’re saving money on your Smartphone data plan by utilizing free WiFi? Think again. Smartphone data is most secure when kept within your provider’s network. The moment you change your network to free WiFi … Read more

Dark Web Data

Your private data or user credentials could be for sale on the dark web right now put there by cybercriminals who work around the clock to exploit weaknesses in cybersecurity. Cybercrime has significant negative impact … Read more

How To Select A Cybersecurity Provider

Selecting a cybersecurity vendor is an important decision that may affect your users’ productivity, your clients’ trust, your bottom line and the way regulators and authorities will treat you in the event of a cybersecurity breach. 

Multifactor Authentication

Requiring Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for all user accounts helps protect devices and the data that’s accessible to users. MFA is the process of verifying identity on sign in to confirm that an access request is … Read more

Network Security

Network Security

A business-grade firewall is your first line of defense to secure your network. It provides advanced security features such as VPN Gateway to extend your secure network to remote users, and capability to link with … Read more

Video Conferencing Best Practices

Video Conferencing software is an excellent tool for virtual meetings while working remotely from home or traveling. To ensure that video conferences are as secure as possible, we’ve prepared best practice guidelines to protect private … Read more

Cost of a Cyber Breach

The cost of a cyber breach could devastate your firm. Investment into cybersecurity protects you by mitigating risk of a breach and increasing the likelihood that your cyber insurance will cover damages. If your firm … Read more

Travel Securely

Usage of a VPN when traveling is the best practice for protecting your data across the internet. There are two major issues however that threaten compliance using a VPN: You must know where your data … Read more

Cybersecurity Insurance

Having Cybersecurity Insurance does not guarantee payout in the event of a claim. In fact, a cybersecurity claim could be denied from the outset if your firm is out of compliance. Inadequate cybersecurity leaves you … Read more

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Are you a seller ready to exit or gain momentum by joining a bigger firm? Are you a buyer ready to acquire a successful firm for a growing portfolio? In either case, a cybersecurity risk … Read more

Surprise audit from regulators

Are you ready for a surprise audit from regulators? Do you have all your cyber program policies in place and can you evidence it? Would you like to go through a 1-hour mock audit to … Read more

Printers and scanners

Printers and scanners are often forgotten devices that are important for your firm’s cybersecurity. Did you know there’s a feature on some printers or scanners that can be set to retain a copy of everything … Read more

The Dark Web

The Dark Web is a hidden part of the internet used for illicit purposes. Hackers put stolen credentials up there for sale. A password prefix can help to protect you! Create your password using the … Read more

Properly decommission a computer

There are two options to properly decommission a computer used to access or store private data: destroy or repurpose. You can destroy the hard disk yourself and evidence the process with pictures or hire a … Read more