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Removable Storage Device Encryption

To prevent the loss of private data, it is recommended to either block external drives from use or enforce their encryption.   If, for example, …

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The Importance of Device Decommissioning

Your firm’s Cyber Program or Written Information Security Policy (WISP) should include a procedure for decommissioning devices when they will no longer be used.   …

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What do hackers see about your firm?

FCI offers a Corporate Internet Attack Surface Assessment (CIASA) that provides complete visibility of your business’s attack surface, from internal networks to the farthest reaches …

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Big Cyber Risk: Unmanaged Devices

One of the biggest risks in cybersecurity is the allowance of unmanaged devices to access enterprise private data.   When unmanaged, a firm does not …

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Zero Trust 4/4: Networks

A Zero Trust approach considers users, endpoints, software, and networks as potential threats until proven otherwise. This post covers networks. Implementation of security policies is …

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Zero Trust 3/4: Software

A Zero Trust approach considers users, endpoints, software, and networks as potential threats until proven otherwise. This post covers software.   Zero Trust software is …

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Zero Trust 2/4: Endpoints

A Zero Trust approach considers users, endpoints, software, and networks as potential threats until proven otherwise. This post covers endpoints.   Any device used to …

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Zero Trust 1/4: Users

A Zero Trust approach considers users, endpoints, software, and networks as potential threats until proven otherwise. This post covers users.   Do you know who …

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Managed Is Most Secure

For endpoint protection, you could provide instructions to your users or your IT team to manually configure settings (complex password, screen saver, personal firewall, etc.) …

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Hardening Systems of Private Data

We all focus on Endpoint and Network Security but too often overlook software and how security settings should be hardened. For example, when you start …

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Ransomware Protection

Ransomware incidents are up 300% in the past year and remain a top cyber threat as attacks continue to surge against the financial sector. Implementing …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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