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Risk Prevention

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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Risk Prevention

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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Risk Prevention

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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Compliance

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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Compliance

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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Risk Prevention

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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Compliance

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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Compliance

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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Security Tools

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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Risk Prevention

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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Risk Prevention

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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Risk Prevention

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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Network Security Risk Prevention

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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Risk Prevention

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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Security Tools

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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Risk Prevention

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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Compliance

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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Compliance

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 …

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Risk Prevention

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 …

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Risk Prevention

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 …

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Compliance

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 …

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Risk Prevention

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 …

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Risk Prevention

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 …

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Compliance

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 …

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Security Tools

A Password Manager app offers ideal balance between security and time-saving access

To protect access to private data, strengthen your credentials by using a Password Manager to securely store them. Password data is robustly encrypted to your …

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