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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 to exploit weaknesses in cybersecurity. Cybercrime has significant negative impact upon you, your firm and your clients. Prevent a cyberattack by putting cybersecurity in place. …

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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 on sign in to confirm that an access request is genuine. This double check before entry granted feature increases your level of protection should a …

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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 as possible, we’ve prepared best practice guidelines to protect private data. As a reminder, we start with best practices to select and configure any software: …

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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 that your cyber insurance will cover damages. If your firm experiences a cyber breach you may be required to report it to authorities. If you …

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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 compliance using a VPN: You must know where your data is hosted because you cannot have data hosted outside the US. And, when you select …

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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 your firm is out of compliance. Inadequate cybersecurity leaves you vulnerable twice; initially for a breach then denial of a claim from an insurance policy …

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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 secure network to remote users, and capability to link with remote office firewalls. Firewall monitoring and management are required to maintain your network’s security. You …

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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 for a growing portfolio? In either case, a cybersecurity risk assessment is vital to a successful transaction strategy. As a buyer, due diligence suggests hiring …

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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 you like to go through a 1-hour mock audit to review your endpoint and network cybersecurity posture and compliance? http://ow.ly/j9Dv50Az5bI

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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 that can be set to retain a copy of everything it processes? You should disable the option to keep data or ensure data encryption otherwise …

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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. Learn about how a password prefix can help to protect you. http://ow.ly/muvi50AaiPW

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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 yourself and evidence the process with pictures or hire a third-party who will provide a certificate of destruction. You can securely repurpose an encrypted 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 device and safeguarded in a protected vault further secured by MFA. A Password Manager app offers ideal balance between security and time-saving access. It eliminates …

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Risk Prevention

Use of a complex username diminishes risk of malicious algorithms

When a username is created properly it serves as additional security. Use of a complex username diminishes risk of malicious algorithms being able to predict credentials. “Web Scraping” is a practice of data extraction used for market intelligence, but it can also be used nefariously. Bots operating at the direction …

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