Archive for Category: Managed Security Services

  • NCUA Cyber Incident Reports Required Within 72 Hours

    Effective September 1, 2023, the NCUA will require all federally insured credit unions to notify the NCUA as soon as possible, within 72 hours after a reportable cyber incident has occurred. “Each of us in the financial system has an obligation to protect our nation’s economic and financial infrastructure. And, credit unions must be included […]

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  • 5 Often Overlooked Security Measures All Businesses Must Have in Place When Using Mobile Devices

    When using mobile devices to accomplish work tasks, consider implementing the following five overlooked security measures. Implement a mobile device policy. This is particularly important if your employees are using their own personal devices to access company e-mail and data. If that employee leaves, are you allowed to erase company data from their phone? If […]

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  • What is a Firewall?

    Firewalls are a network security device that when properly implemented will monitor all incoming and outgoing network traffic and will allow or deny data packets to enter your network based on your organization’s predetermined set of security rules. A firewall will establish a barrier between your internal network and external traffic sources. This critical form […]

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  • Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

    A large-scale ransomware attack led the Colonial Pipeline to shut down its 5,500-mile gasoline pipeline. The pipeline is one of the largest conduits for gasoline in the country; it funnels nearly half of the gasoline used by the entire East Coast. This hack illuminates the reality that no industry, business, or organization is safe from […]

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  • Phishing Best Practices

    Did you know 91% of all data breaches begin with a phishing email? Phished and spoofed email messages are designed to trick you into clicking on a malicious link or attachment or revealing private information and passwords. The messages appear to be from known senders. Senders can spoof their email address to trick you into […]

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  • SOC 2 Type 1 vs. Type 2: Here Is What You Need To Know

    Cybersecurity continues to occupy a prominent spot in companies’ priority lists. As such, companies commit substantial amounts of money to bolster cyber defenses. Norton’s 2019 data breach report revealed that bad actors breached 4.1 billion records in the first half of the year. Breaches can lead to significant reputational damage and financial losses. Hence, information […]

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  • The Need for Your Business to Set Up Cybersecurity Is Urgent

    In the early 20th century, if a crook wanted money, they’d rob a bank or steal a woman’s purse on the street. Real masterminds might devise an elaborate heist to hold up a Brink’s truck or befriend a millionaire, then make off with their riches. Today, these crooks look much different. That’s because an increasing […]

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  • 3 Keys of Effective Cybersecurity Solutions for SMBs

    To defend against the devastation of cyberattacks, small- to medium-sized businesses must deploy a strategy that includes three critial components. If your cybersecurity is one-dimensional, it’s not cybersecurity. Threats to your data come from every direction, all the time. When companies devise brilliant new cyber-defenses, hackers come up with new cyber-weapons in about 3 minutes. […]

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  • How to Keep Your Healthcare Organization Safe from Ransomware

    What would happen if all the files in your healthcare system were suddenly inaccessible? This might sound like an unlikely scenario, but it’s really not; a ransomware attack can hold your sensitive files hostage indefinitely. And healthcare organizations are extremely vulnerable to these types of malware attacks. Last year, estimated losses from ransomware in healthcare […]

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  • The Newest Forms of Ransomware & How To Protect Your Business From Them

    The Situation Ransomware is now one of the top security concerns for businesses and organizations of all sizes. The City of Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack called SamSam in March, crippling some important departments like their court system, sewer infrastructure requests, and water billing department. The attackers who deploy SamSam are known for […]

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