Proximity Tracing & You: What to Expect as the World Returns to Work

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Proximity Tracing & You: What to Expect as the World Returns to Work

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on our society, affecting our health, our work, and our overall well-being. Proximity tracing aims to help track the spread of this virus and use this information to limit future infections. What is Contact Tracing? Contact tracing, also called proximity tracing, is, at its core, detective work. Trained medical professionals interview individuals who have … Read More

Cybersecurity Basics Every College & University Needs to Have in Place

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Cybersecurity Basics Every College & University Needs to Have in Place

Institutions around the world rely on their networks to deliver courses, manage student schedules, tuition payments, and credentials, and handle the day to day activities of the entire institution. According to a 2016 survey of nearly 20,000 companies, 13% of all post-secondary institutions have been targeted by ransomware attacks. Unique Challenges College & University Institutions Face User Education Universities and … Read More

The Challenge to Remain PCI & NIST Compliant During the Shift to Remote Work

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The Challenge to Remain PCI & NIST Compliant During the Shift to Remote Work

Recent events have required many companies to redirect a significant amount of their labor force from an onsite setting to working from home. This sudden shift in company resources and personnel caught many businesses off-guard, requiring a chaotic scramble to reorient their necessary technologies and staff. However, the aftermath of that tumultuous period now leaves companies wondering where to begin … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry

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The Ultimate Guide to Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry continues to lag behind on cybersecurity, even as it is increasingly targeted by cybercriminals. Why is that, and what can you do to better protect your organization in 2020? The True Cost of Healthcare Cybersecurity Breaches When most of us think of organizations being hacked or breached, we think of sensitive data being leaked, causing profits to … Read More

How the Financial Industry Can Strengthen Their Cybersecurity

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How the Financial Industry Can Strengthen Their Cybersecurity

Having a strong cybersecurity posture is incredibly important for any industry, but the financial services sector needs to be particularly vigilant. While many of us likely remember the CapitalOne hack of 2019, most cyberattacks in the financial sector aren’t covered by the media to the same extent. This means that many financial organizations still feel that they are unlikely to … Read More

Cybersecurity for the Manufacturing Industry, What You Need to Know Now

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Cybersecurity for the Manufacturing Industry, What You Need to Know Now

The number of cyberattacks continues to rise every year, and industries that have traditionally been insulated are now more likely to be targeted than they were in the past. As smaller manufacturers aim to stay competitive, many are moving away from analog processes and going digital. While this can be a great way to increase productivity, it can also leave … Read More

How Fear Motivates People to Click on Spam

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How Fear Motivates People to Click on Spam

Fear is one, if not the most, powerful motivators for action. It’s a profoundly primal instinct designed to protect us from harm by searing bad experiences into our memories so that we can avoid them in the future. Spam relies on the instinct of fear to get otherwise rational people to act irrationally. Many data engineers are actually trained on … Read More

COVID-19 Demonstrates the Power of Remote Workplaces (But Those Are Not Without Risks)

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COVID-19 Demonstrates the Power of Remote Workplaces (But Those Are Not Without Risks)

COVID-19 is changing the way society handles a lot of things, including how we work. As companies rapidly shift to remote workplaces, we can expect there to be a few hiccups along the way. In response to this lack of preparedness, cyber-criminals are increasingly taking advantage of the chaos COVID-19 has caused. Fortunately, there are concrete steps you can take … Read More

Ransomware is Only Getting Worse: Is Your Organization Prepared to Confront it?

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Ransomware is Only Getting Worse: Is Your Organization Prepared to Confront it?

Is Your Organization Protected Against a Ransomware Attack? Cybercriminals are increasingly turning to ransomware to fund their criminal activities, and according to Forbes, these criminals are now more likely than ever to target small businesses. Though only the largest attacks make the news, cyberattacks, including ransomware, cost American companies millions of dollars each year, with the average attack in 2019 … Read More