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

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

Cyber Hygiene 101: Basic Steps to Keep Your Company Secure

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Cyber Hygiene 101: Basic Steps to Keep Your Company Secure

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses, at least in part because the little guys are less likely to have robust cybersecurity defenses in place, and don’t typically have the resources to support an in-house cybersecurity team.  To help protect themselves, small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly turning to experienced MSSPs (Managed Security Services Providers) to help them craft … Read More

What is Information Security (& How Does it Impact Your Business?)

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What is Information Security (& How Does it Impact Your Business?)

The internet has revolutionized how we do business, but it has also changed how business owners need to approach security. Cybercrime remains a serious threat, but there are steps organizations can take to safeguard their digital assets better. What is Information Security? Information security is an umbrella term used to describe any activity that aims to safeguard the integrity and … Read More

5 Old-School Hack Techniques That Still Work (& How to Protect Your Data)

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5 Old-School Hack Techniques That Still Work

Hacking, in the loosest sense of the term, was born in the 1950s when “phone phreakers” first figured out how to exploit the dial tone sounds produced by phones to make free long-distance calls. This form of hacking peaked in the 1960s and 1970s and has since fallen by the wayside. The 1980s brought us the term “cyberspace,” and saw … Read More

Hacked? Here’s What to Know (& What to Do Next)

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What to Do When You Get Hacked

Whether criminals are posting inappropriate or illegal content on your company website, sensitive data, and emails have been accessed by unauthorized users, or your data is being held hostage by ransomware, being hacked is every organization’s worst nightmare. Though there’s nothing you can do to ensure a breach never happens, there are a lot of things you can do to … Read More

Why Your Company Could be the Next Equifax or CapitalOne

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Why Your Company Could be the Next Equifax or CapitalOner

Though many of us may only hear about big cybersecurity incidents like the Equifax breach of 2017 and the CapitalOne hack of 2019, cybersecurity incidents are becoming increasingly common in the modern world. Many C-suite executives and other decision-makers likely shook their heads as they read about these and other serious cybersecurity incidents, thankful that that sort of thing could … Read More