Cybersecurity Tool Box

Remember the first time your parents gave you a box of tools? I was moving out for the first time, and my dad gave me a box filled with an old hammer, two screwdrivers (one flathead, the other Phillips head), a rusty wrench, and a tape measure. It wasn’t much but it showed me that he wanted to make sure that I was ok. He gave me those tools so that I could fix any problems that came up in my time away from him. Well, we want to do

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Need Cyber Insurance

The AME Group collaborated with Evolve for a panel discussion on Cyber Liability Insurance for Manufacturing. Here what Jack Bowden with Evolve MGA says are the reasons manufacturers need cyber insurance. EXTORTION Your security is only as strong as the training of your employees. All it takes is one employee clicking on what appears to be an innocent link, but it’s actually malware. In seconds, your data is encrypted. Next, a hacker will contact you asking for a ransom ranging from a few thousand dollars to millions to decrypt the

The Real Goblins of October

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but its also well known, among the vernacular of the younger generation, as Spooky Season. Most people are more concerned with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins than they are with the dangers lurking in the dark corners of the Internet. Which is understandable, it’s more fun to think about the fake monsters than the real ones who could change your life in an instant. So, let’s make a compromise. We’re going to list the 7 scariest ghosts and monsters when it comes to cybersecurity, and we’ll

How to Develop an Effective Cyber Security Policy for Your Business

Every business looks forward to protecting its data, as it helps determine the growth of the enterprise. However, you must invest in robust cybersecurity systems to realize better data integrity and privacy. The first step to realizing this would be to understand how to develop the right cyber security policy. Here are a few insights into how to create this cyber security policy for your business. Know Your Cyber Threat Landscape You’ll first need to understand the cyber threats and attacks your organization is likely to face. These problems could

Is the Danger the Digital World or You?

If you’ve watched any sci-fi movie, you probably understand the perceived dangers of the digital world. Primarily the unrealistic dangers of artificial intelligence. Now, I’m not saying that AI won’t be a threat in the future but it’s important to note that right now the most dangerous threat is people using the Internet. They pose a much bigger threat than an incoming Robo-Apocalypse. And I’m not just talking about cybercriminals. Regular, everyday human error is what poses the most dangerous threat to your company’s cybersecurity. Don’t believe me? Well then,

The History of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Have you ever wondered where all those weird holidays come from? Like, who got to decide that April 23rd was National Talk Like Shakespeare Day? Or that Squirrel Appreciation Day would fall on January 21st? Or that the last Friday of every April would be National Hairball Awareness Day? An entire day to make sure that your feline friends aren’t spewing wet clumps of hair on to the floor seems like a waste of time, but do you know what isn’t? An entire month dedicated to cybersecurity. Now that’s a

What is Deep Learning

Deep Learning is a type of artificial intelligence. The goal of AI is to mimic the human brain.  When you read more about a topic you learn more about that subject.  Usually, that means you can make better logic-based decisions and predictions about that subject.  However, as we all know, there is a limit to the amount, speed and complexity of the information we humans can process.  AI engines can process information at a much higher volume and faster rate than humans.  The prediction is that as quantum computing becomes

When is it time to replace your ERP system?

Your ERP system is at the heart of your business and nobody looks forward to a heart transplant. Yet, if the system is not supporting the needs of the business, limits your flexibility or inhibits customer service, a replacement is called for.ERP system replacement is a major business decision, and a major commitment of time and resources, so there has to be good reason to even consider it. So, how do you know when it’s the right time to change to a new ERP system? Your system does not support

Let Us Tackle Your Tech

Let Us Tackle Your Tech, So You Can Focus on Your Business You have a lot to juggle. Everyone looks to you for answers, instruction, and direction. It’s hard to carve out time in your schedule for what YOU want to do and for growth strategy implementation.Every business leader faces time constraints. It can feel like you’re a rubber band stretched to the breaking point.So, maybe you’re thinking about tasks to delegate to free time for you to work ON your business instead of IN your business. Our team of

Common Network Security Problems and How to Fix Them

There are a lot of network security issues that companies have to deal with daily. Some of these issues will go unresolved for long periods of time. However, this increases the risk of attackers gaining access to sensitive company material. Here are some common network security problems and how to fix them. Unknown Assets on the Network A lot of businesses don’t have an inventory of all of the IT assets that are linked to their networks. This is a serious issue. If you are not aware of how many