Category Archives: Cyber Security

A 'Compliance First' Mindset Limits Liabilities

A ‘Compliance First’ Mindset Limits Liabilities

By adopting a Compliance First strategy, you will identify vendors and solutions that do not comply with your requirements. Then, you can eliminate them from your selection process, and select from the rest. It also means evaluating your current solutions and vendors and replacing those that cannot support your compliance requirements. In simple terms, ­­compliance is anything someone else makes you do. This means laws, regulations, contracts, and even the terms of a cyber insurance policy. Failure to act responsibly can have devastating results. Your business could endure hefty penalties,

How Security and Compliance Differ

How Data Compliance and Cybersecurity Differ

When you run a business, compliance and security are two essential factors. Both are equally important for the seamless operation of your business. While compliance helps your business stay within the limits of industry or government regulations, security protects the integrity of your business and sensitive data. It is worth noting that although security is a prime component of compliance, compliance does not equal security. This is because compliance does not consider the growing threat landscape and associated risks. What it considers, however, is a set of pre-defined policies, procedures,

Data Privacy Policy

Key Elements of a Data Security Policy

Having a well-documented data security policy in place can help protect your employees, sensitive information and customers from security breaches. To develop a holistic policy, it is important to analyze all the areas that could be a potential threat. USE THIS CHECKLIST TO ENSURE YOUR DATA SECURITY POLICY INCLUDES ALL THE KEY ELEMENTS REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY DOWNLOAD THIS CHECKLIST AS PDF ✅SAFEGUARD DATA PRIVACY: Apart from complying with the existing rules and regulations, a data privacy policy guides your employees on how to handle sensitive information

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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

A Halloween Ghost with banner The 7 ghosts of Cybersecurity

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

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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

coworkers looking at a device Is the Danger the Digital World or You

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,

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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

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

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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