Category Archives: Cyber Security

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What Are the Biggest Cybersecurity Threats For Remote Workers?

Even prior to the pandemic, the increase in technological developments had already led to many business practices being handled remotely. Since COVID-19, remote employment has further increased, as it provides a way for companies to continue business as usual while still complying with social distancing guidelines. Although working remotely offers safety from the coronavirus, it places companies at higher risk of contracting computer viruses. As such, there are several network security concerns for remote workers that your business should take into consideration. Phishing Schemes Your remote employees may unknowingly place

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How is your Cybersecurity Health?

Ideally, we have a health physical once a year.  We assess what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong, and make modifications to our overall wellness plan as needed.  Hopefully, nothing is wrong, and we can proceed with the usual cautions and goals of maintaining a long and productive life. The same could be said for our cyberhealth.  How’s your Healthcare Cybersecurity Program? Did you make adjustments to meet the challegnes? This year, we not only had an unexpected curveball thrown at our businesses and networks, but we weren’t

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Online Behavioral Tracking – The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

We were was recently asked about the threat to privacy and businesses based on online behavioral tracking technology.  While this has been around for many years, the sophistication of targeted advertising online has grown, yet, it is still not at a “Minority Report” level.  The first step in understanding the threat is to understand the technology.  Online behavioral tracking is a product of technologies built-in to web pages and web browsers that work silently in the background as you use the internet. Cookies and Online Behavioral Tracking Coding, called “cookies”,

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Managing Backups of Your Data

VICTOR IS A SYSTEMS ENGINEER AT THE AME GROUP, MANAGING BACKUPS FOR OUR CLIENTS AND OUR OWN!  WE ASKED HIM, WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT BACKUPS AND RECOVERY? Backups are something everyone wishes they had when technology goes south. Like the insurance policy, you didn’t size right or bother to purchase. The need for backups AND reliable data recovery is becoming the number one priority for many businesses, and it should be. Even hard drive companies are starting to build data recovery services into their warranties and obviously at

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Security and Disaster Recovery: What You Need to Know

Outsourcing IT is a wise business choice, especially for the small business owner. But make the wrong choice and you just ramped up the security threat to your network. A lot of small business owners choose their outsourcing based on price alone, which can be a critical error. Network security threats are unlike physical security threats. There are literally threats around every corner in the cyber world. You have groups that are dedicated to hacking into networks and causing chaos as a pastime. Data security management for business has to

Think Before You Click

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month To reduce your risk of falling for a phishing scam, Think Before You Click! Start to look at emails from a new perspective Look at the email address Even if it is from a name you recognize, Think Before You Click! <somelongname8825@gmail.com> – Most business emails do not come from a GMAIL account – be suspicious. <info@amazonn.com> – Perhaps there is a spelling error that can easily be overlooked if rushing – be suspicious. TIP – on a phone email app, you don’t always see the

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Who is guarding the gatekeepers?

This is a timeless concept from roman times, passed down in popular culture, and can be applied to your business security plan. Companies of even modest size and complexity rely on some form of IT to support their computer systems and data. Although, most companies trust their IT department or Managed Services Provider to include security as a baseline component of their work, how do you verify your IT security is dong what you THINK it is doing? A Vulnerability Assessment is a valuable tool. Trust but verify. “Fidete, sed

Why You Need to Outsource Your IT Department

Many business owners overlook the importance of their IT department. However, implementation of technology solutions for business is essential to help a business’s overall wellbeing and growth. A high-quality outsourced IT department can help with network security problems, provide you with a trained staff and be cost-effective. Access to a Qualified and Experienced Staff While there are many businesses who may overlook IT altogether, there are others who spend a lot of time training their IT professionals. Worse yet, they may even hire inexperienced individuals to act as their IT

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CREDENTIALS ARE FOUND ON THE DARK WEB

Sites are hacked every day. Your Information IS for sale on the DarkWeb.  It travels quickly across the world and is viewed by thousands in a weeks’ time[1].    Once on the internet, whether on the surface internet (what we know of as the internet) or on the deep/dark web, you cannot erase it.  Many evil things happen on the dark web, it’s not just about stolen credentials.  Drugs are sold; people are sold; counterfeit money is sold; access to your server is sold.   Your stolen PII / PHI can be

CMMC: You Might Not Realize the Impact on Your Business

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) The CMMC started within the Department of Defense (DoD) to reduce the theft of military intelligence, but as expected, it doesn’t look like it will be long before it spreads to other sectors. There’s interest in amending Sarbanes-Oxley to include CMMC, which will impact the financial sector.  Don’t fear this is just an additional burden – the CMMC model is set up to be clearer and easier to implement.  Standardization in security compliance is a win for businesses trying to juggle multiple requirements. Impact of