Category Archives: Cyber Security

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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

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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

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7 Security Questions to Ask Your IT Provider

Is Your IT Provider Secure? On July 2, 2021, roughly 50 IT managed service providers (MSPs) were part of a cyberattack via one of the remote monitoring and management tools they used. While this not the software that The AME Group uses, it does serve as a wakeup call to both providers and their clients. You trust them with your business, but how secure is your IT provider? As with any IT managed service provider, The AME Group utilizes a collection of tools to help keep our clients efficiently running

Getting Ready for New CMMC Requirements Now

Right off the bat, we’re here to tell you that anyone promising you a sure-shot solution to all your CMMC woes is trying to pull a fast one on you. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a comprehensive move by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and involves a lot of moving parts that have not been finalized yet. In fact, with the planned rollout of the new CMMC requirements scheduled to take place over the next five years (through to 2026), you should expect a few changes or

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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 threats for remote workers that your business should take into consideration. Phishing Schemes 45% of remote workers say they

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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