|Data Security is a Team Effort|
|Anne Bisagno—Monday, February 12, 2018
Phishing is one of the most common causes of data breaches — and that means that teaching your employees to recognize a phishing email is one of
the most effective ways to protect your company from an expensive data breach.
|January 28 Was Data Privacy Day|
|Anne Bisagno—Monday, February 05, 2018
|Security Compliance is Always a Smart Investment|
|Anne Bisagno—Monday, January 29, 2018
Yes, it costs a lot to maintain compliance with security regulations.
|2017 in Cybersecurity: A Cautionary Tale|
|Anne Bisagno—Monday, January 22, 2018
From Anthem Blue Cross's historically high $115 million settlement for a breach that exposed patient information to the life-threatening WannaCry malware
attack that shut down IT systems at 16 UK hospitals, the repercussions of cybersecurity lapses became more painfully clear in 2017 than ever before.
|Get Strong Security AND a Good User Experience|
|Anne Bisagno—Monday, January 08, 2018
An easy-to-use system is pointless if it's also easy to breach. On the other hand, "perfect" security is no good if it makes the product or service unusable!
Unfortunately, conventional wisdom is that the more secure a system is, the more difficult it is to use — but advances in security technology
and techniques mean that's not true any more.
|Beware the Social Engineer|
|Anne Bisagno—Thursday, December 28, 2017
"I can tell a scam when I see one," your employees say.
|10 Social Engineering Tricks to Watch Out For|
|Anne Bisagno—Thursday, December 21, 2017
Social engineering attacks accounted for 43 percent of data breaches in the last year, according to Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report. To boost
your firm's security, we're sharing this list of ten social engineering ploys your employees might not recognize:
|Data Breaches Wallop Customer Confidence|
|Anne Bisagno—Thursday, December 14, 2017
We've mentioned before that poor data security has a hefty price tag. The
Equifax breach earlier this year shows just how expensive it can get. The company's third quarter earnings results show that it's already spent $87.5
million in things like investigation and remediation. More significantly, Equifax's revenues dropped 42 percent over the quarter, and it's lost more
than 25 percent of its stock valuation.
|Don't Pass on Security Patching|
|Anne Bisagno—Thursday, December 07, 2017
The WannaCry ransomware attack and the Equifax breach prove, yet again, something we've been saying for a long time: Patching software isn't exciting,
but it's critical. So why don't companies do it?
|Get Ready for Cloud Migration|
|Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Cloud systems are finally so much less costly and complex than on-premise systems that previously skeptical companies are starting to come around to their benefits. That may be why two-thirds of respondents to a recent survey reported that they've adopted cloud-based Office 365. However, among
those who have opted not to move to the cloud-based productivity suite, the primary reasons were either concerns about email-based threats like phishing
and ransomware or worries about the difficulties of migration.