Cyber Security

Free Cybersecurity Advice that Could Save Your Company

Posted on Feb 19, 2019

Free Cybersecurity Advice that Could Save Your Company

The FDIC recently advised banks and financial service institutions how to respond to the growing sophistication and number of cyber attacks. Whatever industry you’re in, all companies should benefit from the government’s free advice regarding cybersecurity.

The cybersecurity principles for banks apply to you too. Most small or medium-sized businesses don’t take the initiative to implement cybersecurity policies. However, these businesses are still targets—especially because they have shorter sales cycles than banks. Here are ways to protect your company and minimize business risk.

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It is Dawn on the Dark Web

Posted on Feb 8, 2019

It is Dawn on the Dark Web

*Also published on i-95 Business

For everyday users of the world wide web, the Dark and Deep Web are shrouded in mystery. Let us bring greater light to its usefulness to you. For the purpose of this article we will focus mainly on the “Dark Web.” Perhaps you have pictured young hackers wearing the eponymous Anonymous mask. Many wonder what exactly can be found on the Dark Web but are a little leery of delving into the shade of the unknown – guilty by association of some morally questionable activities. The Dark Web is infamous as the domain of dubious individuals conducting unscrupulous business, sharing illicit content and anarchist theologies.

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Who is Watching the Watchers?

Posted on Jan 18, 2019

Who is Watching the Watchers?

You hire a managed network services firm to watch your network and protect your business. But who is watching the watchers? To protect your business, here are questions you should ask of your IT service provider.

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Financial Industry Faces Mounting Cyber Security Threats

Posted on Dec 27, 2018

Financial Industry Faces Mounting Cyber Security Threats

Digital finance is quickly becoming standard practice. Yet for finance firms and financial planners, the ease of anywhere, anytime access also comes with increased risk. As noted by Scott Borg of the US Cyber Consequences Unit, financial information is “regularly stolen” by cybercriminals; consider the recent Equifax breach. According to the Financial Times, Equifax is still dealing with the fallout of stolen financial data, now scrapping employee bonuses and buybacks to deal with increasing remediation costs and poor public perception.

Bottom line? Financial firms can’t take a slapdash approach to network cybersecurity. All networks are exposed to numerous types of threats, and the financial industry has to defend and manage them as well or better than others — or risk major breaches.

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Which Group is Protecting Your Company?

Posted on Oct 16, 2018

Which Group is Protecting Your Company?

Hiring a managed network service provider is like hiring an army, a military unit that protects your business from cyber attacks. But not all managed network service providers are alike. This article covers what to look for when you hire a team to manage your technology.

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