How the Grinch Steals Data: 9 Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

Safe Online Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season to be… online shopping. The hustle and bustle of everyone’s favorite season never fails to pick up its pace… With the time between Thanksgiving and winter holidays seeming shorter every year, it’s no wonder jack-o-lanterns share shelf space with tree ornaments and Menorahs. As the years progress, so do the number of… Read more »

Your Organization was Breached… Now What?

AssureSign: Your Organization was Breached. Now what?

Data breaches and intrusion attempts aren’t the first thing on anyone’s mind when starting a business or organization, but the realities of today’s cyber ecosystem have pushed cybersecurity to the top of the priority list.   Knowledge of cyberthreats and your organization’s vulnerability have become paramount to ensuring the continued success of any company or organization. It’s this information that allows… Read more »

Cybersecurity Strategy: 2 Steps to Best Your Incident Response

Cybersecurity Strategy: 2 Steps to Best Your Incident Response

With the exponential rise of cybersecurity concerns in 2017, we’ve been focusing on a cybersecurity mini-series that demystifies and simplifies building an all-encompassing cybersecurity strategy.  We’ve identified prevalent threats, your organization’s vulnerability to those threats, outsourcing v. in-house security efforts, and the prevention measures your organization should employ—or at least consider—in building a comprehensive security infrastructure. Prevention is where most… Read more »

Cybersecurity Strategy: Turn Your Organization and Employees Into Cyber-Heroes

Cybersecurity Strategy: Empowering Your Organization and Employees to be Cyber-Heroes

Adequately defending your organization and its digital processes heavily relies on building a robust infrastructure of preventative security measures.   Limiting user permissions, securing Wi-Fi connectivity, encrypting data, properly disposing of dated devices, and other key processes are vital functions of your cybersecurity strategy and implementation team. Lack of preventative securities leaves your data up for grabs, and no matter how different one… Read more »

The ONLY Checklist You Need for Your Preventative Cybersecurity Strategy

cybersecurity strategy checklist

The previous post in our Cybersecurity strategy series addressed whether to outsource or keep cybersecurity efforts inside your organization, a critical consideration in building an effective cyberdefense strategy.  To refresh your memory: An effective cybersecurity strategy is divided into 7 characteristics, which categorize your strategy’s various entities and functions. These characteristics and independent functions can… Read more »

Thinking of Outsourcing Your Cybersecurity Strategy?… Read this First!

Outsourcing Cybersecurity Strategy

Last week, we analyzed the value and level of threat among the data your organization processes. The analysis allowed you to determine how susceptible this data and therefore, your business could be to a cyberattack. This crucial exercise completed phase 1 of building a cybersecurity strategy:  Phase 2 begins with building a solid foundation for your cybersecurity strategy that, when finished, will best fit your organizational needs.   A solid foundation rests on determining whether to:  Keep all… Read more »

How Vulnerable Are You to Cyberthreats?

Every company, regardless of size, industry, or location, needs a cybersecurity game plan. Whether you’re a mom and pop shop or a top shelf fortune 500 enterprise, your organization is vulnerable to the growing number of cyberthreats in the digital space. To combat current cyberthreats, inevitable cyberattacks, and potential data breaches, you MUST have a predefined, systemic approach. This approach should encompass… Read more »

The 6 Most Common Cyberthreats to Know

In a previous post, we discussed the prominent dangers lurking within the cyber arena. In case you missed it, here’s what you need to know:  WHAT: Data Breaches. TechTarget defines a data breach as “an incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data has potentially been viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. Data breaches may involve personal health information (PHI), personally… Read more »

The New Battlefield: Cyberwarfare

“We believe that data is the phenomenon of our time. It is the world’s new natural resource, it is the new basis of competitive advantage, and it is transforming every profession and industry. If all of this is true—even inevitable—then cybercrime, by definition, is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in… Read more »

Cybersecurity Toolkit: Hashing 101

Implementing eSignatures is a true digital transformation for your company. While pen-and-paper may seem like the safer route, old-school signatures are actually easier to replicate and more difficult to verify than their electronic counterparts. eSignatures offer a fast, simple, and secure solution to guaranteeing your document gets signed when you want and by whom you… Read more »