Cybersecurity Best Practices – In & Out of the Office

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: A Year-Long Effort

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – a time that is dedicated to showcasing how to stay safe online by providing insight and best practices on how to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII), financial and sensitive proprietary data.

The need for proper cybersecurity within the workplace should be a continuous effort throughout the year. With small businesses feeling the brunt of data breach events, many of which are caused by cyberattacks or other security vulnerabilities, a proactive attitude toward cybersecurity risks in the workplace is now more important than ever.

Your employees are ultimately your first line of defense against potential data breaches, and they can make or break your overall business security. However, employees may not realize that protecting business information also means protecting their personal information, too.

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Cybersecurity & Business – Not Just an IT Problem

Cybersecurity Needs for Businesses 

Connected technology, Internet-enabled (IoT) devices and other digital services each come with their own security risks. But when used in concert with businesses and their data, these technologies can present more substantial cybersecurity risks than those used for personal use.

Vendors, suppliers, partners and other third-parties associated with your business can also increase your risk for a data breach. Consequently, businesses have spent millions on cybersecurity solutions to combat the risks of the multitude of online, data-driven business services.

Businesses must prepare for the added cybersecurity risks that come with connected technology. But aside from new tech, businesses must also be willing to emphasize cybersecurity awareness and education along with their stringent security protocols.
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Top Social Media Scams in 2016

Scammers are taking advantage of unsuspecting victims in the social media space. Social media scams can be especially daunting because they can take on many forms – from illegitimate friend requests to hacked profiles and malicious link attachments.

As the year draws to a close, let’s take a look at the most prominent social media scams of 2016 to prepare ourselves for the upcoming year.  Continue reading

Password Reuse Puts Your Business at Risk

In a world where data breaches and scams are a constant threat, one of your main priorities as a business owner is keeping your sensitive company and employee information safe. As we’ve seen in the recent data breaches of Myspace, LinkedIn and Tumblr, password reuse has allowed hackers to obtain personal data from various sites and accounts by only hacking into one site.  Continue reading