Categories for cybersecurity

data protection

Data Protection Goes Beyond “Don’t Click on That”

by | February 24, 2021

We’ve all heard about cybersecurity risks and the increasing sophistication of hackers seeking to access our data. Small businesses are particularly at risk because they often don’t have sophisticated systems in place. The increasing work-from-home environment due initially to COVID-19, but likely to continue in the future, created even more access. Employees may use their... View Article

data breach

Data Breach Prevention and Response

by | February 24, 2021

In our connected world, the internet is an essential tool for doing business, but it is also a major source of risk. It often isn’t a matter of if your data will ever be compromised, but when and how much. Good data protection policies and practices can help your business minimize risk and exposure to... View Article

Data Privacy

New Changes in 2020 for Data Privacy Law

by | December 2, 2019

Data privacy and the protection of personal data will be a defining feature of 2020. States are taking matters into their own hands by passing sweeping new privacy laws, which will impact business owners and website operators across the country.  Keep reading for a summary of privacy law activity that business owners may need to... View Article

Data Privacy Business Solutions

3 Steps to Address Data Privacy as a Business Problem

by | June 30, 2019

“Cybersecurity is a business problem, not a technical problem.”  – Kip Boyle, CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities, LLC and Author of Fire Doesn’t Innovate: The Executive’s Practical Guide to Thriving in the Face of Evolving Cyber Risks   As a business owner, you may disagree with that statement. After all, the responsibilities associated with data privacy and... View Article

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July FOCUS Event: Data Privacy — Risks and Responsibilities

by | June 21, 2019

In an increasingly connected global marketplace, data for many companies has become simultaneously one of the greatest assets and one of the greatest risks. Data privacy and cybersecurity are rapidly shooting to the top of the list of concerns that keep business owners and CEOs up at night. According to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Risk Management... View Article

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Simply Responding to a Data Breach is Too Little Too Late

by | May 3, 2018

It is difficult for any executive today to not recognize that a data breach is a significant risk to his or her company.  What is more difficult is for that same executive to understand that he or she simply responding to such a breach does not sufficiently address the risk.  The actions or inaction of... View Article

Phishing

Phishing, Spear Phishing, and Smishing: IT Cyber Risks for Smartphones and Small Business Providers

by | May 2, 2018

Guest post by Anthony Hargreaves, MBT, CISA, CRISC Small Business providers rely heavily on the most current and innovative methods of communicating and receiving vital business information to their customers, to and from their vendors and across operations. Advertising campaigns often use the latest social media platforms to promote discount codes and payment methods as... View Article