Getting Buy-In for Security Awareness Training from the Big Wigs

As almost any IT manager can tell you, the C-Suite folks don’t always understand the world in which the IT folks operate. To too many C-Suiters, IT is a necessary evil with a department full of people who are always asking for money. And, in counterpoint, IT folks often can’t see past the technology [...]

By |2021-08-04T09:08:36-04:00August 4th, 2021|Security Awareness|Comments Off on Getting Buy-In for Security Awareness Training from the Big Wigs

How to Navigate Tech Shortages in a Post-Pandemic World

It’s no secret that the global semiconductor shortage is impacting almost every industry and driving up prices. This shortage is an example of supply and demand that would make any economics teacher proud: Supply dropped when the manufacturing plants shut down due to COVID; at the same time, demand went up as people started [...]

By |2021-06-18T13:44:43-04:00June 18th, 2021|Security Awareness, Strategic IT|Comments Off on How to Navigate Tech Shortages in a Post-Pandemic World

Cybersecurity: Is Your Company Prepared for Battle?

By now, if you haven’t heard “it’s not IF you get breached, but WHEN”, it’s likely because your idea of technology is the gramophone. For those living in the digital world, we know being hacked is a daily threat and that, unfortunately, at some point, we are likely to become the victims. For a [...]

By |2021-03-05T09:03:59-05:00March 5th, 2021|Security Awareness|Comments Off on Cybersecurity: Is Your Company Prepared for Battle?

This is Your Circus, with Your Monkeys. Protect It.

We have all heard the old adage “An Ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure”, and in many aspects of our lives, we adhere to the idea. We take a second to lock our cars before walking away. We make sure the lock icon is there before purchasing items online and we [...]

By |2021-02-05T11:28:42-05:00February 12th, 2021|Security Awareness|Comments Off on This is Your Circus, with Your Monkeys. Protect It.

Cybersecurity: Do You Know Your Risk?

Cybersecurity is a hot topic these days, filled with scary stories and about 10,000 acronyms. Every day we hear about breaches, stolen data, and companies being held hostage by ransomware. And while most businesses take basic steps to protect themselves, many operate under the fingers-crossed, we-are-too-small-of-a-business-for-anyone-to-bother-with-us mentality, which is exactly what those bad guys [...]

By |2021-01-19T12:57:21-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Security Awareness|Comments Off on Cybersecurity: Do You Know Your Risk?

What is MFA and Why is it Important?

It used to be that protecting your identity took little more than removing your glasses and stepping into a phone booth. But these days, between the lack of phone booths and the savviness of today’s bad guys, protecting your identity and accounts is not only crucial, but getting harder. Today’s Focus: Using MFA to [...]

By |2020-10-12T13:37:00-04:00October 16th, 2020|Security Awareness|Comments Off on What is MFA and Why is it Important?

What the Heck is Security Awareness Training?

These days you can’t get logged into your email before some aspect of security awareness (or lack thereof) interrupts your morning coffee. Maybe it’s a news story popping up on your feed about another company whose data has been locked down by ransomware. Maybe it’s finding out your credit card has been compromised and [...]

By |2021-01-29T14:50:22-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Security Awareness|Comments Off on What the Heck is Security Awareness Training?

How to Avoid Being Socially Engineered

When people think of how cyber “bad guys” work, they often focus on phishing. But social engineering is much more than phishing - it’s is an attack on people or organizations through the use of psychological manipulation. Basically, social engineers are con artists. They convince people to divulge information that ultimately will help them [...]

By |2020-07-24T10:06:06-04:00July 24th, 2020|Security Awareness|Comments Off on How to Avoid Being Socially Engineered

Not All “Fishing” Trips are Fun: How to Protect Yourself from Being Phished

You’d have to be living at the bottom of the ocean to not have heard about the rise of phishing attacks, especially in the wake of the recent pandemic. It seems there is no shortage of shady characters out there just waiting to capitalize on trauma. But phishing is not new, nor is it [...]

By |2020-07-10T09:54:15-04:00July 10th, 2020|Security Awareness|Comments Off on Not All “Fishing” Trips are Fun: How to Protect Yourself from Being Phished
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