For true cybersecurity you must know what employees are doing

By Michelle Drolet . 2 Mar 2018

A look at some options for keeping tabs on your staff and the possible pros and cons. Securing your data in the digital age is very challenging, but it has never been more necessary. We just looked at the hair-raising cost of a data breach in 2018 and we know that employees are often the weakest … Continue reading For true cybersecurity you must know what employees are doing

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The Cost of a Data Breach in 2018

By Michelle Drolet . 30 Jan 2018

58 data records are stolen every second at an average cost of $141 each. Trading in intellectual property and personal data is so widespread that someone invented a calculator that can estimate the potential harm to your own business. Nearly 5 million data records are lost or stolen worldwide every single day, according to the … Continue reading The Cost of a Data Breach in 2018

5 questions to ask your CEO about cybersecurity

By Michelle Drolet . 31 Oct 2017

Why you need to go beyond compliance. Businesses will continue to face a ton of cyber threats, some of which will impact organizations severely enough to require security measures that will reach far beyond compliance. A Ponemon Institute study showed that the average compromised record cost approximately $194 per record. Loss of business due to … Continue reading 5 questions to ask your CEO about cybersecurity

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Three crucial keys to understanding HIPAA compliance

By Michelle Drolet . 30 Oct 2017

You already know how important it is to be HIPAA compliant. A lot of businesses, including registered marijuana dispensaries, get confused about the requirements, when it comes to dealing with protected health information. It can get a little fuzzy, if you’re not privy to the big picture. The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act was … Continue reading Three crucial keys to understanding HIPAA compliance

Making a bad situation worse: how Equifax mishandled the breach

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Sep 2017

Companies must respond to data breaches properly to limit the damage. Unfortunately, Equifax did not. There have been some very high-profile data breaches in the last few years, but the latest disaster to hit the headlines concerns one of the largest credit bureaus in the United States. It’s estimated that the Equifax data breach exposed 143 million consumers, with … Continue reading Making a bad situation worse: how Equifax mishandled the breach

Build it right with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework

By Michelle Drolet . 13 Sep 2017

Diving into NIST Special Publication 800-53 for practical advice. We’ve already laid out a broad overview of what NIST’s cybersecurity framework can do for you, so today we’re going to drill into Special Publication 800-53. Published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and based on important research from the Information Technology Laboratory, this publication offers … Continue reading Build it right with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework

Protect your unstructured data with user behavior analytics

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Apr 2017

User behavior analytics sniffs out anomalies in users’ actions and alerts IT security teams of suspicious behavior The theft of unstructured data is extremely common. It can be very difficult to safeguard emails and files when a lot of people have access. Even the CIA is not immune, judging by the recent exposure of its … Continue reading Protect your unstructured data with user behavior analytics

Michelle Drolet Talks to tED Magazine about How Companies Can Prepare for a Security Breach

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Jan 2017

Our own Michelle Drolet sits down with tED Magazine to discuss what security measures companies can take to protect their data. Read the full article >    

IoT Could Be Our Downfall

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Jan 2017

We need to secure the internet of things. The internet of things (IoT) is all about connecting devices to the internet so that they can talk to each other and to us, to make life more convenient. That might mean turning on the lights when we get up, or allowing us to use our phones … Continue reading IoT Could Be Our Downfall

What is the General Data Protection Regulation and why should you care?

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Nov 2016

Find out how to prepare for new EU legislation on data collection and security In 2012, the European Commission proposed new regulations on data protection that would supersede the national laws of the 28 EU member states. It was formally approved in April this year, and it will go into effect May 25, 2018. This … Continue reading What is the General Data Protection Regulation and why should you care?

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