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

5 Tips to Help you Block Ransomware

By Michelle Drolet . 22 Feb 2018

Learn about best practices to combat the threat of ransomware   There have been some seriously nasty ransomware attacks in the last few years. From Petya to Wannacry to the SamSam attack on health record company Allscripts just last month, ransomware has been wreaking havoc across the world. Global ransomware damages exceeded $5 billion last year, up from $325 million … Continue reading 5 Tips to Help you Block Ransomware

4 Steps to Launch a Security Awareness Training Program

By Michelle Drolet . 10 Jan 2018

Policies and software are not enough to secure your data, staff must be regularly trained.   Your organization might have the most robust security program in the world. You may have stringent policies, and the latest and greatest security software tools. You might think your data is safe, but if your employees don’t have the … Continue reading 4 Steps to Launch a Security Awareness Training Program

Scan the Dark Web for Threat Intelligence

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Jan 2018

It may be possible to glean valuable security insights by monitoring the dark web.   Although awareness of the importance of cybersecurity is spreading, the number of successful cyber-attacks continues to grow with every passing year. Globally, almost 1.9 billion data records were compromised in the first half of 2017, up 164% compared to the … Continue reading Scan the Dark Web for Threat Intelligence

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

5 InfoSec concerns for colleges and universities

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Jun 2016

Higher education institutions are a prime target for cybercriminals, and IT needs resources to prevent attacks and provide a proper level of security   No industry or sector is immune to data breaches, but some are targeted more often than others. Education came ahead of government, retail and financial sectors, and it was second only … Continue reading 5 InfoSec concerns for colleges and universities

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