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Zero Trust Networks

What is a zero trust network? Traditionally networks were built for the purpose of communication and collaboration. Due to the increasing cyber threat and the ability of criminals to exploit this openness it has grown increasingly necessary that the networks be...

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Higher education one of the worst sectors at handling cyber attacks

The higher education sector ranks highest among the worst business sectors for handling cyberthreats, with 73% of organizations taking three or more days to apply a patch.—EfficientIP Report released  9/10/2018 The higher ed sector is an attractive target for hackers...

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) vs the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has now raised the question as to whether the measures companies have implemented to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will satisfy the CCPA. Unfortunately, the answer is largely, "No."...

Case Study: Fully Managed SIEM service

Our Reseller had a client who was looking at Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) options, however they had concerns about their ability to manage and monitor a SIEM with their internal staff.  Their Reseller suggested that they talk to us to see if our...

Financial sector must be prepared for more sophisticated threats

The increased security measures that most financial organizations now have in place have caused hackers targeting the financial sector to up the ante, deploying more sophisticated malware.  This new breed of malware avoids detection by signature-based tools and is...

Cybersecurity – a topic nonprofits can no longer ignore

Cybersecurity is so often in the news that it's hard to think it's being ignored by any sector, however nonprofits are lagging behind.  Why?  Obviously budgets are tight, but here's why ignoring cybersecurity can end up costing nonprofits far more. Given that...

What do you need to know if you transmit or maintain health data?

Organizations that handle healthcare data need to understand the risks, requirements, and ramifications in order to make prudent decisions on how best to protect it.  Let's start with the risks. HIMSS published their 2018 healthcare survey and found that most...

SMBs are huge targets for cyber breaches – What can be done?

A 2017 Ponemon study confirmed that Small-Medium Businesses (SMBs) are key targets for cyber breaches, mainly due to employee error that allows in malware and ransomware.  What is even more alarming is that the damages are now averaging over $1M, a price few SMBs can...

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