What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

The “NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act” S.770 was signed this month.  What is it, and how can it benefit you or your small business clients? The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) initially developed a set of cybersecurity...
Three Reasons We Are Still Failing At Cybersecurity

Three Reasons We Are Still Failing At Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has been getting a lot of attention with major breaches being announced almost weekly, followed by news articles on record compliance fines and litigation settlements.  So why aren’t we getting better at cybersecurity? Assumptions.  Many...
Are you wasting money on this common cybersecurity investment?

Are you wasting money on this common cybersecurity investment?

A wasted investment is the last thing any organization needs, yet the cost of a cybersecurity solution doesn’t necessarily equate to value.  Consider Security Information and Event Management, or SIEM tools for example.  Dark Reading points out that the tool...
Financial sector must be prepared for more sophisticated threats

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...
Canada has a new cybersecurity strategy – does it impact you?

Canada has a new cybersecurity strategy – does it impact you?

Do you do business with companies in Canada?  A recent government survey showed that although 94% of Canadian business collect personal data from their customers, they still have a long way to go to in protecting it, with three quarters of the business executives and...