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

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...
Case Study – The dangers of not verifying your cyber compliance

Case Study – The dangers of not verifying your cyber compliance

Note: This is a true story of a recent engagement.  A few details were modified slightly to conceal the identity of the client. We had a call from one of our Channel Resellers asking if we could help him with a unique situation.  A former client of his was a C-level...
What is the business impact of a cyber incident?

What is the business impact of a cyber incident?

Business leaders are being tasked to protect their organizations by proactively taking steps against cyber attacks and data breaches.  It’s important to understand the full impact of cyber crime in order to make decisions about allocating resources to combat it....

PCI Council On Why Your Business Is At Risk

Under the heading of “we couldn’t have said it better ourselves”, we are sharing this blog post from the PCI Council where they interviewed the National Restaurant Association’s David Matthews (co-chair of the PCI SSC Small Merchant Task Force)...
Cybersecurity and The Small Business

Cybersecurity and The Small Business

A new Ponemon study found that 50% of Small-Medium Business (SMB) respondents reported that they had data breaches involving customer/employee information within the last 12 months. Worse still, for 75% of SMBs that were breached, the exploits evaded their technical...