CYBERSECURITY

4 Steps to Assess Your Cybersecurity Risk

Do you know where an attacker could break through your company’s cyber defenses? Chances are, there are more points of vulnerability than you realize, and the stakes are high to protect what’s important. Customers, employees, regulators, boards of directors, and many other stakeholders hold businesses accountable for securing sensitive data. Customers in certain highly regulated [...]

2018-11-12T15:42:23+00:00September 20th, 2018|CYBERSECURITY|

Start From the T.O.P Down: Ways You Can Improve Your Organization’s Cybersecurity

Until the last couple of years, data breaches seemed to be the domain of major corporations—Target, Home Depot, Sony, JP Morgan. However, in recent years, as businesses of every size become increasingly reliant on data and information systems, it is becoming clear that no business is too small to be a target. And yet, only [...]

2018-11-12T15:42:43+00:00May 24th, 2018|CYBERSECURITY|

Will Your Cybersecurity Defense System Protect Your Organization?

For a homeowner, the knowledge that a trained eye has evaluated the home security system — and attested that it is in good working order — can go a long way toward a good night’s sleep. The same goes for business owners and executives in charge of keeping the company’s digital assets safe. Recent global [...]

2018-11-12T15:42:56+00:00March 12th, 2018|CYBERSECURITY|

Extra! Extra! 3 Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Steps to Keep Your Organization Out of the Headlines

Is your organization protected against a potential crippling cybersecurity attack? Scott Bailey shares 3 risk assessment steps to keep your organization out of the headlines: identify essential assets, evaluate data flow and current protection, and recommend improvements.

2018-11-12T15:43:14+00:00January 17th, 2018|CYBERSECURITY, VIDEO|

Protecting Your Company Against Executive Impersonation Fraud

A company’s employees are generally expected to strive to protect the organization from a cybersecurity breach. Yet, thousands of team members unknowingly allow imposters to infiltrate businesses and steal millions of dollars by falling victim to executive impersonation fraud. Surveying the Landscape A variant of business email compromise (BEC), executive impersonation fraud entails a skilled [...]

2018-11-12T15:45:15+00:00March 27th, 2017|CYBERSECURITY|

You Just Rolled Cybersecurity Attack Snake Eyes. Now What?

In the game of cybersecurity, betting the farm on an ironclad perimeter defense is a losing strategy. “There is a good chance that hackers are already in your system,” a privacy attorney recently told Data Breach Today. “Your focus should turn to not only protecting your perimeter but also identifying hackers within your network and [...]

2018-11-12T15:47:37+00:00July 26th, 2016|CYBERSECURITY, JUNE 2016|

Cybersecurity Penetration Point Roulette

For most business owners and executives, cybersecurity can feel like a game of roulette. No one is ever quite sure when an attack could occur. In reality, the sources of cyberattacks are sometimes more predictable than many might think. Here is one rule of thumb on which business leaders can rely: Their most vulnerable cybersecurity [...]

2018-11-12T15:48:55+00:00April 11th, 2016|CYBERSECURITY, OCTOBER 2016|

How to Become the Boss of Your Digital Assets

Cybersecurity is a high-stakes game. Understanding the key differences between various types of cyber information is critical to a strong information security program. After all, we protect what is important to us. Organizations that take the time to understand the value of the digital assets they are protecting are more likely to leave the table as [...]

2018-11-12T15:48:57+00:00April 11th, 2016|CYBERSECURITY|

Grow Your Business’ Protection Level with a CRI Cybersecurity Assessment

Cybersecurity threats exploit the increased complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems to gain access to digital assets. CRI’s cybersecurity assessment is based on the National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework – a living document, which includes three parts. Framework Core (Core): This common set of activities, outcomes and references used across [...]

2018-11-12T15:49:08+00:00March 28th, 2016|CYBERSECURITY|

Are Passwords Passé?

Cybersecurity involves more than creating effective passwords. In fact, some of the most high-profile security breaches of the past two years may not have resulted from weak passwords. Consider the below examples. Target: In 2014, a data breach of Target’s systems exposed 40 million debit and credit card records along with 70 million personal information [...]

2018-11-12T15:49:10+00:00March 10th, 2016|CYBERSECURITY|

Whaling Cyberattacks: What You Need to Know

Cyberattacks are here to stay—partially because the financial result is lucrative for the criminal and partly because the bad guys can easily hide from law enforcement. It seems to have started with three common types (one of which that has morphed) and have taken off in the below order: phishing*, which includes blast emails designed [...]

2018-11-12T15:49:31+00:00February 2nd, 2016|CYBERSECURITY, FEBRUARY 2016|

Guarding the Data Vault: How to Reinforce a Cybersecurity Employee Culture

As phishing and other social engineering scams become more commonplace and sophisticated, the human factor often is the weakest brick in the walls of a company’s information security. Consider this statistic from a recent cybersecurity study: The average employee will click on one out of every 25 malicious messages. A layered strategy that includes firewalls, [...]

2018-11-12T15:50:39+00:00December 1st, 2015|CYBERSECURITY, DECEMBER 2015|

Only in the Movies: Cracking Strong Password Fact from Fiction

Anyone who enjoys crime dramas may have seen the following less-than-accurate scenario in a recent flick. After evading about a dozen bad guys, the hero makes it to the office where the villain keeps evidence that will put him away for good—but the laptop is secured with a password. The hero connects a device to [...]

2018-11-12T15:50:43+00:00November 25th, 2015|CYBERSECURITY, OCTOBER 2016|

Winning the Cybersecurity Strategy Game: 3 Steps for Shifting the Odds in Your Organization’s Favor

When whales like Target, JP Morgan, and Anthem turn up losing hands in the cybersecurity strategy game, what chance do lightweights have? To owners and executives in small and mid-sized organizations, cybersecurity can feel like a game of chance—one where cyber thieves are holding all of the cards. On the other hand, some might mistakenly believe [...]

2018-11-12T15:51:08+00:00August 30th, 2015|CYBERSECURITY|

IRS Phishing Scams: Don’t Help Others ‘Go Phish’

Thousands of individuals receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes or notices from entities claiming to be the IRS—often even including the IRS logo. These IRS phishing scams are tactics devised to trick you into revealing personal and financial details that can then be used to commit identity theft and steal money. And the prevalence of [...]

2018-11-12T15:51:21+00:00July 21st, 2015|CYBERSECURITY|