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Month: October 2019

The Ransomware Email that Slipped Past Google

October 30, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Last week, a nasty ransomware email showed up in my personal Gmail inbox. As free services go, Gmail is pretty good at spotting phishing and ransomware emails. However, they completely missed this one. It wasn't in my Spam folder, and it had none of the warnings from Google that it might be malicious. Here's what […]
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Do you know the most important phishing tip? 20 people didn't.

October 28, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Last week, we were sitting in a conference room with 20 people. These were smart people. All highly educated. They all use computers every single day. We were talking to them about ways to keep safe online. The conversation ranged from phishing to ransomware to staying safe at home. It was fun to be with […]
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5 Free Windows Cybersecurity Tips

October 26, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Here are five free Windows cybersecurity tips.  Take a moment and do these right now! These will help you with your HIPAA compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use BitLocker, Microsoft’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can get instructions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028713/windows-10-turn-on-device-encryption 2) Take a screenshot to prove […]
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5 Free Mac Cybersecurity Tips

October 25, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Are you a Mac user?  Check out these five free Mac cybersecurity tips.  They're quick and easy, and something you should do right now. These will help you with your cybersecurity compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use FileVault, Apple’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can […]
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Website Hacked?  7 Free Ways to Tell

October 23, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Website hacked?  Are you worried that it might be? More importantly, would you even know if it is? Are you a website hacking target?  You might think that your business is too small to be hacked. Think again.  You’ll be blown away by these stats, courtesy of a terrific article by Joey Song: And what […]
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Hiring a Penetration Testing Service? 14 Questions to Ask a Reference

October 21, 2019 by Josh Ablett
If you're thinking of hiring a Penetration Testing service, you definitely need to do your due diligence. There's a wide range of services that penetration testing firms offer, ranging from cheap automated scans to manual expert exploit detection. As part of your due diligence process, here are 14 questions that you should consider asking the […]
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Do You Need Cybersecurity Insurance?

October 19, 2019 by Kate Bowie
It's a good idea... We have a lot of conversations with our clients about cybersecurity insurance.  Adelia Risk doesn't sell cybersecurity insurance. Instead, we provide a holistic cybersecurity service to small, high value, heavily regulated firms. As part of providing our service, cybersecurity insurance is a common topic. The single biggest misconception that we see? […]
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Is Google Cloud Platform HIPAA Compliant?

October 17, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Thinking about moving some services to the cloud?  Let’s look at whether Google Cloud Platform is HIPAA-compliant. We recently helped a medical company evaluate Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as a disaster recovery site. Here’s what we found about Google Cloud Platform and HIPAA compliance. Will Google Cloud Platform sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement? Any […]
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Are Chromebooks HIPAA compliant?

October 15, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Are Chromebooks HIPAA compliant?  If you're a medical practice, you're probably tempted to give Chromebooks a try.  They're cheaper than a traditional Windows or Mac computer, and they're a lot easier and cheaper to maintain. But are Chromebooks appropriate for a medical company?  Can they be used to handle medical data? We think they are, […]
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Firing an Employee? 28 Ways to Protect Your Business

October 13, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Firing an employee, or having an employee leave voluntarily? Use this list of 28 measures to keep your business safe.
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