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The Best Ways to Fight Banking Trojans

Banking Trojans are back, and they're nasty. Click on the wrong email, and hackers drain your firm's operating accounts. Incredibly, many of these attacks even defeat your bank's two-factor authentication. Here's a great article that explains how banking trojans bypass two-factor authentication. So what should every business do to protect yourself against banking trojans? The [...]

By |2020-01-02T03:05:04+00:00November 30th, 2019|Cybersecurity, SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

The Ransomware Email that Slipped Past Google

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 [...]

By |2020-01-02T03:03:40+00:00October 30th, 2019|Cybersecurity|0 Comments

5 Free Cyber Security Tips for Windows Users

If you’re a Windows user, here are five free things you should do 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 your laptop [...]

By |2020-01-02T03:12:25+00:00October 26th, 2019|Cybersecurity, HIPAA and Computers|1 Comment

5 Free Cyber Security Tips for Mac Users

If you’re a Mac user, here are five free things you should do 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 FileVault, Apple’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can get instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204837 2) Take a screenshot to prove [...]

By |2020-01-02T03:11:54+00:00October 25th, 2019|Cybersecurity, HIPAA and Computers|1 Comment

Website Hacked?  7 Free Ways to Tell

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: [...]

By |2020-01-02T03:10:34+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Cybersecurity|0 Comments

Hiring a Penetration Testing Service? 14 Questions to Ask a Reference

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 [...]

By |2020-01-02T03:05:45+00:00October 21st, 2019|Cybersecurity|0 Comments

Do You Need Cybersecurity Insurance?

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? [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:58:56+00:00October 19th, 2019|Cybersecurity, SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

WannaCry and 6 Ways to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

WannaCry ransomware infected hundreds of thousands of computers in May 2017. WannaCry infects a computer, encrypts files and demands payment to decrypt the files. Although this article was first published in 2017, the information about ransomware is still relevant today. WannaCry variants are sure to exist and may unfortunately impact you or your business [...]

By |2020-01-02T19:10:11+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Cybersecurity|0 Comments