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Articles in the category ‘Cybersecurity’ have information applicable to individuals and organizations. Learn more about phishing, writing an information security policy, cheap data loss prevention tools, cybersecurity insurance and more by browsing the articles.

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5 Free Mac Cybersecurity Tips

Dec 30, 2020 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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Third-Party Vendor Risk Management: A How-To Guide

Dec 22, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
Third-party vendor risk management, or the process of reviewing your third-party vendors, is getting more and more important. Believe it or not, you can blame Target!  I’m sure you remember the Target breach which ended with the CEO being fired, the CIO resigning and 40 million customer accounts being exposed. Not to mention the millions […]
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Ransomware Playbook: 31 Critical Questions to Build Your Own

Dec 20, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Are you worried about ransomware? You should be.  Ransomware is hitting companies of all sizes, sometimes with disastrous results.   Many companies need to put together a specific plan for ransomware, known as a “ransomware playbook.”  We think even small firms should spend some time planning what they will do if they're hit.    When ransomware hits, […]
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Information Security Policy: 13 Fantastic Resources

Dec 20, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Want to save time? Get our free Information Security Policy Template here. So, you need to write an information security policy. And you’re totally overwhelmed. Where do you start? What do you need? What should it entail? You’re not alone. These are questions that we get a lot. It’s totally understandable. Planning, writing, and implementing […]
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The Definitive Guide to Building an Information Security Policy

Dec 20, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
Need help with your information security policy? You’ve come to the right place! Building an information security policy takes time. As you’ll see in this article, there are a lot of items to cover. But you can do it!  This article will help you whether you’re writing a brand new information security policy or revising […]
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Building an Incident Response Policy

Dec 20, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
An important part of any Information Security Policy is an Incident Response Policy. What are you going to do when the bleep hits the fan? Unfortunately, there are so many types of incidents (see below for an example list). But the most important part of the policy is having a process to follow when an […]
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Secure Cloud Computing: 7 Ways I'd Hack You On AWS

Dec 15, 2020 by Josh Ablett
If you're like most businesses, you're thinking about moving to the cloud but you're worried about secure cloud computing.  Lower costs, more control, and greater resiliency are all powerful motivators.  But the loss of control of your environment is awfully scary. A move to the cloud presents new security challenges.  There are new tools to learn and […]
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Clean Desk Policy - 5 Ways to Improve Your Security

Dec 15, 2020 by Josh Ablett
An average desk worker keeps 36 hours of work at his/her workspace at any one time
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What is Typosquatting?

Dec 15, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
Typosquatting is a method hackers use to trick you. Attackers can use typosquatting to trick you into visiting a website (so they earn ad revenue at best or steal your data at worst), install malware onto your computer, or combine it with a phishing email. Typosquatting is part of a bigger cybercrime category called cybersquatting. […]
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Security Operations Center: Critical Considerations for setting up a SOC

Dec 10, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
Setting up a Security Operations Center (SOC) is a huge task. It often involves hiring and training staff, licensing and configuring a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system and creating numerous processes and procedures. You have options: create your own, outsource the whole thing, or do a combination of the two. The end result […]
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