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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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What to Do After a Data Breach: 4 Important Steps

Dec 09, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
What do you do with data breach notifications? You’ve most likely received a few notices from big and small companies over the years. They apologize, ask you to change your password and explain how they’re going to prevent data breaches in the future.  Unfortunately, it’s quite common for companies to learn about data breaches weeks, […]
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VPN and RDP: Securely Work from Home

Dec 05, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
We are now living in a world where most people work from home. Due to COVID-19, experts are saying that if you can stay home, you should stay home. Employers are scrambling to make sure employees have the tools they need AND that they are keeping data safe.  By offering remote access, you're doing the […]
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What is Spear Phishing: Definition and 6 Helpful Tips

Dec 02, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
What is Spear Phishing? Here's an example: Imagine you get an email from a friend or family member asking for you to send the password for one of your accounts. The email looks too close to their actual email address for you to see a difference. The person sending the email uses a lot of […]
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Do you know the most important phishing tip? 20 people didn't.

Dec 01, 2020 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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Ransomware: 5 Important Training Topics for Employees

Nov 25, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
Ransomware attacks happen all the time to small and large businesses. What do your employees know about ransomware? Do they know what to look for and what to do if they suspect ransomware has infected their computer? Your company needs ransomware training for all employees. This article will detail the key points to include: types […]
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Go Phish: 8 Phishing Facts and 9 Prevention Tips

Nov 05, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Are you doing enough to protect your business from phishing? That's the question we just asked 503 business owners. You see, we talk to a lot of people who aren't doing enough to protect their business from phishing attacks. We wanted to understand why. Maybe they just don’t think it’s a major concern in their […]
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The Ransomware Email that Slipped Past Google

Nov 01, 2020 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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Hiring a Penetration Testing Service? 14 Questions to Ask a Reference

Oct 25, 2020 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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Website Hacked?  7 Free Ways to Tell

Oct 20, 2020 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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Do You Need Cybersecurity Insurance?

Oct 20, 2020 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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