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Clean, Consistent, Complete Employee Off-boarding
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, October 04, 2017

When employees leave your company, you need to cut off their access to corporate data — and do it quickly — to minimize the risk of a data breach. Seems obvious, right? But we were frankly shocked by a recent survey showing how many companies aren't taking this basic cybersecurity precaution. 
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Doing Due Diligence for Cybersecurity
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Whether you're protecting your own data or your customers', it's more important than ever to evaluate the cybersecurity measures taken by your service providers and vendors. Here are a few things to consider: 
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Cybersecurity = Technology + Humans
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The human mind can't work as fast as a cognitive security solution, but people are the ones coming up with cyberattacks. That's why you can't afford to rely on security technology alone. People need to supplement algorithms to put suspicious activity into context and rule out false positives. 
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Equifax Security Breach – What Should You Do?
Anne Bisagno—Monday, September 18, 2017

As you may have read, Equifax was recently hacked. This is a big deal because Equifax is one of four credit rating services, called Credit Bureaus (the other three are Experian, Trans Union and Innovis). Credit bureaus harvest (and sell) the financial data and credit ratings of almost every citizen in the United States. And unfortunately, over 143 million Equifax records may be compromised. Their records include people's names, Social Security Numbers, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers. 
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The Recycle Bin is Not a Backup!
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, September 13, 2017

There's nothing quite like the rush of relief when you find a copy of an accidentally deleted file in Office 365's Recycle Bin. But don't make the mistake of counting on it as a form of backup. It's a common practice — a new survey shows nearly two-thirds of Office 365 admins do it — but that's not what Recycle Bin is made for. For one thing, it doesn't have the security safeguards necessary to protect data in Office 365 business services like OneDrive, Exchange, and Sharepoint. More critically, if a file in Recycle Bin gets deleted or ages past 30 days, it's gone. Most likely forever. 
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Your Data is Valuable. Treat It That Way.
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The more data you have about your organization and its customers, the more valuable that data is — and not just to you. Every time you and your partners exchange huge data sets, cyber criminals are likely to come sniffing around, hoping to find an infrastructure vulnerability that will let them steal your information and put it to some use you never intended. And that's a big problem for you and your customers alike. 
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Lead, Don't Bleed
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, August 30, 2017

As cybersecurity threats become more complex and frequent, it's critical to keep security tools up to date — but many small and midsize businesses don't have a security strategy at all, never mind the latest defenses. Don't leap to the latest and greatest without following these best practices, too: 
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Healthcare is Getting More Secure
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A record high number of US healthcare organizations reported data breaches in 2016, according to a new analysis of data from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The number of healthcare businesses reporting a breach shot up to an all-time high of 328 in 2016, a 22.3% increase over the previous record of 268 in 2015. 
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New Help for SMB Cybersecurity
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a new website to help smaller companies stay on top of cybersecurity. 
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Reminder: People are the Weakest Security Link
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Companies spent more than $18 billion on cybersecurity in 2016 — but data breaches hit an all-time high anyway. What's the problem? Simple: we're not using employees as the critical line of defense they can be.  
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