Biometrics Has a Privacy Problem

Biometrics Has a Privacy Problem
The inclusion of biometric security systems have been all the rage in a range of organizations, due, in large part, because of the thought that other security platforms aren’t nearly as secure. Unfortunately, the superior security they are expecting may not be able to meet their expectations. Today, we will discuss biometric security, where it fits, and how it can be problematic for the small business.  Unfortunately, businesses have to deal with...

How to Create Cybersecurity Policies for Your Company

How to Create Cybersecurity Policies for Your Company
If you’re in business today, there are three words that are critical for you keep in mind: Cybersecurity. Is. Important. As such, every business needs to have taken the time to put together a cybersecurity policy–a set of guidelines that instruct the business how to proceed with the highest level of security possible. We’ve taken the liberty of suggesting a few guidelines for your business to follow as you do so. Establish Definitions  When you’re...

Are Your Biggest Threats Coming From Inside Your Company?

Are Your Biggest Threats Coming From Inside Your Company?
Most businesses that really lean on their IT go to great lengths and expense to keep those systems secure. Sometimes, however, all those firewalls and antivirus software don’t stop threats that come in from your staff. Today, we are going to go through the three different types of human error that your staff can undertake, and how to deal with each. Accidental The most benign of the insider threats, the accidental mistake typically happens when data is in transit....

Microsoft is Finding Leaving Windows 7 Users Behind Difficult

Microsoft is Finding Leaving Windows 7 Users Behind Difficult
Windows 7 might not be supported by Microsoft any longer, but millions of people are still using PCs that run the antiquated operating system. Since Microsoft has put an end to extended support for Windows 7 OS, a couple bugs have been found. Let’s take a look at what exactly is behind these issues and discuss your options. What is the Problem? Just recently–after Microsoft has ended support for the OS–reports started to come in that there were...

Social Engineering and Your Business

Social Engineering and Your Business
As prevalent as cybersecurity threats unfortunately are today, many users tend to overlook major threats that they just aren’t focused on nearly as much: social engineering attacks. Social engineering attacks are just another means for a cybercriminal to reach their desired ends, and therefore needed to be protected against. What is Social Engineering? Social Engineering is the act of manipulating people into providing access credentials to criminals that aren’t...

Privacy Laws Are Changing Compliance

Privacy Laws Are Changing Compliance
Most companies have some sort of regulation they need to stay compliant to, and 2020 seems to be a landmark year. This year, companies have to deal with end-of-life upgrades, the development of new privacy laws, as well as the existing regulatory landscape. Let’s take a look at why compliance is important and what to expect in the year ahead. Before we get into regulatory compliance, we should mention that compliance with company-wide regulations (that presumably...