• Whats Considered a Data Breach

    The words "data breach" are enough to throw fear into the hearts of IT security professionals and business people across alike. There are so many potential repercussions when something happens to your sensitive data. Customers leaving. The cost of notification. News stories that share your predicament with the world. Time spent away from other projects on cleanup and remediation of any holes. It can be almost paralyzing to think about the long-term negative effects on your business, but are you truly clear on what is considered a data breach?
  • 5 Ways You Can Prevent a Data Breach at Your Organization

    According to the 2017 study by the Ponemon Institute, it takes businesses an average of 191 days to identify that there's been a data breach. That means that your sensitive customer data and systems have been compromised for more than six months before you realize that something is happening and begin remediation activities. This slow response to cyber attacks can put your business in a difficult situation where you're apologizing to customers about the lack of security around their data. Here are 5 steps that you can take to reduce the possibility your organization will experience a major data breach.
  • Do Your Cyber Security Professionals Know How to Detect a Data Breach?

    You hear the news about data breaches, where tens of thousands or even millions of records with personal information have been compromised. As frightening as that is, being able to quickly determine that a breach has occurred allows your technology team to leap into action and begin remediation. Are your technology professionals well enough versed in cyber security that they could detect a breach?
  • 4 Things Small Businesses Should Know about Data Backup  

    Sure, you've got data backups in place -- but are you confident that your data is completely safe and secure? Without the highest level of security possible, personally identifiable information (PII) is at risk to today's talented and motivated cyber criminals. Creating a solid data protection and backup policy is crucial, especially for businesses in the health and financial sectors. Here are 4 things that all small businesses should know about backing up your data.