Category Archives: (Tech) Security

The Seven Steps of the NIST Risk Management Framework

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A growing cybersecurity threat to businesses is supply chain attacks. A study done by Argon Security in 2021 found that supply chain attacks had increased by 300% compared to 2020. That’s scary! Thankfully, there are agencies out there that are working hard to help businesses mitigate these risks, and one of those agencies is NIST. […]

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Updates & How NIST Is Responding to Supply Chain Attacks

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As a business owner, you’re well aware of the threat that cybercriminals pose to your data. The news is full of stories about companies that have been hacked, and the fallout from these attacks can be devastating. Recently, we’ve been seeing an increase in the amount of supply chain attacks, where hackers target a company’s […]

How Secure is Your Business Email? 

Email is one of the most ubiquitous, fundamental forms of communication for businesses. It’s fast, efficient, and can be used to communicate with employees and customers alike. However, email also poses a significant cybersecurity risk. In fact, an estimated 90% of data breaches start with a phishing email. In this blog post, we will discuss […]

Are Cyber Insurance Companies Now Biggest Cybersecurity Enforcers?

With cybercrime on the rise, cyber insurance companies have become one of the most important lines of defense against cyberattacks. Not only do they help businesses recover from cyberattacks, but they are also increasingly becoming involved in enforcing and promoting cybersecurity best practices. Cyber insurance companies provide coverage for a wide range of cyber incidents, […]

Where Should You Start When Budgeting for IT Costs in 2022?

When budgeting for IT costs in 2022, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Budgeting for IT costs is important for businesses of all sizes, as having the right technology in place can help your business run more smoothly and efficiently.  Additionally, making room in your budget for effective and efficient IT is […]

What to do if your business’s IT server gets hacked

Statistics show that 30,000 websites are hacked daily. It’s a harsh reality for business owners of all sizes. So, what should you do if your business IT server or website gets hacked? Keep reading to find out.  Step 1. Report the Hack You should report the hack to your customers and law enforcement as soon […]

Everything You Need to Know About Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity remains a significant threat to organizations nationwide, with large-scale breaches such as the colonial pipeline, Microsoft Exchange, and Solar Winds. These recent incidents occurred despite NIST compliance measures practiced across industries. The recent executive order on cybersecurity addresses these incidents. The worrying trends led to the President’s executive order on cybersecurity to bridge the gap […]

What is NIST Compliance?

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If you own or operate a business in the US, then you’re probably familiar with the word “compliance”. Information exchange between the government and private entities is not taken lightly because, if not done properly, it could lead to hacking and proliferation or loss of important data. NIST compliance is one form of IT compliance […]

Is Your IT Compliant? 4 Common Mistakes

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A business needs a proper and monitored IT system in order to thrive. Once a system is installed, all systems need to comply with governance and data standards, including security. Here’s the lowdown on four common mistakes and why you need to be aware of your system’s IT compliance. IT Compliance Mistake 1: Not Updating […]

3 IT mistakes that will hurt your business

Mistakes can be growth opportunities for businesses. If you are aware of mistakes your business is making, you can fix them, or hire a managed IT services team to fix them, and help your business in the long run. In this article, we have listed some of the top three IT mistakes that could hurt […]