5 Common Sense Cybersecurity Tips Every Business Should Follow

I know it may seem hard to believe, but according to Keeper, of the 10 million passwords that were stolen in 2016, a full 17% of them were “123456”. Even more concerning, there are still people that use “password” as their password! In addition, cyber experts have cited that a segment of the population refuses to upgrade to the newest operating system and applications, even though they know the newer ones are more secure. For example, Wanna Cry ransomware could attack computers that used Windows XP and 7 Operating Systems. These operating systems are no longer supported by Microsoft. Last, […]

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Supply Chain Vendors May Be Your Company’s Weakest Cyber Link

Last week, my brother Joe shared with me that his company’s key supplier was hacked. The hackers brought the vendor’s entire system completely down and demanded ransomware in the millions. This became a major inconvenience for my brother’s organization as they had to print and deliver thousands of shipping labels to the supplier, who is several hours away from them, via a rented van. Fortunately, Joe’s company was not directly impacted; but it has certainly given them pause. They spent $250,000 to upgrade their own network and are in the process of developing stricter security measures for their vendors. The […]

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Cybercrime and the Hospitality Industry: Two Strange Bedfellows

Here’s a hard, cold fact: Of all the vertical industries in the world, the hospitality industry is one of the most attractive to cybercriminals. Why? Because hotels hold two pieces of important data; personal information and credit card numbers. Here’s another fact: ALL hotel chains in the US were attacked at least one time between 2015-16. This post will focus on what makes hospitality venues so vulnerable and the solutions to help keep cybercriminals at bay.   What Makes the Hospitality Industry So Vulnerable?   Here are the systems/people/processes that make hotels ripe for this type of criminal activity: Guest […]

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What Every Business Leader Should Know About Antivirus Software

As a small- to medium-sized business owner, you probably think you are protected from a cyberattack because each computer on your network has antivirus (AV) software installed on it. While this may have been enough a few years ago, the latest WannaCry cyber-attack made it clear that AV solutions alone may not be enough. To make matters murkier, antivirus solutions are not even close to being the same. In the case of WannaCry, there were only two, Bitdefender and Cylance, that could possibly stop this worm in its tracks. All the others that were tested by Titan failed. This blog […]

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