Vetting Your Vendors: A Guide to Performing Due Diligence

Posted by Andy Boncoddo

July 3, 2019 at 1:30 PM

In a world that seems to grow more prone to data breaches and identity theft by the day, what can you do to protect not only your own information, but that of your clients as well? Your clients entrust you with a lot of sensitive data, so it’s important that the vendors you work with have safeguards in place to keep this data secure. In fact, the law requires due diligence of business owners who have access to, maintain, or store consumers’ sensitive information.

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8 Tips for Developing a Security Awareness Program

Posted by Commonwealth Financial Network

July 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM

When you hear the words “information security,” firewalls, antivirus programs, and multifactor authentication may come to mind. But what you might not think about is the one major vulnerability that every security system has: people.

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Data Breaches: A Guide to Reducing Impact

Posted by Sean Mackey

February 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Overwhelmed by what feels like constant news of data breaches? With headline after headline about companies being breached, it’s easy to feel like it’s out of our control. That’s why it’s more important than ever to know how you can protect your information (and your clients’) from cyber attacks like the ones we’re always hearing about. But how do you accomplish that without stopping Internet use altogether? Although there is no way to prevent a breach entirely, there are plenty of best practices you can employ to significantly reduce their impact.

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Confessions from a Password Manager Convert

Posted by Kate Flood

December 26, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Whether you’re looking to make a New Year’s resolution or you’re simply trying to implement some information security best practices, you would be well served to start using a password manager. Why? I'm here to tell you!

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Lessons Learned from 2018’s Biggest Information Security Stories

Posted by Sean Mackey

December 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM

As the media knows, fear sells. These days, it can become a challenge to separate fact from fiction when reading the headlines. For example, a USA TODAY article from earlier this year reports on children succeeding in a “hack-the-election” event, while Slate Magazine tells a different side of the story about the same event.

With 2018 coming to a close, let’s get our facts straight on five of the most important information security stories from this year. Along the way, we’ll pick up some tips to better protect against cyberthreats.

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Topics: Information Security

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