Watch Out for These Coronavirus Scams

Posted by Aatish Bhavesh Shah

May 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM

With all of the headlines and news alerts surrounding the global pandemic and its economic implications, information security might not be top of mind for you or your clients right now. Scammers are counting on that. They’re hoping to exploit the health care crisis for their own commercial gain—preying on victims with scams targeted to the coronavirus and COVID-19.

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Topics: Information Security

A Security Checkup for Your Home Work Environment

Posted by Mike Bistis

May 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM

How secure is your remote work environment? This question has always been important, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, constructing a proper home office with up-to-date security standards is more critical than ever. Even when shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, many of us will err on the side of caution and continue to work remotely.

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Topics: Information Security, Practice Management

What Does Cyber Liability Insurance Cover?

Posted by Christopher Roach

April 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Stories about data breaches seem to pop up daily. From Macy’s department store to the Marriott hotel chain, “secure” systems across the country have been infiltrated by criminals. Cybersecurity incidents like these may have you thinking about information security best practices to put into place at your firm. Or, perhaps you’ve already taken steps to help protect your clients’ information, which may include cyber liability insurance.

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Topics: Information Security

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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Topics: Information Security

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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Topics: Information Security

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