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How Do You KNOW That You Have Not Been Hacked?

We had a client recently ask a good security question. I am paraphrasing, but it went something like: How do I know that someone is not hacked in to my network right now and able to get to my data? Sadly the answer was: You do not know. The reality is that with all of the standard security tools  and best practices being used by …

Interesting Tech

                      Hushme – A muzzle you wear for those important office calls that you do not want to be overheard. Or give one to that loud guy you work with to wear… KittyKorner – Turn almost any interior door into one with a cat door. The Edge Desk – Ever needed an extra work desk and chair …

Security – Just Deal With It Already!

There are way too many stories about companies that discover a security breach and then find out that the actual breach happened months or even years ago. Yikes. No one ever wants to be in that position so why not try to avoid it? Krebs on Security wrote a good article What the Marriott Breach Says About Security. The article anchors off of a key security …

A Dark Web Story

I have written about the Dark Web in the past, and nothing has changed, but I did want to share a real life story. Now that we have access to the Dark Web to run reports on client data breaches, we have seen interesting results. Only once did the report come back clean with no data. This seems to be super rare since pretty much …

Take the Time to Turn on a Credit Freeze

The sad reality is that no one cares about your data so you need to. With the recent Equifax security breach, more than half of the adults in the US had all of  their personal information leaked. It is inconceivable that something like this could happen. Even worse, everyone is on their own to figure out what to do now in order to be as …

The Dark Web Drama

The Dark Web. You may have heard the phrase before on commercials, online, and other media. It sounds ominous and scary which is what it is supposed to do since it is really just a marketing term to evoke those feelings. Many companies advertising about the Dark Web are trying to sell you services for identity theft. But what is it really and why should …

3 Security Vulnerabilities You Don’t Realize You Have

These days security is not something you “should be doing someday”. Security is something that is critical to your company and needs to be managed every day and updated regularly. If you need a place to start (it is never too late) you can focus on the Top 5 Security Things You Should Do Right Now. Once you have that under control, you can start …

Documentation – Your IT “Canary in a Coal Mine”

I consistently hear the same technology concerns from business owners and executives: they don’t know what they don’t know. Do they have the right IT team in place (internal or outsourced)? Do they have the optimal technology solutions for their business? How, they ask me, will I know if my technology is on the right path or headed for disaster? I call this the “canary in …

GDPR Guidance – A Business Perspective

Please join us for an interactive discussion about the new GDPR data protection rules that will be affecting most businesses in all countries. See how they will affect you and your business and get advice for what you can do now and need to do in the future. What is GDPR and why should I care? I do not do business in Europe, so does …

A GDPR Primer

You have probably heard about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) recently and/or have gotten a slew of emails from different 3rd parties updating their security or information sharing policies. All of this is promoted by the new GDPR rules being rolled out and enforced in Europe. So what does it all mean and why do I care? What is GDPR? GDPR, at its core, gives …

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