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Key Elements of a Successful Security Awareness Training Program

Over the past 25 years our company has seen cyber threats evolve in a nasty way. Last year a startling 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred every day. One out of every 131 emails sent was malicious. Businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees now have a 90%...
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Top Cybersecurity Stats Every Executive Should Know for 2018

As we make our way into 2018, one of the questions we’re hearing from our clients is this: how can we expect the cybersecurity landscape to change, and what will this mean for our business?   Unfortunately, recent data indicates that cyberattacks will...
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How to Choose the Right Cyber Liability Insurance Plan for Business

Not long ago we published an article that discusses what cyber liability insurance is, what it covers, what it doesn’t, and whether or not it might make sense for your business to invest in. In this piece, we touched briefly on the matter of working with...
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Phishing vs Spear-Phishing vs Email Spoofing: How to stay protected

If you’re anything like our clients, you’re worried about being vulnerable to email scams. Our company has been providing IT support for over 25 years, and never before have we seen this level of concern about phishing, spear-phishing, and email spoofing...
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Is the Cloud Secure?

It's very common for organizations to avoid cloud computing out of legitimate concern for their data’s safety. "What if someone gains access to my environment?" "Since it's not in my control, what if something goes wrong?” "Wouldn't my data be more...
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Is Data Safe in the Cloud?

There’s a very real separation anxiety that comes with surrendering your network to an outside provider; putting the fate of your data in someone else’s hands is, quite simply, a frightening concept.   In fact, this is such a common occurrence that we’ve...
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How to Test a Disaster Recovery Plan for Law Firms

Disasters can be, well, even more disastrous to law firms because their responsibility to protect client data does not dissipate post-disaster. In fact, former ABA President Steve Zack was quoted as saying, “They [law firms] must represent the client...
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What are the Best Ways to Prevent Malware for Law Firms?

Did you know that in Cisco Systems Inc.’s 2015 Annual Security Report, law firms were ranked as the seventh most-vulnerable industry? That’s scary, considering how heavily law firms rely on data, and how heavily their clients rely on privacy.   In a...
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How Much Should Law Firms Spend on IT Security?

If you came across an article we recently posted about the top cybersecurity threats to law firms, you may have seen some rather disconcerting results from a 2013 ILTA survey. Take a look: 76% of law firms surveyed did not require two-factor...
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How Much Should Associations Spend on IT Security (Trade/Professional)?

Here’s an unsettling statistic for you: according to The Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Global Report on the Cost of Cybercrime, 2014 cybercrime incidences increased by 10.4% over 2013 numbers.   Another from IBM: after a breach, an organization loses, on...
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