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3 Steps To Ease Your Cyber Security Spring Cleaning Ef...

No matter how diligent your organization is about cyber security, it never hurts to take a second – or even third and fourth – look at what you’re doing to secure vital data and systems. With so many of us in a spring cleaning mindset at this time of...

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Data Breach News for the First Quarter of 2014...

With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review data breach news from the past four months and consider what that information may indicate about the state of cyber security in American businesses. As of March 21, 2014, 191 data breaches...

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Auditing Your Data Breach Response Plan: The Never-end...

Business is not static; business plans and operating processes evolve to meet market changes and demand fluctuations. Data breach response plans shouldn’t be static either. Threats emerge and risks change constantly in today’s digital world, and a response plan needs to keep pace. It’s essential to regularly audit your...

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How Mobile Devices Can Imperil Your Organization’s Cyb...

How Mobile Devices Can Imperil Your Organization’s Cyber Security An employee who never uses a mobile device – personal or company-supplied – for business purposes is becoming a rare creature, indeed. Use of mobile devices is prevalent across virtually every industry, and the convenience and flexibility these devices offer...

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Must-Dos to Improve Your Business’ Cyber Security...

As the year begins to ramp up, small business owners juggle a host of operational and financial objectives. Resolving to improve cyber security should be paramount among them. Cyber security risks continue to grow across all industries, regardless of an organization’s size. Data shows that being small won’t protect...

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Is Your Data Secure for Small Business Saturday?...

Small Business Saturday – the Saturday immediately following Black Friday – is meant to encourage consumers to patronize small businesses across the country during a season that is make or break for many of them. Like many small businesses, you probably hope the day will be an opportunity to...

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‘Security 500’ Report: Catching Up on Cyber Crime...

Big or small, every American company needs to think about security. Security Magazine’s recently released 2013 “Security 500” report is a good indicator that companies across the country are broadening how they view security, and looking for new ways to ensure their businesses are as secure as possible. While...

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Cyber Security Month: Are You Helping Raise Awareness?...

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security’s October Cyber Security Awareness Month, aiming to raise consumer awareness of cyber risks and safety measures. Whether you’re a small business owner, health care provider, financial services commpany or technology executive, your own awareness of cyber security and...

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Are Employee Errors Elevating Your Data Breach Risk?...

People make mistakes and the results can be catastrophic. A new study by the Ponemon Institute and Symantec now tells us employee error is more often to blame for the catastrophe of a data breach than hackers, malware or other malicious acts. The 2013 Ponemon Cost of a Data...

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California Takes a Hard Look at Data Breaches...

Recently, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris released a first-of-its-kind report, detailing the 2012 data breaches from her state. The report has generated strong conversation throughout the industry, as it rightly should, in the name of transparency. This move comes as she continues to push companies in her state to...

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Breach Prevention Planning is Key to Data Security...

No matter how popular or successful a brand is, recent data breaches occurring at several well-known consumer and social networking sites have demonstrated that no company is immune from a breach of data. These incidents caused concern not only for consumers but it can potentially also create data security...

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Cyber Security Requires a Three-stage Approach to Data...

Private and public businesses are favored targets for hackers; in fact, in 2012, businesses accounted for more than a third of all data breaches in the U.S., according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Perpetrated against companies large and small, these breaches compromised more than 4.6 million records....

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