Multi-factor Authentication: protect your business from prying eyes

Your business data is at risk more than ever. If your password is weak, can easily be guessed, or is the same for multiple websites, hackers can steal your data and sell it to your competitors.

Data is the most valuable resource in the knowledge economy, so everyone from Google to small businesses in Huntsville need to protect their customer data at all costs.

What Makes a Security Awareness Training Program Effective?

Businesses all over the world are investing more into their cybersecurity strategies than ever before. A press release published by Gartner forecast an annual global spend of $123.8 billion by the end of 2020. High-profile data breaches constantly make the headlines, and the evolving threat landscape is driving the need for more spending; a trend that’s showing no signs of slowing down in the foreseeable future.

GDPR: What information is protected and who must comply?

Have you noticed that businesses are frantically reviewing all their data capture and processes now more than ever? Have you experienced a new-found respect for your time and privacy from newsletter publishers and e-marketers asking you whether you’d like to continue receiving their emails?

Then, you can thank the European Union (EU) for its newly enforced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect on May 25, 2018 (after two years of preparation and debate). This law gives all citizens in the EU more control over how companies collect and store their data -- even companies outside the EU.

GDPR aims to establish digital privacy as one of the fundamental rights for residents in all 28 EU member states.

How Does Encryption Work, and Why Should You Care?

Encryption might not be the most glamorous of subjects, but there’s no doubting the crucial role it plays in modern business. While you should also have controls in place to prevent hackers from gaining access to your systems in the first place, encryption provides an additional layer of defense.

HIPAA Compliance & Meaningful Use Tech Tips

HIPAA Compliance Tech Tips

Technical Requirements You May Not Understand

HIPAA Compliance can be a mystery. It can be even more mysterious when you don’t understand technology. When you dig deep and try to understand the tasks and procedures you need to protect electronic data you are likely to encounter technical terms—and IT buzzwords— that are confusing.

Elements of a Good Security Awareness Program

Those of you that fall under data protections regulations like HIPAA, DFARS, ITAR, FISMA, SOX, GLBA, PCI DSS and others, know that you are required by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) to have an ongoing Data Security Program.  You must train at least once per year on how to recognize ways that  malware can infiltrate your systems and must have an periodic, security reminder program.

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