5 Easy Steps to Creating Complex Passwords that are Easy to Remember but Hard to Hack

complex-passwordsRecently, Splash Data released a list of the 25 worst passwords for 2013. It contained all the usual suspects for “so easy to hack as to be utterly useless.”  If your password is on this list, please keep reading:  http://splashdata.com/press/worstpasswords2013.htm (more…)

How a $5 cup of coffee could cost your company $10,000+ dollars

coffeeWe’ve all been there. Racing between appointments, suddenly realizing that you forgot to send one of your best clients an important document that needs to arrive within 10 minutes.  Being the super resourceful all-star executive (although sometimes forgetful), you stop off at your local coffee shop, order your mocha latte and quickly connect your laptop to the free Wi-Fi. You draft your email, attach your important document, and press send with one minute to spare. The day is saved!

Upon returning to the office, you see your IT security staff running around with their hair on fire yelling something about an intruder who breached the network and stole a 10,000-record database of sensitive customer information and how it can cost the company up to $3 per record to mitigate and protect your valuable customers. (more…)

Risk Assessment: What is it and why does my organization need it?

why-risk-assessment Consider a Risk Assessment like checking the doors and windows on your network. With all of the confidential corporate and customer information in your database, you would never consider leaving those doors and windows open. But beyond the entryways that are easy to see, are there other access points that are not so obvious? Is your network at risk of experiencing a devastating breach? (more…)

Penetration Testing Demystified

Penetration-Testing-DemystifiedIf you’ve been considering the various technical security assessments available to your organization, then chances are good you’ve heard of a Penetration Test, but do you know whether you need an internal or an external penetration test? How often should these tests be scheduled? What can you expect the test to find? (more…)

Qualifying a Business Contiunity Planning Firm

choosing-a-bcp-firmWhen searching for the right Business Continuity Planning (BCP) firm, there are several important factors that should be taken into consideration–not the least of which are location, experience, and support structure. It is important to know that the expectations of your organization will be met, if not exceeded, and that the firm will educate you in the Business Continuity planning process. (more…)

Choosing the Right Security Assessment

choosing-a-technical-security-assessmentNavigating the various types of Security Assessments and selecting an IT security service provider can be a daunting task; however, it does not have to be. Understanding the available services and defining your organization’s needs at the beginning can help you get started on the right foot, which will ultimately save both time and money. (more…)

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