Category Archives: Cybersecurity

Understanding the FTC Safeguards Rule and its Impact on Accountants

The digital age has brought unparalleled opportunities for businesses, but it has also introduced challenges in safeguarding customer data. Recognizing this, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) introduced the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, commonly referred to as the Safeguards Rule, back in 2003. Now, for over two decades, the FTC Safeguards Rule has provided a […]

Why Physicians Should Care About Protecting Patient Data

Physicians have a lot on their plates. Managing busy schedules, staying up to date with medical advancements, and providing the best possible care to their patients. Amidst all these responsibilities, it can be easy to overlook the importance of cybersecurity and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. However, protecting patients’ personal health information […]

How to Block a Brute Force Attack

Brute Force Attack

This week we got a call from a business owner that has had a persistent reoccurring IT issue.  It’s annoying and stops their work.  They’ve had 3 different IT providers try to solve it over the last year plus without success.  I hopped on a call with them and my engineer.  Within about 20 minutes […]

Lazy Passwords Are Putting Your Business at Risk

Passwords are a pain.  No one enjoys trying to remember login credentials for upwards of 100 unique sites and services. More to the point, no one can remember 100+ unique sets of credentials, which leads to all sorts of other awful security problems (don’t worry, we’ll discuss them in a minute).  Thankfully, new technologies are on the […]

Why MFA is Important for Office 365

Cybersecurity can seem overwhelming at times. Your IT Provider handles this so why do you have to know so much about it? Our goal is to limit the impact any one cybersecurity layer has on our clients. However, in some situations it does require buy-in from our client base. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a perfect […]

Three Essential Cybersecurity Solutions for Small Businesses: Important Considerations 

Three Essential Cybersecurity Solutions

Most organizations make cybersecurity overly complicated because “you should do it either way.” This is not a valid argument. Business owners have tons of “have to” being thrown at them every day. It’s extremely difficult to cut through the fluff and identify what is critical and what is just nice to have. We take the […]

Key Benefits of Using a Password Manager 

Password Manager

Remembering passwords is difficult. Breaking passwords (with the right tech tools) is easier than we’d like to think. And reusing passwords is incredibly risky.  Passwords Solved Password managers generally work like this: you input all your username and password combinations to the password manager (usually over time as you naturally use them), and the service […]

The Executive’s Guide to Cybersecurity

The Executives Guide to Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is serious business; an ever-present threat that executives are right to worry about. But understanding cybersecurity — and the steps your business should take to be more secure — is complex and technical (and let’s be honest, not very interesting for most people). Unfortunately, many of the resources out there that deal with cybersecurity […]

Cyber Security Framework Complexity – Simplified

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There are a ton of cyber security frameworks out there.  Depending on your line of business you may have become acquainted with NIST, HIPAA, PCI DDS, ISO/IEC, SOC, or others.  There are a lot of commonalities amongst these frameworks with complexity being foremost.  We want to break some of that complexity down. Starts with Questions […]