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Identity and access management 101

Whether it be cloud, mobile, or on-premises, every technology you use stores confidential data that are accessed by your employees. So how do you guarantee the safety of said data from cyberthreats like identity theft, phishing attacks, and more? Identity and access management (IAM) is the answer, and here’s why. What is IAM? Identity and […]

Cybersecurity: How to defend against insider threats

In the cybersecurity world, an insider threat is an individual or business partner who uses company data inappropriately. Today’s companies must take proactive steps to prevent insider threats, which is why we put together some tips and tricks. #1 Educate You must teach your team to recognize personally identifiable information (PII) and understand the financial […]

Google Acquired FitBit – Now What?

The consolidation of major players in the technology sector continues with Google's acquisition of FitBit. On the surface, this may not seem significant, although privacy considerations often require a look much deeper than the surface. Google is currently a huge piece in the data collection and digital advertising industry, meaning that the data that a FitBit device collects on it's users (which is a lot) is now Google's to do with as they please.

A State of Emergency

By now, most of us are at least aware of the dangers of malware. At it's best, it results in a headache and a few conversations with IT. At it's worst, it steals your sensitive information, slows or locks your computer down, and can even cause substantial financial and reputational damage.

Business continuity in the cloud

Are you weighing the pros and cons of the cloud for business continuity? Let’s take a closer look at why the cloud is best for this strategy. Better uptime Backing up to an internal drive or an external hard drive won’t completely secure data. If someone steals your device, you instantly lose the backup it […]

Don’t skip security audits for your business

One step in the network security cycle you should never skip is security audit — doing so puts your business at risk of cyberattacks and data loss. Read on to understand how security audits can make or break your system integrity. Auditing and the security strategy Audits are necessary to maintain system integrity and uphold […]

BI is for small businesses too

Business Intelligence (BI) has conventionally been limited to big business; only they can afford pricey experts with specialist knowledge who can leverage BI’s value. But the rise of self-service BI tools has leveled the playing field, allowing small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to get in on the game too. And with SMBs now producing far […]

OnePlus Data Breach

Earlier this week, phone manufacturer OnePlus was breached, exposing order information including customer's names, numbers, email addresses and shipping addresses. Thankfully, the company reports that the attackers were not able to access passwords or payment information, so there will likely not be any outright financial fraud occurring due to this breach.

BYOD tips to improve security

Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If not managed properly, these can pose security risks to your organization. How can you mitigate the risks associated with the BYOD trend? Whether your employees are using smartphones, tablets, or laptops, you need a BYOD security policy. Additionally, you need to […]