Security and Technology

Change your clock; change your password

Spring is traditionally a time when people do a deep cleaning of their homes. Have you thought about taking this one step further and doing a digital security deep clean? We recommend reviewing at least every quarter to minimize the risk of identity theft. Here are four steps to get you …

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Create a Secure Password

Change your clock; change your password

Now is the perfect time to protect yourself and your organization by changing your passwords. Every day hackers steal confidential information because of weak passwords, but not all hackers take what they need and leave—some may continue accessing your account, either to monitor your data or continue stealing information over …

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EU Court of Justice Invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield

EU Court of Justice Invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield

An important and unexpected ruling was handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on July 16, 2020, in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”) that invalidates the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) arrangement. Since 2016, the Privacy Shield provided …

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The Growing Cyber Threat – Targeting Medical Offices, Practices and Facilities

The Growing Cyber Threat – Targeting Medical Offices, Practices and Facilities

By Malcolm S. McNeil We have already heard about the recent twitter attack on high profile individuals. However, they are not the only targets of the hackers. Right now we see that medical practices are a target of cybercriminals. The common activity is to forward emails to unsuspecting employees who …

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4 Critical Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Revisit IT Security Now

From the Trenches

How should small business leaders think about mitigating information security risk—and with all that’s going on in our pandemic world, why now? It’s a tough problem. Between reports of hackers breaching the networks of even large multinational corporations with staggering resources, the technical complexity of shoring up your defenses, and …

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Designing a Remote Worker Policy

Designing a Remote Worker Policy

There are a number of issues to consider when creating a remote work policy. Here are some of the bigger questions: Can remote workers fit into your organization’s culture?What positions can be performed remotely? (e.g. a sales position might be a logical “yes,” while a receptionist is obviously a “no”)How …

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Must Haves for Remote Workers

Must Haves for Remote Workers

Planning to allow your staff to continue to WFH (work from home) for the next few months and perhaps beyond? Here’s a few basics you’ll want to be sure to have in place for your remote staff: Establish your organization’s Remote User Policy — This policy will help ensure that …

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Department of Justice (DOJ) Announces Disruption of Hundreds of Online COVID-19 Related Scams

Department of Justice (DOJ) Announces Disruption of Hundreds of Online COVID-19 Related Scams

In a press release issued April 22, 2020, federal authorities announced that an ongoing cooperative effort between law enforcement and a number of private-sector companies, including multiple internet domain providers and registrars, disrupted hundreds of internet domains used to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to commit fraud and other crimes. As …

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FTC issues alert about COVID-19 scams targeting businesses

FTC issues alert about COVID-19 scams targeting businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned consumers about coronavirus-related scams, but businesses are at risk too. The FTC warns that companies must keep their guard up against these seven B2B scams that try to exploit concerns about COVID-19. “Public health” scams Fraudsters are sending messages that claim to be …

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