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Why You Have to Have an Automated Security Awareness Training Program

Last Friday we held an Executive Briefing where several of our customers joined us over lunch for a great discussion. Paul Sponcia walked the audience through the concept of “Why You Have to Have an Automated Security Awareness Training Program.” Here is list of a few highlights from Friday’s lunch: Users are unaware of the [...]

Critical Infrastructure

As the month of October is winding down, we wanted to spend the last week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month informing you about the effect cybersecurity can have on critical infrastructure. While critical infrastructure is not directly a workplace topic, it has the ability to drastically affect our daily work lives. In fact, the National [...]

October 26th, 2018|Categories: Cybersecurity, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month|Tags: , |

International Charity Fraud Awareness

The FTC has released a promotion highlighting this week as the first annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week.  We like to think that donating to a charity is a safe and simple thing to do. But in today’s world, cyber criminals won’t stop for even the most innocent actions. Charity scams are becoming more popular [...]

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Fraud, Security|Tags: , |

CIS Control 3

Now that you’ve learned about CIS Controls 1 and 2, we want to transition into discussing the importance of CIS Control 3- Continuous Vulnerability Management.  As we talked about in the last CIS Control blog, controls 1 and 2 are building blocks to prepare for control 3. For control 1, you want to know what you have [...]

October 23rd, 2018|Categories: CIS Controls, Security|Tags: , , |

Protect Your Workplace from Cyber Attacks

It’s that time of the week again - National Cybersecurity Awareness Month blog post! Last week we highlighted the fact that small businesses are becoming a bigger focus and a larger target for cyber attacks. This week we want to provide you with several resources and tips on how to protect your workplace from these malicious attacks. No [...]

Top Phishing Attack Subject Line

Every type of industry and every person is at risk of phishing attempts. However the healthcare industry is a particularly large target. Healthcare databases contain an extremely large a variety of personal information, including addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, and payment methods. The healthcare industry has access to more personal data than most [...]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Phishing|Tags: , , |

Cyber Criminals Target Small Businesses

As promised, we are dedicated to spending the entire month of October highlighting Cybersecurity Awareness, in hopes of joining forces in improving our Nation’s cyber security.  We thought of no better way to kick off our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month blog series than by drawing attention to the growing risk of cyber attacks on small [...]

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Cybersecurity, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month|Tags: , |

2018’s Most Active Ransomware

On October 2nd, an updated version of a highly vicious strain of ransomware was released. This updated version of GandCrab v5 has caught the attention of many researchers and experts- and rightfully so. This particular strain of ransomware has been deemed as the most prolific ransomware of 2018. The first attack of GandCrab was in [...]

October 9th, 2018|Categories: Ransomware, Security|Tags: , , |

Executive Briefing by The IT Company!

ALERT: Save the Dates! These four dates between now and February are crucial to the ongoing protection, defense and success of your business in the rapidly changing world of cybersecurity & cybercrime.    This is an invitation only, limited to 12 registrants for each session, exclusive executive briefing. This isn’t going to be a big technical [...]

October 5th, 2018|Categories: People, Security, Technology|Tags: , |