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How Data Compliance and Cybersecurity Differ

When you run a business, compliance and security are two essential factors. Both are equally important for the seamless operation of your business. While compliance helps your business stay within the limits of industry or government regulations, security protects the integrity of your business and ...
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8 Elements of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) for Compliance

A compliance program aims at protecting an organization from risk. The purpose of corporate compliance programs is to ensure that a business complies with laws or regulations relevant to it. You could consider a Compliance Program to be a form of internal insurance policy to ...
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4 Reasons Cybersecurity Attack Surfaces Are Expanding

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted individuals and businesses all over the world in one way or another. Almost overnight, it disrupted the way people went about their daily routines and how companies operated. Amidst all the chaos, changes to the cyber landscape increased at an unprecedented ...
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Why Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Are Dangerous

Critical Infrastructure (CI) comprises physical and cyber assets vital for the smooth functioning of societies and nations across the globe. The sectors that make up critical infrastructure differ from one country to another. For example, the USA considers 16 sectors to be vital as opposed ...
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Top 9 IoT-Related Security Threats Businesses Face

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the technology landscape as we know it. Businesses worldwide are leveraging IoT for benefits such as seamless collaboration, access to comprehensive data and the ability to make stronger business decisions based on insights derived from substantial data. ...
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Top 5 Threats IoT Devices Pose to Data Protection & Privacy

Gartner Inc. predicted that by 2023, CIOs would be responsible for over three times the endpoints they were responsible for in 2018 due to the rapid evolution of IoT trends and technologies. With billions of physical devices worldwide connected to the internet today, this prediction ...
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Operational and Data Integrity Risks of IoT for SMBs

The continued rise in the number of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices has brought about a host of security challenges for many businesses. As manufacturers compete in a race to bring their IoT devices to market, most fail to include even the most basic ...
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Regulations For Securing the Internet of Things

We are living in the era of Digital Transformation and witnessing first-hand the proliferation of assistive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT). It is estimated that the global count of IoT devices will reach around 80 billion by 2025 — a figure that ...
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10 Truisms of Cyber Security-Part II

Before we reveal the final 5 truisms of cyber security, let’s take a quick recap of the first 5. Preparation Is The Key To SuccessAlways Be Able To Deliver The Necessary OutcomeThe Secret Of Crisis Management Is Not Good Versus Bad But Preventing The Bad ...
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10 Truisms of Cyber Security- Part I

Before we go straight into the truisms, know that cyber-readiness is not a role for any one person on your team, every member of the team has a role to play in it. Now let’s get your small business cyber ready.  1. Preparation Is The ...
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A ‘Compliance First’ Mindset Limits Liabilities for SMBs

By adopting a Compliance First strategy, when choosing solutions and vendors, you will identify those that do not comply with your requirements, eliminate them from your selection process, and then select from the rest. It also means evaluating your current solutions and vendors and replacing ...
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Achieving CMMC: The Interim DFARS Rule and What It Means for You

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was formally made part of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in January 2020. The decision sent over 300,000 members of the defense industrial base (DIB), mostly small and midsize businesses (SMBs), into a state of frenzy. Most ...
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Getting Ready for New CMMC Requirements Now

Right off the bat, we’re here to tell you that anyone promising you a sure-shot solution to all your CMMC woes is trying to pull a fast one on you. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a comprehensive move by the U.S. Department of ...
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Making Security Awareness Second Nature

Your business’ security program must start with your employees and strong security policies rather than entirely depending on your IT team or the latest security solutions. You can significantly reduce the likelihood of a data breach by combining a well-drafted cybersecurity policy with comprehensive security ...
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Your Biggest Cybersecurity Risk: Your Employees

Cybercriminals work round the clock to detect and exploit vulnerabilities in your business’ network for nefarious gains. The only way to counter these hackers is by deploying a robust cybersecurity posture that’s built using comprehensive security solutions. However, while you’re caught up doing this, there ...
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What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?

Author TruMethods Standards Manager, Brian Dappolone If you have not heard of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) yet, it is not the end of the world. The latest certification requirements were finalized by the Department of Defense (DoD) on January 31st and at the moment ...
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Recommended Best Practices for a Secure Supply Chain

Your business’ cybersecurity posture must prioritize detection, evaluation and mitigation of risks posed by your supply chain. It is vital that your security is upgraded on a regular basis to better prepare for any worst-case scenarios. Having said that, it should come as no surprise ...
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Defense Strategies to Combat Insider Threats

Insider threats are among the most dangerous cyberthreats out there. Yet, organizations of all sizes seem to be either reluctant or negligent when it comes to fighting them. Over 50 percent of organizations don’t have an Insider Risk Response Plan and 40 percent don’t assess ...
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Securing Your Remote Workers

Over the last few years, we have seen several tech companies, such as Buffer, Todoist and Help Scout, to name a few, switch to a fully remote or partial work setup. Most of these companies spent months preparing for the switch by training their employees, ...
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Have You Seen These Parental Control Options?

Are your kids safe online? The Internet is a DANGEROUS place - so if you have children or teens, you’ve probably thought about their safety online more than once. Not taking action can lead to all kinds of TROUBLE down the road, so here’s what ...
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Cyber Security Resolutions for SMBs

Small and mid-sized businesses still struggle to implement network security solutions. SMBs continue to identify budget constraints as the main barrier when it comes to IT security. This limitation in resources highlights another glaring statistic; 52% SMBs surveyed did not have a dedicated IT security ...
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The Road to Hell is Paved with Bad Passwords

What’s the worst that could happen? The day started like any other, nothing out of the ordinary. Peacefully about to chomp down on lunch. An imposing man in an expensive looking suit was sent to summon me. Usually this happens if there’s been an accident ...
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