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'Check the Box' Compliance Isn't Enough

How does your company handle security compliance? Is your approach to security the bare minimum, or is it next level? Does your company follow through with recommendations after they check the boxes? Security compliance is a good and necessary...

The Evolution of The Hacker

If you're reading our blogs, chances are you will recall us emphasizing the fact that hackers have evolved through the years making it increasingly challenging to stay ahead of threats. Consider how much has changed since hacking began. You may recall...

Cybersecurity BEYOND the Troposphere

Technology, much like the industrial revolution, has changed the fundamentals of how humans exist in the world. In 1712, the first example of a steam engine was invented by Thomas Newcomen. Though it wasn’t very useful, it started the revolution. It...

What Businesses Should Know About Supply Chain Attacks

The past two years have been nothing short of chaotic, not only for the general population but also for businesses both small and large alike. Taking a trip up to the store became impossible for a while, and in some areas of the world, flat out...

Are Your Teens Safe Online?

"It's 11pm and you decide to check in on your 15 year old daughter before you call it a night. As you make small talk, you realize she's fully engaged in her phone bouncing from Snapchat to Instagram to Twitter. Her phone is blowing up with snaps and...

The American Dream

The American dream. Depending on who you talk to or even what century it is can determine what that dream looks like.

Not to Scare You but...

Covid-19. If you’re just waking up from an 18-month long nap; first off, welcome back. Secondly, you’re in for a real treat. March of 2020, we saw what most of the population would have assumed was impossible, the entire world shut down. Businesses...

Four Risks and Solutions When Using QR Codes

If you've been out to eat in the last year, there's a high chance you saw a virtual or touchless menu option offered at a restaurant. What you saw was likely a Quick Response, or QR, code, and despite their controversial history, they've become widely...

How to Talk to Your IT Admin About Compliance

Have you ever tried bringing up compliance with an IT Admin? It usually ends up in one of two ways. The first is that the administrator’s eyes will glaze over as they begrudgingly accept their fate to add yet another responsibility onto their already...

Why FERPA Isn’t Enough to Keep Student Data Safe

The new school year marks the end of summer and while some schools are returning to in person learning, the Delta Variant has many sticking to virtual classrooms. Over the last year and a half, we learned that the education industry, like many others,...

What You Should Know About CISA’s New Joint Cyber Defense Initiative

On August 5th, at the Black Hat USA conference, newly appointed director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Jen Easterly, called for a partnership between the government and private sectors. Officially titled the Joint...

Awareness ≠ Behavior Change

Let’s face it: the term “Security Awareness Training” has most people’s eyes glazing over on sight. For some, those words even bring about memories of past failed attempts at shifting how employees view their role in security. They are often a stark...

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