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Creating a Top-Down Security Culture

The philosophy of creating a top-down security-minded culture at work makes perfect sense. How many times have you heard the saying "practice what you preach"? Often I think of parents and school teachers creating this type of top-down culture to be...

How to Respond to a Breach within your Company

Every day we hear of another breach and as they continue to pop up, we become less surprised. Information travels quickly. For example, consider how many stories of breached data you've heard of in the news lately. Most will remember some of the famous ...

What is IT Security worth without Physical Security?

If your organization has a high standard of IT security but is lacking in physical security, you're leaving yourself vulnerable. There's so much to protect ranging from human safety and private information to physical assets and more. Protecting your...

'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 starting...

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 a...

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...

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,...

A Review of 2019 Cybersecurity and a Glimpse into 2020

What Will 2020 Bring? As we embrace a new year, we want to bring our "A" game when it comes to having the reputation that customers can trust their personally identifiable information (PII) with. Everyday we read another headline about a new breach or...

How You Can Reduce the Ransomware Spikes

According to CNN Business, there were 140 ransomware attacks to local governments, schools and hospitals from January 2019 through October. The increase in ransomware this year is likely connected to the increase in payouts. It makes perfect sense that a...

Five Reasons Why E-Learning is the Way to Go

Have you ever attended a large-scale mandated corporate face-to-face training? I have personally experienced a few and they are not as engaging as the E-Learning training platforms that I've used. Usually, you have one or two time slots to choose from...

It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and to help improve your state of cybersecurity, we are offering several resources to help your business stay safe from cyberattacks. To start, TechGuard is offering 15% off Security Awareness Training Solutions...

Medical Devices are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

It's not easy to place a recall on implanted medical devices. Imagine what that could look like for someone with a pacemaker. Consider the consequences of a vulnerability that allows a malicious actor to take remote control over a device like this. The...

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