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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...

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...

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...

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....

Five Places You May Have Dropped the Ball on Security

It wasn't that long ago that businesses' largest concern was having a decent lock on their doors to secure the premises. It's obvious that we've come a long way and so have bad actors. Fast forward a bit and many businesses invested in email security...

Business Email Compromise Scams are Through the Roof

Everyone is on the alert and it's for good reason. Just a week ago, the Feds indicted 80 people in a massive fraud conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna states, "We believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in U.S. history." According to the...

Think Like a Hacker

You are probably familiar with the saying, "If you can't beat them, join them." The same philosophy applies to cybersecurity. To really get inside the mind of a hacker, you need to think like a hacker, otherwise known as "white hat" hacking. Malicious...

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