Category Archives: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity For Small Business: The Basics to Securing Your Business From Cyber Threats

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Small businesses may feel a false sense of security, thinking they aren’t as highly targeted by hackers because they don’t have as many resources to attack. On the contrary, hackers often target small businesses because they are seen as easier targets compared to larger businesses. Over 70% of cyber attacks are aimed at SMBs. With […]

How Community Banks Are Responding to Emerging Cybersecurity Threats

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Community banks aren’t immune to cybersecurity threats. In fact, like many SMBs, they may be even more vulnerable due to their smaller size and limited resources. It’s dangerous for community banks to think that they won’t be targeted by cybercriminals because of their limited assets compared to larger banks. Cybercriminals often target community banks because […]

Are Cyber Insurance Companies the New Cybersecurity Enforcers?

Cyber insurance companies have been on the rise lately as more and more businesses are looking for ways to protect themselves from cybercrime and improve cybersecurity. But what exactly are these companies, and how do they operate?  In this blog post, we will discuss the role of cyber insurance companies in relation to small businesses. […]

IT Compliance: Which Mandates Apply to Your Business?

Every business is different, and as a result, each one is subject to different compliance mandates. Depending on your industry, there may be a variety of IT compliance standards that you are required to meet.  In this blog post, we will outline the most common compliance regulations and discuss how your business can become compliant. […]

How Your Bank Employees Spot Phishing Attempts

Phishing Guide for Banking Employees

Businesses of all types get targeted by cyber criminals, and Banks and financial institutions are no different. As an Managed Service Provider (MSP) that specializes in IT services & cybersecurity for banks and credit unions, we train our clients’ employees to spot phishing attempts because it’s one of the most popular and successful attack vectors […]

Cloud Computing Security Risks: Threats and Vulnerabilities (Part 1)

With the remote workforce now an almost guarantee that will continue well into 2021, many businesses in corporate America are now scrambling fast to deploy their entire IT and Network Infrastructures into a Cloud-based platform such as that of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. This trend has been catalyzed by two notable […]

New Year’s Resolution: Do a network security audit

One step in the network security cycle you should never skip is a security audit — doing so puts your business at risk of cyberattacks and data loss. Read on to understand how security audits can make or break your system integrity. Auditing and the security strategy Audits are necessary to maintain system integrity and […]

Curbing your Risk Appetite in the New Year

The holidays are behind us now, and many of us have made (and possibly broken) resolutions to reign in our appetites and make better decisions regarding our personal health and fitness. This New Year is also a great time to assess your company’s IT fitness, curb your “Risk Appetite,” and resolve to tighten up loose […]

The Year in Review – Cybersecurity in the Year of the Pandemic

2020 was a year like no other in recent memory. For years, regulators have required that annual Risk Assessments include rating the risk of pandemics… now we know why. Banks, like all businesses were largely caught by surprise with minimal plans in place when the shutdown happened. Because banks are required to provide essential services […]