Category Archives: Cybersecurity

HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Template

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule requires that covered entities and their business associates conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare organization. A risk assessment helps your organization ensure it is compliant with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. A risk assessment also helps reveal areas where your organization’s protected health […]

Common Cyber Attacks and 5 Tips on How to Stop Them

Do you remember iconic films like Hackers, WarGames, or The Matrix? In each, we watched computer whiz after computer whiz work magic on a keyboard to hack some corporation, win a game, or download extra Kung Fu knowledge and beat the bad guys. Movies about cybersecurity and computer hacking seem to have slipped into the […]

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How To Implement Zero Trust in Small Business

What is Zero Trust? Tennessee Williams once said, “We have to distrust each other.  It is our only defense against betrayal”.  This is the foundational idea of Zero Trust.  It eliminates the concept that a simple password can ensure identity, or that users will act responsibly and can be trusted implicitly.  Zero Trust assumes that […]

The Galactic Data Breach or Rogue WAN

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.. The War of the Clones have raged across the known galaxy for years.  Now, there are fears that Separatists are building a super weapon. A battle station is under construction by team of scientists and engineers. This battle station is the Death Star. The only way […]

The Top 10 Things You Need For Remote Work

It seems like everyone is working from home in some fashion these days.  Whether it’s all day every day or a few days a week, here are the top 10 things you need for remote work. These 10 things are what you need for a productive, efficient and safe remote work environment.   Getting Comfortable […]

Cybersecurity is a Business Decision

Cybersecurity is a Business Decision

Cybersecurity is a Business Decision Process, Not an IT Problem  Last year, Gartner, a research and advisory group, published an article about treating cybersecurity as a business decision rather than an IT problem (ID G00466055).  The article is long, so the TLDR version is that most companies are asking the wrong questions about cybersecurity, which leads to bad investments.  Due […]

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Working Securely From Home

The Work From Home Exodus As COVID-19 continues to spread, many businesses are assessing how they can prioritize employee safety and still maintain regular business operations.  One solution many businesses are turning to is recommending employees to work from home to avoid potential illnesses. To help ease the burden on businesses, many companies are providing […]

Who Plans for a Pandemic? Work from Home Strategies for the New Normal

Who Plans for a Pandemic? Work from Home Strategies for the New Normal With the outbreak of COVID-19 and now the worldwide spread of the virus, we are all still working from somewhere.  For most of us it’s at home, or at a relative safe distance from each other.  No one planned for this pandemic, […]

National Clean Out Your Computer Day

National Clean Out Your Computer Day There’s a day for everything anymore and today is no exception.  Did you know it’s National Cleanout Your Computer Day?  Not exactly the best holiday, but IT people everywhere will rejoice if you join us in celebrating and cleanout your PC. Cleaning out your pc is a lot like […]

Password Management Option for Your Business

What are my options for Password Management? Millions of accounts get compromised or hacked every day. Some are large scale hacks where they are going after user lists for extortion or fraud.  Some are more ingenious, like the people who go after Google accounts for the passwords people store in Chrome.  Most often it’s an […]