Frequently Asked Questions About Digital Compliance

Is your company compliant?    There are a lot of essential questions companies need to ask about regulatory compliance. These questions are the first step toward confirming that your clients, patients, partners and stakeholders have the safest, most secure and equitable experience working with your business.    Every industry has its own regulatory policy regarding data protection — and it is the company’s responsibility to identify and follow the compliance standards relevant to its operations. Regulatory compliance can feel overwhelming to tackle with the limited resources and long list of responsibilities that institutions have. But, ignoring compliance can have significant consequences.    Do you want to ensure and prove your…

7 Things You Need to Teach Your Employees About Data Security

Your employees are the lifeblood of your company.    From customer service to operations management to marketing, everyone has their specific role in helping your company offer your customers the best goods and services. But everyone needs access to company data to get their job done, which can risk your data security.   Do your employees know what to do when they get an email scam or lose their company phone? Having data security processes clearly defined and easily reviewable will help your team feel confident in their data protection knowledge.    Want to tighten up your data security from the ground up? Here are seven things your team should…

New Cybersecurity Threats to Know About in 2022

From geopolitics to advancing technology, there are several reasons why 2022 is a crucial time to tighten up your cybersecurity plan.    Cyberattacks in 2022 are so much more than obviously suspicious phishing email scams, and your team needs to be privy to all of the threats that may come across their devices.    Here are some of the most prominent cybersecurity threats to know about in 2022.    Cryptojacking It’s hard to walk into a small-talk situation without briefly touching on the state of cryptocurrency. Thanks to the intriguing and lucrative nature of crypto, it’s at the front of everyone’s mind — especially hackers.    With the growing popularity…

Why Every Company Should Use Voice Over IP

One good phone call can land a new client, cement an agreement or forge a new relationship. So why would you put the value of clear and dependable communication on the back burner?   Analog phones just won’t cut it for many companies across the globe, and more and more companies are making the transition to Voice Over IP, more commonly known as VoIP.    Curious about what VoIP is and what it can do for your company? Here are the top benefits of switching to this streamlined voice communication system.   What is VoIP? Voice Over IP is a phone system that uses a Wi-Fi connection to function instead…

Tips from Ethical Hackers: Easy Habits to Protect You from Cyberattacks

We speak a lot on the topic of malicious hackers. But what about ethical hackers?   Ethical hackers are the white hat vigilantes that dedicate their careers to hacking companies and making the world better because of it.    By allowing ethical hackers to take their best shot at cracking into a business’s data, companies can avoid costly and dangerous attacks in the long run. And while every company is complex and different, ethical hackers run into similar vulnerabilities that are fixable or avoidable when companies have certain cybersecurity habits in place.    Let’s chat through some easy habits proven by ethical hackers to cut down on cybersecurity vulnerabilities.  …

8 Stats About Data Breaches to Know in 2022

The expression “knowledge is power” is usually used to convince a student to study or entice a friend to pay attention to current events. But what if we use it to describe something negative? When someone else gains access to your sensitive data, they have power over you.    That is the very possible outcome of a data breach.   Data breaches can happen to companies of all sizes and industries. From malicious attacks to standard user error, there are several ways your data can fall into the wrong hands. But wouldn’t you rather learn from the misfortune of others over experiencing it yourself?    Luckily, IBM recently came out…

Best Cloud Practices of 2021 + Cloud Security Trends to Look for in 2022

As we enter a new year, one evolving trend appears to be here to stay — the hybrid workforce and its effect on cloud computing. In 2022, cloud practices will continue to grow, and at a fast pace — making the cloud and cloud security even more essential to your business. According to Gartner, global cloud revenue is projected to total $475 billion in 2022, which is up from $408 billion in 2021. Keep reading to learn more about the best practices for cloud computing that your company should already have in place, plus cloud security trends to look for in 2022. Cloud Computing 101 First, let us quickly explain…

Top Industries That Need Cybersecurity

As the economy slowly recovers and industries plan for a post-pandemic life, now is the time to factor cybersecurity into your business’ budget. Cybersecurity is essential to keep your products, finances and employees protected.  The increase in people working remotely has led to greater exposure to cyber risks. In fact, according to Deloitte, during the pandemic, there were 35% more cyber attacks, compared to only 20% prior to the pandemic. Plus, 47% of individuals fall for a phishing scam while working from home, like an email or mobile account login that leads to a fake website. Hackers are clearly upping their game when it comes to hacking into personal accounts…

Cybersecurity A Bigger Worry Than Recession

According to Fortune, a recent study by the Conference Board found that most domestic CEOs are more worried about cybersecurity than about a recession. This isn’t as irresponsible as it may sound. Breaches can affect any company of any size, which means that all levels of management and employees should be on the lookout for suspicious activity. Mega-breaches are now a growing trend, exposing more records per breach and potentially causing businesses to close down. The financial blow to a company is staggering on its own, coming in at $3.84 billion on average, according to Website Hosting Rating. On top of that, 71 percent of customers say they would leave…

Cybersecurity Tips for Accounting Firms

Accounting firms are ethically and legally obligated to keep their clients’ information and data protected. Due to a recent increase in cyber attacks, accounting firms need to be prepared to defend their valuable information against sophisticated breaches. According to Accounting Today, there are many preventative measures that can be taken by accounting firms, but three actions in particular help create a sufficient plan against major cyber attacks. Beyond implementing data protection software, knowing how to use the software properly is necessary to ensure utmost protection.   Educate Employees The first step to any problem is acknowledging the situation. It is important for large accounting firms that employ thousands of employees…