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Key practices to strengthen your email security posture
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Key practices to strengthen your email security posture

Email remains a cornerstone of modern business communication, valued for its speed, ease of use, and convenience. However, it also presents a potential vulnerability in the face of cyberattacks. By implementing the following practical measures, you can significantly enhance your email security posture and protect your valuable business information. Use strong passwords Many email users

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Building a collaborative cybersecurity culture with Gen Z employees
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Building a collaborative cybersecurity culture with Gen Z employees

Gen Z’s digital fluency presents a valuable opportunity to strengthen your company’s cybersecurity posture. This blog post will explore strategies for fostering a collaborative cybersecurity culture where veteran employees and Gen Z newcomers can share knowledge and best practices. With 2024 rolling on, the Gen Z workforce is poised to join the workforce in droves.

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Hackers 101: Understanding the different types and what they do
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Hackers 101: Understanding the different types and what they do

Back in the 1950s, the term “hacker” simply described someone who enjoyed tinkering with computers and pushing their boundaries. However, with the rise of personal computers in the 1980s, the term became associated with individuals who exploited vulnerabilities in computer systems, often teenagers who enjoyed the thrill of breaking into government IT systems. Interestingly, some

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Simple steps to protect your online presence
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Simple steps to protect your online presence

With cyberthreats on the rise, businesses must prioritize online security to safeguard sensitive information and maintain customer trust. The good news is that understanding the basics of online security can go a long way in keeping your data safe from prying eyes. Here are some essential tips to help your business navigate the online world

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Understanding the role of cyber insurance
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Understanding the role of cyber insurance

The evolving cyberthreat landscape poses a significant risk to small businesses. Cybercriminals often target such businesses due to the valuable data they possess and possibly less advanced security measures. To protect themselves, small businesses often implement safeguards including firewalls, data backups, and ongoing cybersecurity training for employees.  However, these solutions alone may not be sufficient

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Applying NIST guidelines to improve password security
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Applying NIST guidelines to improve password security

When it comes to password generation and security, many people tend toward bad practices, such as passwords based on their birthday or using the same password across different accounts. These practices can compromise the integrity of your passwords and, by extension, the security of the systems and data those passwords are meant to protect. Fortunately,

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How hackers can infiltrate your systems
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How hackers can infiltrate your systems

While technology empowers us in many ways, it also opens up vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors. When breaching your systems, hackers will typically look for the path of least resistance, which is often through these common entry points. Social engineering Social engineering is a form of manipulation used to get people to

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Is it worth monitoring employees online?
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Is it worth monitoring employees online?

The digitization of the workplace has opened up new frontiers for employer oversight. With workers more connected than ever through computers and internet-based tools, companies are exploring the advantages of monitoring for optimizing workflow and enhancing productivity. Yet, this digital vigilance prompts a crucial discussion about where to draw the line between legitimate business interests

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Navigating the cybersecurity landscape: Must have training for a secure digital future
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Navigating the cybersecurity landscape: Must-have training for a secure digital future

In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity is an indispensable aspect of running a small business. With the increasing prevalence of online threats, having a solid grasp of cybersecurity fundamentals is not only crucial for safeguarding your own business, but also for preventing potential security breaches that could compromise your clients, partners, or even larger networks. Knowledge

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