Tip of the Week: Insiders Threat to your Organization

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Cargo Security, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Insiders - The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to your Organization A common misconception about cyber threats is that most attacks come from outside the organization. But that is not the case. A study by IBM found that 60% of all attacks were carried out by insiders. Companies should pay close attention to disgruntled employees upset with policies or management, workers with financial or legal problems, and employees who will soon be leaving the company. Here are 8 tips to prevent insider threats: 1. Review your Security Policy -...

Tip of the Week: Cybercrime in 2018

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Why Cybersecurity Will Be More Important Than Ever 2017 brought some of the worst cybersecurity breaches in U.S. history. WannaCry ransomware plagued thousands in a massive global cyberattack, a CIA leak exposed thousands of classified documents, and the largest of all hacks hit the credit rating agency, Equifax, exposing many millions of consumers' personal information. We anticipate even more sophisticated cybersecurity breaches in 2018, forcing governments and companies alike to focus more on loss prevention. Here are some 2018 cybersecurity predictions: 1. Ransomware attacks will continue to...

The Information You Need to Survive an Active Shooter

30 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

The Department of Homeland Security defines an "active shooter" as an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area. There is no real method to their selection of victims, but studies have shown that 45% of active shootings occur in a place of business followed by schools, government properties and open spaces. Your chances of surviving an active shooter situation are greatly enhanced by mental and physical preparation. Here's what you need to know to survive: 1. Run:...

Tip of the Week: Building the Culture of a Harassment-Free Workplace

30 November in Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Investigations

State and Federal laws require employers to provide a safe, harassment free work environment. Failing to provide such an environment places employers at risk of being in violation of the law and costs money in terms of low employee morale, low productivity, high employee turnover and risk of civil litigation. Ensuring a harassment free workplace requires active participation by management and staff at all levels of the organization. Here are five tips for keeping your employees and your business safe from sexual harassment: 1. Establish...

Information to Gather if Involved in an Automobile Collision

30 November in Tip of the Week

The aftermath of an automobile collision frequently leaves you dealing with insurance companies and often attorneys if legal action is undertaken. Your successful outcome may depend on what and how much information you gather at the scene. Always first render aid, call 911 and ensure you are safe from danger presented by traffic at the collision site. You should then focus on gathering good information. Here are some things to remember if you are involved in a collision: 1. Do not admit liability - Even if...

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft – Reduce Your Chances of Becoming a Victim!

30 November in Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

Did you know identity theft affects over 9 million persons per year? Information security and privacy laws refer to information that can be used to contact, identify, or locate a single person as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Sensitive Personal Identifying Information (SPII). Without question, SPII information if lost, compromised, or disclosed could result in substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, and even financial loss. Your SPPI includes, but is not limited to: Social Security numbers Bank Account numbers Passport information Healthcare related information Medical insurance information Student information ...