Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

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Tip of the Week:When an Employee Leaves Your Company – Protecting Your Data

18 August in Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Legal Security, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Employees transitioning out of their employment can sometimes present a wide range of issues to include protecting your data and proprietary information. A workplace violence termination is obviously handled far more differently than a 30-year retirement. With the ever-increasing role of technology, business operations are faced with challenges unthinkable even a mere decade ago. While most companies keep strict accountability over the items such as access ID's, credit cards, phones, and lap tops, access to high profile company Twitter or Facebook accounts can be of far...

Tip of the Week: Simple Steps for Router Security in Your Home

27 July in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

In most home networks, the router is your primary defense against hackers gaining access to all the internet-connected devices in your home. Unfortunately, many top brand Wi-Fi routers are easily hacked. You should be concerned — set up your wi-fi properly. Home routers use WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). This is wireless networking that makes connections between a router and a wireless device faster. It is protected by a seven-digit PIN and a final checksum digit. This PIN is found on...

Tip of the Week: Repeal of Privacy Regulations for Internet Providers – How to protect yourself

14 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Recently repealed privacy regulations have stripped away some controls placed on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) governing their use of your search information. Your internet browsing habits reveal your interests, topics researched, and virtually everything you do on the internet including when you do it. The removal of privacy regulations make it legal for ISPs to “monetize” this information and sell it to marketing companies. Advertisers can then market specific products directly to you as you browse the web. Although annoying, discovery of your personal browsing habits...

Tip of the Week: Cyber Security Predictions for 2017

04 January in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

The year 2016 saw the Russian hacking scandal, data breaches of major stores and credit card companies, theft of digital health care records and a 400% increase in ransomware attacks on large and small businesses and government entities. Industry experts expect 2017 to surpass last year’s number of attacks and data breaches. As we move into 2017, cyber security will be a top international security priority for governments, business, and industry. With more devices and technologies coming into play, the challenge to keep data and...

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Tip of the Week: ‘Tis the Season to be Stealing

14 December in Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Protecting Your Home and Business While Away This Holiday Season It’s estimated at least 35 percent of businesses will close on Christmas Eve and 90 percent on Christmas Day. About 63.9 million people will travel, and with people gone and businesses closed, both homes and businesses are at risk to burglaries and theft. Below are proactive steps for your business and your home to minimize your chances of becoming a victim this holiday season: For Your Business: 1. Review your current security measures. ...

Rampart Group's Cyber Week Online Shopping Security Tips

Tip of the Week: Cyber Week Online Shopping Security Tips

29 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

The Monday following Black Friday is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, and many retailers have now extended the online shopping deals to last all week. Although online shopping can be a convenient way to shop, it is not without some risk. Below are a few precautions to help keep your money and information safe. 1. When shopping online, use familiar sites. Look for the SSL (secure sockets layer). Make sure the website address starts with https:// to verify the site's security. 2. Be...