Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

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Tip of the Week: How Secure is Your Office?

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

Keep Your Company Safe and Operational in Times of Crisis Recently, there was a fire in the building where our Rampart Group office is located. We share the space with one other tenant who has a commercial business and nearby office space. The fire started in a downstairs area where the commercial business is located and was promptly extinguished by local fire fighters who responded within minutes. Experiencing an incident like this caused our team to think about the damage a fire or other disastrous incident...

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...

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...