Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

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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Recently repealed privacy regulations have stripped away some controls placed on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) governing their use of your search information.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. ...

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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...

Tip of the Week: 5 Tips to Secure Your Business

16 October in Tip of the Week Investigations, Tip of the Week Legal Security, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

In business, every dollar you spend on safeguarding your business assets is a dollar you can’t put to work to make a profit. This simple fact underpins the universal view of security as a “necessary evil”, resulting in most businesses choosing to have no protective measures or as little security in place as possible to keep costs down. While this approach is understandable, the failure to identify risks and vulnerabilities can leave business owners subject to litigation for negligence should a serious incident result in...

Tip of the Week: Family Crisis Management Plan

28 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

5 Tips for an Effective Family Crisis Management Plan Businesses ensure continuity of business operations each year by examining every aspect of the supply chain and building in redundant suppliers, production capabilities, transportation infrastructure and uninterruptable labor resources. This work results in a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and along with every BCP, a Crisis Management Plan is Developed to detail plans to efficiently work through and resolve whatever crisis may befall a business. With properly developed BCP and Crisis Management Plans, businesses reach a...