May Your Holidays be Merry, Bright, and Hack Free: Simple Security Tips for the Biggest Shopping Season of the Year

December 21, 2016
Though there are many companies out there responsible for securing merchant locations from the risks of data breaches, people’s own risky behavior often leads to their ID theft problems, no matter how well merchants protect them. And with more and more merchants accepting chip cards this year, hackers are likely to go back to tried and true methods for preying on individual cardholders.

Serving up Security: What Restaurants Need to Know about Breach Risks and Prevention

December 14, 2016
Sure, the headlines have been wrought with healthcare ransomware stories, election-centric email breaches, and massive retail hacks—but restaurants are becoming more vulnerable to data breaches as well and cannot remain complacent.

How To Make Cybersecurity Great Again: Guidance For President-Elect Donald Trump

November 23, 2016
Are you feverishly working to patch your systems today with the latest available patches? Or are you spending your time unfriending people who voted for someone you don’t approve of?

A Day in the Life of a Consumer

October 21, 2016
Years ago, in a data security nightmare not so far away…I found out how quickly a brand could change from being a favorite of mine to becoming an entity I would never trust again.

Key takeaways from the presidential debate on cybersecurity.

September 28, 2016
​The presidential debate, as entertaining as it was for many, was a great place to hear about the focus needed on cybersecurity issues in this country. Both candidates were asked the following question on the topic of cybersecurity in the U.S...

IT Service Providers: Mind the Security Gap

September 19, 2016
Persistent threats affecting businesses of all sizes and in all verticals are becoming more consistent and hitting more frequently. The 2016 Verizon Data Breach report analyzed 100,000 incidents, of which 3,141 were confirmed data breaches.

Are there any weaknesses in your Point-of-Sale System?

September 06, 2016
News about a company being breached seems to be a regular occurrence nowadays. And it’s no wonder, with hackers getting more sophisticated and hungry for more.

Demystifying PCI Compliance

August 30, 2016
PCI compliance: that daunting phrase you always hear in the world of payments…but never truly understand. Well we’re here to sum it up for you—what it is, why it’s important and what you need to meet this standard.
 

RetailNOW Recap 2016: Security Top of Mind for Attendees

August 10, 2016
The event, aimed at connecting the point-of-sale (POS) technology ecosystem, was extremely successful because it gave us the perfect platform to further connect with our existing partners—and to meet and interact with industry leaders.

POS VARs -- Don’t be a Target!

July 26, 2016
When business owners start looking at Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, they may feel overwhelmed at the infinite amount of options they can find online. How does a business owner make a decision? How do they know it’s the right decision?

Is your brand truly secured?

July 18, 2016
So you have a big brand name that millions of consumers trust. You have hundreds to thousands of locations across the U.S…. and perhaps even globally. A big name means big money, so that huge chunk of change dedicated to security is definitely paying off in spades, right? All too often, the answer is a resounding “WRONG.”

7 ways you can prevent credit card fraud when shopping!

July 11, 2016
We know how tempting those summer sales are! But are you being careful on where you are swiping your card?

Do you know where your data is?

July 05, 2016
In this fifth article of the series, we continue to explore the basic ways businesses can keep their networks safer. These include tools you can implement on your own and understand why taking action is vital to the safety of your business.

Are you guilty of any of these PCI myths?

June 27, 2016
We have gathered what have been common comments that we hear from business owners. And today, we would like to bust these myths!

What you should know about programs, ports and services

June 17, 2016
In this fourth article in the series, we continue to explore some of the basic ways that business of all sizes can keep their computer systems safer. We will discuss the topic of programs, ports and services.

7 things you need to know about Anti-Virus protection.

June 09, 2016
In this entry we discuss the topic of anti-virus protection. There are many questions that come up when we talk about this topic. So here are a few answers to your questions.

The Perils of Using Remote Access Software

June 02, 2016
While software that can be installed on your PC and used to remotely connect when you are away from your home office can be very handy, it also comes with risks that may not be apparent at first.

Why is patching important to the security of your business?

May 31, 2016
If you are not keeping up with regular patching of your computer and the programs that run on it – then you are simply asking for trouble. Many of the breaches that make the news are caused by holes in software for which a patch existed by the vendor.

Protecting your business from hacker’s attacks.

May 20, 2016
2016 Verizon Breach Investigations Report (Part 3 of 3)
We've covered the 4 patterns of attack used by hackers, expanded on how dangerous these attacks are and how hackers are hurting your business. But did you know, many of these attacks can be prevented with a little help and knowledge? 

What tools are hackers using to access businesses’ networks?

May 13, 2016
2016 Verizon Breach Investigations Report (Part 2 of 3)
In our previous post we showed you that regardless of the business’ size, location or industry, many are targets to hackers. So how are hackers getting into these businesses’ networks and stealing data?

Is your business at risk of a data breach?

May 06, 2016
2016 Verizon Breach Investigations Report (Part 1 of 3)
The 80 page report is packed with valuable data breach insights. We know time is valuable so we decided to save you some by sharing the 3 main topics you should understand from this report.

No Business is Too Small for Hackers!

May 02, 2016
It's National Small Business Week! Let's celebrate the hard work you do and make sure your business continues to grow. Have you ever thought about what would happen if your business is affected by a data breach? 

What you should know about PCI DSS 3.2

April 26, 2016
PCI DSS 3.2 is scheduled for release at the end of April. Have you thought about how this update can affect your business? Will you still be PCI compliant?

Your Best Defense Against Ransomware Might Be Your Employees

April 20, 2016
While your business’ data security program should consist of many components, perhaps the most effective defense to ransomware is building a culture of data security amongst your employees.

Just how dangerous is ransomware?

April 06, 2016
Ransomware is a business’ worst nightmare. This malware infects computers and restricts the users from accessing any of their data until paying the ransom. What would you do to get that data back?

Hungry…Hungry…HIPAA

February 26, 2016
I have fond memories of playing a board game called Hungry Hungry Hippos in my younger days. Today’s medical practices mirror the chaos of the game. Each day seems more hectic than the previous...

Mobile Tech in Healthcare Can Put Your Practice at Risk

February 19, 2016
While you focus on providing the best health service for your patients, it is easy to under-estimate the risks that you may be putting your practice should you implement mobile technology without basic security measures.

Pain-Free Data Security for Medical Offices

January 26, 2016
It’s understandable that the primary goal of any healthcare practice is to keep their patients healthy and safe. But what about keeping their patients’ data safe too?

2015: “The Year of the Healthcare Hack"

January 14, 2016

2015 was a tough year for the healthcare industry. Some are even calling 2015 “the year of the healthcare hack”. Last year, over 65% of the data breaches occurred in the healthcare industry...