9 tips to prevent employee-induced security breaches.

Your business can invest all the funds on the latest cybersecurity technology like firewalls and threat detection tools, but there will always be one security risk that can't be blocked from entering the company networks: your employees.

While hackers and cybercriminals who use malware or other sophisticated techniques are often the first suspects of a data breach, many incidents prove that data breaches are typically caused by employee negligence and human error.

Best practices in password management

Passwords will always be relevant. Think of them as virtual keys to your home online. Hackers have tens of thousands of generic or popular keys on hand for launching brute force attacks, so using unique passwords remains vital to maintaining the security of your online accounts.

The benefits of a bring your own device (BYOD) policy

Mobile technology has drastically changed the way we live. And just as many people have “cut the cord” in their homes and now rely on their smart devices, businesses are now adopting the bring your own device (BYOD) trend. This is because employers see that BYOD boosts productivity by reducing the time employees spend in transit and creating an “always-online” culture.

Understanding DFARS compliance: Overview & requirements

In order to legally operate, businesses must comply with certain requirements regarding their labor practices, safety procedures, and transactions. It's a no-brainer for management to make sure the company meets its legal obligations, because noncompliance of even the minimum requirements could result in missed opportunities and heavy penalties for certain industries.

What are DFARS and NIST SP800-171?

Cyberthreats are constantly evolving. Hackers are out in full force to exploit any opportunity they can to steal sensitive data. Although every organization is a potential target, government agencies and their suppliers are favorites, particularly for state-sponsored attacks conducting cyberwarfare.

Cybersecurity & Charles IT – We Do It Right

You have probably by now heard the story of Lake City, Florida, as most in the IT industry have.

Lake City, FL paid out a ransom of $460,000 in Bitcoins to hackers just a few weeks ago. It was determined that an employee downloaded an infected document that they had received via email.