How to Keep Pace with Current Regulations

Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often understand the critical importance of compliance but lack the proper resources to manage it as effectively as larger organizations. We’ve seen SMBs all over Hartford struggle with the subtle nuances and frequent updates common in compliance frameworks such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As the old saying goes, ignorance of the law is no excuse — but that doesn't mean you have to handle compliance alone.

2020 top IT challenges forecast

The year 2020 will see a transition to a new decade. Businesses are facing various IT trends such as the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), digital transformation, new cybersecurity techniques, and 5G networks.

For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), information technologies make it easier to fulfill different business functions such as financial management, marketing, sales, product development, etc.

Methods to prevent breaches on employees’ devices

While data breaches are known to be caused by cybercriminals who deliberately attempt to break into a system, we actually have human error to thank. In fact, employee negligence brought about by carelessness or lack of knowledge is why cybercriminals choose to resort to trickery.

How cybersecurity assessments save your business money

In most organizations, cybersecurity is perceived as a concern of the IT department alone. Unfortunately, small businesses rarely have a dedicated security team. Instead, businesses often set and forget simple defenses like antivirus and firewalls. Even some large enterprises are guilty of the same approach.

The worst data breaches in history

Though many businesses have reached a point of desensitization when it comes to news about data breaches, stricter implementation of data regulations highlights the importance of protecting user data. Organizations are no longer just required to announce that their systems have been breached, but they are also mandated to pay fines and penalties.

Hartford businesses need layers of cybersecurity solutions to stay safe

The media is always quick to highlight devastating data breaches when they hit big companies, but smaller organizations aren’t spared and are often considered the best targets. Sadly, small businesses often don’t have adequate security controls in place to protect themselves, leaving them more vulnerable than consumers.

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.

BYOD and compliance: What you need to know

The bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon continues to rise in the workplace. As discussed in our previous articles, there are a number of benefits and risks that BYOD brings. For it to be successful, you should be able to handle the challenges that come with it and balance employee freedom and data security.

How to have a successful remote work policy

Over the past few years, remote work has gone from being just a trend to a more prevalent policy across organizations, big and small. Advanced technology and mobile solutions have not only enabled workers to become more flexible, but have also changed the way people do their jobs.