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Update and Patch Your Software

The First Rule of Cybersecurity Is Update Your Software

By Steve Rosenbush – The Wall Street Journal

There’s no easy way to make IT infrastructure fully secure from cyberattacks. But there’s an easy way to avoid a good many of the biggest threats that companies face.

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Hacking and the Small Business

Can Your Small Business Afford to Be Hacked?

By Published August 24, 2016 Small Busines

Most large companies are able to financially survive a cyberattack. But for a small business with fewer employees and less revenue,

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Ransomware Explained

Ransomware seems to be everywhere right now.

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Cyber Risk and Opportunity

The Opportunity Inherent in Cyber Risk

by | Jun 13, 2016 | Cybergovernance Journal

Cyber risk represents not just a threat,

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Cybergovernance and Government

Is the Government Using Its Own Cybergovernance Standards? Or, Do as I say, not as I do?

/ Cybergovernance Strategist and Editor, Cybergovernance Journal

The recent announcement of another IRS cyber breach raises this question: are agencies embracing and applying government cybersecurity standards?

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Cyber Risk and Board Liability

Ignoring Board Liability for Cyber Risk is… Unwise

by | May 2, 2016 | Cybergovernance Journal

As the frequency and impact of cyber breaches increase,

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Ransomware and TeamViewer – No Link?

The Spread of Ransomware Not the Result of  TeamViewer Breach?

Axel Schmidt, Public Relations Manager at TeamViewer, has contacted The SMLR Group to clarify several reports linking the spread of ransomware to a TeamViewer account:

In the last couple of days, some reports surfaced which linked some ransomware infections with TeamViewer. 

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Posted in Content, cybergovernance, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Hacks, Incident Response, Malware, Multi-Factor Authentication, Vendor Compliance
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The Fed and Cybergovernance

Is the Government Using Its Own Cybergovernance Standards?

by | Feb 15, 2016 | For Cybergovernance Journal

The recent announcement of another IRS cyber breach raises this question: are agencies embracing and applying government cybersecurity standards?

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Posted in Breach, Compliance, cybergovernance, Cybersecurity, defense intelligence, Governance, ID Theft, Regulatory, Risk Management
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Vendor Compliance and Third Party Risk

5 Best Practices for Reducing Vendor & Third-Party Security Risks

Vendors and other third-party partners have caused some big data breaches. Here is how to keep it from happening to you.

By Jeff Goldman  | Posted February 08, 2016

With security breaches now a regular fixture in the news,

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Posted in attack surface, Breach, Compliance, Content, cybergovernance, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Hacks, Insider Threats, Risk Management, Vendor Compliance
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Strong Document Policies Combat Data Theft

In Era of Data Breaches, Businesses Need Strong Document Policies
Mark Pribish, Special to The Republic 6:52 p.m. MST January 28, 2016

As a consumer, I think about how my information may still reside with a tax preparer or doctor that I have not done business with in 10 years,

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Posted in Breach, Compliance, cybergovernance, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Fraud, Governance, ID Theft, Malware, Risk Management
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