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Don’t Toy Around: Safety-First Means Security-First

Don’t Toy Around: Safety-First Means Security-First

Let it…glow? We live in a connected world, and it’s especially apparent through the holidays with so many internet-connected (IoT) children’s toys lining the shelves. We recently discussed prioritizing security with IoT devices in your home and office, and toys are no exception.

As with any internet-connected devices, it’s important to keep in mind things aren’t always manufactured with top line security.

It’s Nothing Personal: Takeaways from Cyber Monday

It’s Nothing Personal: Takeaways from Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday did not disappoint this year: Americans spent a record-breaking $6.59 billion online, up 16.8% from last year.

With the pressure on to snap up those deals before the end of the day, some are tempted to take a quick peek at their personal inbox or favorite shopping sites while at work. Seems harmless, but what we don’t always consider are the cybersecurity risks involved when employees use work computers for personal activities.

Be Thankful You Created an Incident Response Plan

Be Thankful You Created an Incident Response Plan

Your Thanksgiving table is set: turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings.  After many years of experience, you know to expect the unexpected and are as prepared as can be.

In business, we set the table for strong cybersecurity by having multiple layers of ongoing defense. But what we don’t always plan for is the end-of-day cleanup: in the unfortunate case of a breach or incident, how does the company respond?

Are You Voting For or Against BYOD?

Are You Voting For or Against BYOD?

Using a personal phone, computer, tablet for work is called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Most of us are no stranger to the concept, in fact, 64% of all employees report using a personal smartphone for work.

Companies allow personal devices because it’s convenient for the employee and, on the surface, seems to save money. But BYOD can be BYODangerous, so it’s important to closely consider the potential hazards.