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2307, 2021

Understanding HIPAA: What’s Protected?

By |July 23, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While many small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the healthcare sector are concerned with caring for patients and servicing their needs, they also need to think about protecting their data. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a broad-reaching regulation designed to protect healthcare data and ensure patient [...]

907, 2021

What the Colonial Pipeline Attack Means for SMBs

By |July 9, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last month, people across the East Coast of the United States waited in long lines at the gas pump after a ransomware cyberattack crippled a significant gas pipeline that delivers nearly half of the fuel to the region. It took Colonial Pipeline, which manages nearly 5,500 miles of gas pipelines, [...]

707, 2021

Knowing Yourself Is Critical to Preventing Ransomware Attacks

By |July 7, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The past few weeks have brought news of ransomware attacks across various U.S. industries.  On May 7, the operator of Colonial Oil Pipeline was hit with ransomware, forcing them to shutter operations for a few days and impacting the southeast US fuel supply.  Then over Memorial Day weekend, the computer [...]

2506, 2021

4 Ways to Get Your Employees to Care About Cybersecurity

By |June 25, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cybersecurity is an issue many business owners try to put off for as long as possible. The subject matter is complex, and in their eyes, they’d rather focus on what generates revenue. But if they fail to protect their systems and networks adequately, cybercriminals are more likely to exploit vulnerabilities [...]

1106, 2021

HIPAA’s Security Rule: What SMBs Should Know

By |June 11, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Any SMB that works with healthcare clients — or is one themselves — has likely run into the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. HIPAA is a federal statute that is designed to protect healthcare data and ensure privacy for patients. It applies to health plans, health care [...]

706, 2021

Why SMBs Should Go Virtual with the CISO Role

By |June 7, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) may not be the most famous people in the technology world.  Most likely, you cannot name the CISO of Facebook, Microsoft, Google, or any other tech company, for that matter. However, these executives are among the most important people at their companies.  They may not [...]

2105, 2021

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your IT Support

By |May 21, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to technology and IT, you don’t have to be alone. Many SMBs are now turning to companies like managed service providers (MSPs) to take over many critical IT functions and support their technology needs. Depending on the industry, there are a wide variety of technology needs. For [...]

2304, 2021

Industry 4.0 in a Post-COVID-19 World

By |April 23, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The COVID-19 crisis stretched manufacturing and other industries to their limits as challenges in the supply chain resulted in shortages of toilet paper, sanitizer, and other critical items. As one data point to the pandemic’s impact, U.S. industrial production dropped 16.5 percent year over year, and U.S. total factory orders [...]

2004, 2021

Understanding Cannabis Cybersecurity

By |April 20, 2021|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the recent legalizations of recreational marijuana in New Jersey and New York, the cannabis industry is poised to grow quickly.  For the most part, this is excellent news.  However, as the industry grows, so too do opportunities for cybercriminals. Cannabis firms, like many small businesses, are vulnerable to cyber-attack [...]

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