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Facebook is the latest highly recognizable company to make headlines for a data scandal with a staggering number attached. This time, it’s the profile data of 50 87 million users that was given without their consent to a third party who used their data to influence an election. In the cannon of major data breaches—Equifax, Target, Anthem, etc.—Facebook’s is a unique case with its own set of takeaways for businesses.
As business operations are increasingly conducted online, businesses in all industries are becoming more susceptible to cybersecurity breaches. I was recently invited to discuss cybersecurity concerns and best practices for real estate agents on Real Estate Radio, a show broadcast on CBS Radio 94.9FM here in Connecticut and hosted by One and Company Real Estate’s Byron Lazine and financial planner Pat Kenny. Our discussion wound up being quite universal and applicable to almost any industry. Here are some of the highlights of my interview with Byron and Pat. Below, you’ll find the full transcript and audio of the conversation.
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Just under a week into the New Year and the world is already experiencing the first critical vulnerability in 2018. Researchers have discovered two security vulnerabilities that collectively affect most modern chips made by Intel, AMD, and ARM. If exploited, a hacker could potentially steal data from the breached machine ranging from emails and browsing data to login credentials. So, what are these vulnerabilities and what steps can you take to protect your business network from them?
If you’re the IT director at your organization, you’re likely the first one to see the need for managed services such as Cybersecurity-as-a-Service and Network-as-a-Service. However, it can be tricky to convince your boss, who may be the CEO, CFO, or COO, that outsourcing part of the company’s IT to an independent vendor will be more than merely a new expense. Here’s a step-by-step guide to organizing and presenting your thoughts on managed service providers.
Last week, the FCC voted to end Net Neutrality. I was invited on Fox61 to talk about this issue. Since it's a lot to fit into a four-minute segment, I thought I'd offer some additional thoughts here.
It seems like you can’t open a web browser, scroll through your LinkedIn timeline, or turn on the TV today without hearing about the latest data breach or threat to your cybersecurity. With high-profile breaches like Equifax and global ransomware outbreaks like Bad Rabbit, we’re in a very different world than just a few years ago. Perhaps you find that cyber threats and cybersecurity in general is annoying, overwhelming, or even frustrating but it’s imperative that cybersecurity protection become part of your business strategy. It doesn’t have to be as complicated or costly as you might think.