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12 Signs You're Outgrowing Your Current Cyber Security Solution

Charles Johnson   ::  1/17/18 3:54 PM

We talk with many company leaders who have implemented the fundamentals of cyber security but still feel unprepared to face today's cyber attacks.

Anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall, data backups, phishing awareness education for employees, and encryption of sensitive data are often deployed and managed in-house or by a managed I.T. services provider. The importance of these I.T. security fundamentals is indisputable—but a majority of breaches happen behind the firewall. 

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Topics: Cyber Security, Cyber Security Assessments, Cyber Security Budgeting, Cyber Security Tips, Cyber Security Policies & Procedures, Managed Security, MSSPs

How Much Should I Spend on Cyber Security?

Delano Collins   ::  1/16/18 8:52 AM

According to research commissioned by IBM, the ideal spend on Cyber Security is 9.8 to 13.7% of your I.T. budget. [1] This percentage is estimated to grow along with the increased integration of security into all facets of I.T. infrastructure.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Cyber Security Policies & Procedures, EDTS Cyber, Cyber Security Tips, IT Budgeting, Cyber Security Budgeting, Cyber Security Assessments

Keep Your Shoppers Safe With These 4 Non-Technical PCI-DSS Tasks

Delano Collins   ::  11/22/17 4:44 PM

I have a hunch: as a merchant, keeping your shoppers secure is of utmost importance to you. But PCI-DSS requirements can be overly technical, confusing, or simply not applicable to your situation.

When holiday shopping season rolls around, you might feel as though you're simply hoping for the best. 

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Topics: Cyber Security Tips, PCI-DSS, PCI, Cyber Security Policies & Procedures, Cyber Security

The 5 Most Common Network Security Threats Uncovered in Law Firms

Charles Johnson   ::  11/21/17 9:34 AM

EDTS Cyber has the immense privilege and responsibility of working closely with federally regulated industries as a third party auditor and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP).

The legal industry shares many characteristics with federally audited industries like medical and financial, not the least of which are: 

  • Valuable data: lost legal records cost firms an average $221 per record 1. Data from legal files can be sold on the black market for $1 to thousands, depending on the nature of the information. 
  • Heavily targeted by attackers: 24% of law firms surveyed for the 2017 Ransomware Report reported attacks between Q2 2016 and Q2 2017. 
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Topics: Cyber Security, Cyber Security Policies & Procedures, EDTS Cyber, Security Alerts, Security Monitoring, Security Tips, Legal

5 Questions to Ask Your Accountant About Their Cyber Security

Charles Johnson   ::  11/14/17 10:56 AM

Your social security number, address, and DOB might go for a few bucks on the black market. Sadly, when sold in bundles,  $2 per record is enough to bring in a legitimate cash prize for hackers—giving them ample motivation to hack into your accountant’s network.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Cyber Security Policies & Procedures, Cyber Security Tips, Finance & Accounting, Most Popular

3 Cyber Security Discussions That Have Moved from the Server Room to the Board Room

Charles Johnson   ::  10/25/17 12:01 PM

By 2021, cybercrime will cost the world economy an estimated $6 trillion annually¹. No longer solely the concern of IT departments, the greatest transfer of economic wealth in history must be addressed — as a top priority — by stakeholders of businesses and nonprofits of all sizes. 

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Topics: Cyber Security, EDTS Cyber, Cyber Security Policies & Procedures, Most Popular