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Cybersecurity

5 Answers to Cybersecurity in the Workplace

A couple weeks ago, we told you about the five can’t-miss events at the NY Tech Summit. Today, we’re recapping one of those five things: Mike Hensley’s speech about why small businesses are prone to cyberattacks. Here’s what our Senior Manager of IT Solutions had to say. Why are small businesses at risk? Most small businesses conduct their business online,…
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5 Can’t-Miss Events at the NY Tech Summit

Heading to the NY Tech Summit at the Turning Stone Casino on Wednesday, June 5? If not, we hope you’ll consider joining us. For those of you who’ll be in attednance, here’s what to look out for (other than the slots, shows, and gaming tables).   1. Keynote Speaker: Merril Hoge “Who is Merril Hoge?” “WHO IS MERRIL HOGE?!” He’s…
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4 Key Takeaways from the New NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) updated its cybersecurity framework, an industry-best outline for how to improve the security and resilience of your IT infrastructure. It’s a complex document, so we put together this quick list of key takeaways. 1. The framework is designed to help you: Describe your current cybersecurity posture Identify your target state…
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Data Privacy vs. Data Protection: What’s the Difference?

Ever hear the expression, “I don’t make the rules; I only enforce them”? It operates on the premise that two separate entities work in tandem to achieve the same desired result. We’ve seen it a hundred times: The policeman doesn’t write the traffic laws; he just gives you the ticket. The referee doesn’t write the hockey rules; she just puts…
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Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework—Why and How?

At the 18th Annual Niagara County Technology and Cybersecurity Forum, Lume Strategies Chief Information Officer Peter Capelli spoke about steps organizations can take to enhance their cybersecurity programs. In particular, he shared his expertise on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which was first released in 2014 and recently updated in 2018. What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework? Congress established the National…
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Why Startups and Small Businesses Can’t Overlook Cybersecurity

Western New Yorkers don’t need to look far to see that our entrepreneurial ecosystem is thriving. This year’s 43North Finals, which drew up-and-coming companies from across the United States and Canada, were a true testament to how impactful Buffalo’s startup community has become. In remarks and speeches throughout the event, a common theme emerged: Growing Buffalo’s startup scene isn’t a…
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RaaS, ‘Ransomware As a Service’ | Cybercrime Rising

Just a few years ago you may not have even heard the term ransomware. Today the word is littered throughout just about every IT message, preaching the importance of cybersecurity. It’s true. Cybercrime is certainly on the rise, and more and more criminals are joining the party. According to Sophos Research, over 50% of organizations were struck by ransomware last…
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Global Megatrends in Cybersecurity

Cyberattack is becoming more and more difficult to stop. Companies all over the globe have found themselves in a whirlwind of stress over potential cyberattack. Most of us know about the huge companies that have been hit by cybercrime, but the trend isn’t moving in the right direction. As information security changes, as do the criminals. Ponemon recently did a…
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Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolutions For 2018

As we enter 2018 with fresh outlooks and new projects to look forward to, it’s important to keep IT services at the forefront. With as much cyber attack, ransomware, and other threats going around, you should take any and all necessary steps in protecting your company. How prepared are you for disaster recovery? Do you have a plan in place?…
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Minimize Downtime | Be Proactive in Prevention

Today, with as much digital information being passed through both the cloud and devices, the threat of tech failure is at an all time high. Coupled with the threat of tech failure comes the threat of the downtime that follows, while things are being patched. You can have a concrete disaster recovery plan in place, and still end up with…
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