Author: ACCi

How to Make Your Company Culture More Cyber Aware

The biggest problem companies face when it comes to cybersecurity is often not the technology; it’s the people.  And hackers (often called “bad actors”) know this. That’s why it takes more than strong IT to keep your company safe. It “takes a village.” Beyond technology, the best way to protect your business from cybercriminals is with a… [Read More]

What an SMB Should Expect from their CIO

Great Chief Information Officers are invaluable resources for any organization. They are also expensive, and for good reason. It’s a high-profile job with a lot of responsibility. They create business value through technology and plan strategically for business growth. They ensure that the company’s technology systems and processes are aligned with business goals. Some of… [Read More]

Eight Anti-Phishing Tricks for Your Company

With the ever-changing digital economy and its global impact, small to mid-sized businesses are on guard and on careful watch. With so much news on cyberattacks and with cybercriminals becoming increasingly creative with their methods, companies are looking for ways to out-clever the fox, so to speak. First of all: What exactly is a “phishing… [Read More]

Plan for Change

For your company to survive, let alone thrive, you need to be able to adapt to change. Your technology and your IT provider must be more than just up-to-date, but also, they must be versatile to prepare and react to change, especially unwelcomed change. Positive and negative change always happens with technology. As new technology… [Read More]

What is NIST and Why Small Business Owners Should Care

To begin, NIST is the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency that was founded in 1901 and it is under the Department of Commerce. Their mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness. They achieve this by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic… [Read More]

Tips for Preventing Fraud in Your Small Business

As a small business owner, fraud prevention may be at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to your actionable priorities. It should, however, be at the top. The ACFE, or Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, reported that in 2016, organizations with fewer than 100 employees experienced a median fraud loss of $150,000. Imagine that… [Read More]

DNS Filtering and Your Business

As cybercriminals and hackers continue to grow in numbers and expand their capabilities to infiltrate your network, your business must continue to leverage more resources to tighten your processes. The key for today’s cyber security dangers is for IT professionals and their executives to ensure the organization is using a “multi-layer” approach. A multi-layer approach… [Read More]

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Now A $12.5 Billion Scam

Email continues to be the top vector used by cybercriminals, and business email compromise (BEC) is gaining traction as one of the preferred types of email attacks. BEC attacks do not contain any malware and can easily bypass traditional email security solutions. For cybercriminals, there is no need to invest in highly sophisticated and evasive… [Read More]