security risk assessment

5 Reasons Why a Security Risk Assessment is Important

Regardless of the size of your business, the need for a technology security risk assessment cannot be ignored. Many organizations do not have one performed, which increases the probability that they will experience a data breach. That is why we are breaking down the top 5 reasons why security risk assessment is important for your… Read more »

security risk assessment

What is a Security Risk Assessment?

A security risk assessment identifies, assesses, and implements key security controls or compliance standards for a network. Carrying out a risk assessment allows an organization to view their network from a potential hacker’s perspective. It helps to identify vulnerabilities and strength in a network, which can be used to make security-related decisions or provide results… Read more »

cybercime cybercriminals lack of cybersecurity Chicago brokerage will pay a $1.5 million fine

The Lack of Cybersecurity is Costing Businesses Billions

A Chicago-based brokerage will pay a $1.5 million fine for their lack of cybersecurity policies by allowing cybercriminals to breach the firm’s email systems and to withdraw $1 million from a customer’s account. The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission finds that Phillip Capital Inc. failed to disclose a cyber breach to its customers promptly. PCI… Read more »

important financial documents

The Best Ways to Secure Important Financial Documents

When it comes to storing important financial documents, a shoebox under your bed doesn’t cut it. Estate planning documents — such as wills, trusts, living wills, medical directives, and powers of attorney —are essential to you. So where do you keep them safely secured? And what about your digital assets, passwords, and social media accounts?… Read more »

cybersecurity cybercrime Top Ten Cybersecurity Facts and Statistics for 2019

Top Ten Cybersecurity Facts and Statistics for 2019

Cybersecurity threats evolve and so do cybersecurity facts. Cybersecurity is a hot topic of discussion with data breaches, ransomware attacks, crypto-jacking, and threats to your connected devices. They all contribute to new rounds of cybersecurity facts, figures, and statistics. It can be hard to keep up. So, we have broken them down to the top… Read more »

ransomware cybersecurity

Ransomware on the Rise

Ransomware has rapidly emerged as the most visible cybersecurity risk for our nation’s networks, locking up private sector organizations and government agencies alike. And that’s only what we’re seeing – many more infections are going unreported, ransoms are being paid, and the vicious ransomware cycle continues. CISA’s Role as the Nation’s Risk Advisor Helping organizations… Read more »

Cybersecurity Recap

Thank you for following along this month as we talk about Cybersecurity. We want to be able provide your company with the best knowledge and technologies to protect you against any attacks that might try to comprise your business. We hope that you have found these articles helpful and informative. We covered several hot topics… Read more »

Cyber Security words

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. The attacks are usually targeted at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money or interrupting normal business processes. Implementing effective cybersecurity measures can be challenging because there are more devices than people with attackers becoming more innovative each year. Abacus Technologies… Read more »

Chainlink with a paperclip holding it together.

Phishing: Strengthening your Weakest Link

Phishing is no longer a technique of attack reserved for the sophisticated attacker.  It is common to receive two, maybe three a day tempting you to reset your password at Amazon, pay the parking ticket you never received, or even access a file that was shared out to you from someone you know. As a… Read more »