Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

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The Dark Web is a hidden universe contained within the “Deep Web”- a sub-layer of the Internet that is hidden from conventional search engines. The Dark Web is estimated at 550 times larger than the surface Web and growing. Because you can operate anonymously, the Dark Web holds a wealth of stolen data and illegal activity.

A criminal dealing in stolen credentials can make tens of thousands of dollars from buyers interested in purchasing credentials. And by selling those credentials to multiple buyers, organizations that experience a breach of credentials can easily be under digital assault from dozens or even hundreds of attackers.

Do you know if your sensitive information is available for purchase on the Dark Web?

Contact our security experts about the Dark Web today!

With the sharp increase of remote workers during COVID-19, malicious attacks have also increased. As users are working remotely often they’re not under the same protection. This has lead to more attacks targeting remote workers.

Instances of cyber-crime appear to have jumped by as much as 300 percent since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to the FBI. The bureau’s Internet Crime Complain Center (IC3) said last week that it’s now receiving between 3,000 and 4,000 cybersecurity complaints every day, up from the average 1,000 complaints per day the center saw before COVID-19 took hold.

If you’ve not taken any additional measures to address these concerns you may be susceptible to an attack.

Contact one of our security experts today!

Privacy and cyber-security is a big concern to businesses, for the second consecutive year. This is according to a new report by Protiviti and ISACA, based on a poll of 1300 IT audit and internal audit leaders and professionals.

The report finds that, surprisingly 37% of businesses did not add cyber-security within their audit plans. Many have failed mostly due to a lack of resources. A key finding of the report suggests:

Considering the growing risk landscape resulting from cybersecurity threats and emerging technologies, more organizations should consider an approach that includes continually reviewing the IT risk landscape and adjusting IT audit plans accordingly.

If you have not incorporated security into your yearly audits, we can help!

Contact our security professionals today!

Identification, valuation and categorization of IT assets is critical to properly developing and deploying the required security controls for your business.

Organizations implementing security controls must first identify and categorize the organization’s IT assets that need protection. Without understanding the value of your IT assets you can’t place the proper security controls around them.

Contact us about asset valuation and protection today!

An recent IBM study revealed that the mean time before detection for a breach was 197 days:

This year we conducted interviews with more than 2,200 IT, data protection, and compliance professionals from 477 companies that have experienced a data breach over the past 12 months. According to the findings, data breaches continue to be costlier and result in more consumer records being lost or stolen, year after year.

A majority of businesses that have been breached are unaware for months, while some only find the breach due to the offending party reaching out. Without detection methods or proper procedures in place your business is vulnerable.

Contact us to start a security conversation today!

With the increase of workers accessing company resources remotely, businesses need to be protected. Some important things to consider:

Does the machine connecting to the corporate network have an Anti-Virus/Spyware protection? Is it up to date for security patches? Is it connecting through a secured connection? How are you confirming the above?

Due to the increase of targeted attacks on remote workers during Covid-19 your business needs to be vigilant.

Start protecting your remote workers today!

As COVID-19 continues to impact businesses having a Disaster Recovery Plan or Business Continuity Plan is more apparent. A 2017 Study on Disaster Recovery Statistics shows that:

  • 33% of businesses are unprepared for disaster, despite having an existing Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) in place
  • 33% of business have no disaster recovery plan at all.
  • 90% of Businesses will fail after a disaster without a DRP in place
  • 96% of Businesses survive ransomware attacks when they have a reliable DRP in place.

Using well-accepted methodologies can help minimize the impact, cost, and recovery time for your organization when an incident occurs.

Contact us to assist with your business continuity plan today!

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Microsoft takes care of quite a bit for companies, it manages their Office 365 infrastructure and maintains uptime for their users. However…

 

Microsoft does not back up your data.

 

In the event of a Ransomware attack, virus or any compromise to your files would be unrecoverable.

Contact us to start backing up your data today!