Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act: What you need to know

Beyond paywalls and the occasional state-run firewall, the internet is generally borderless. While this connects nearly everyone across the world, it also means that cyberthreats don’t recognize state lines.

When left to their own devices, American cities and states are far less equipped to adequately respond to ransomware and other types of cyberattacks.

Launching an eStore? Watch out for these cybersecurity threats

The companies with the healthiest balance sheets in 2020 will be the ones who sell their products or services online. Thankfully, launching an eCommerce site is a relatively simple affair if you haven’t started already.

Do-it-yourself eStores like Shopify, Squarespace, and Wix have been around for years, while digital marketing agencies have exploded in popularity for retailers in Rochester who don’t have enough time for web design.

Why businesses are adopting the new “zero trust” rule

The cybersecurity posture of most organizations has been to screen everything coming into their networks. That is, by using a constantly updated database of all known threats, you can essentially let the good in and the bad out. And once an actor is in your network, it is presumed harmless until proven otherwise.

What is the New York Shield Act, and how does it affect businesses?

The growth of cybercrime shows no signs of slowing. And with New York among its top victimized states (ranking second behind California), the governor has stepped in with new regulations to enhance digital security.

On July 16, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed theStop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act.

Remind your employees that office computers are not for personal information!

It’s an employee’s first day on the job, and you’ve given them a fantastic new PC or laptop that will help them work at their best. However, what your employee does with it from then on can potentially cost you big time in productivity, data loss, or even a network-wide cyber attack.

Cybercrime cinema: Hackers in Hollywood

Cybercrime is a prevalent threat to businesses, thanks in part to hackers who break into computer systems, control them, steal information, and cause a lot of damage. A Clark School study at the University of Maryland revealed that a hacker attack occurs every 39 seconds.

Don’t fall for these popular online scams

Gamblers and con men say there’s a sucker born every minute, but you don’t have to enter a casino or gambling joint to be one. Just use your computer and you’ll find that the internet is bursting with online scams in search of victims. These scams have been around for decades and exist mainly because of naivety and ignorance.

The risks and rewards of using SIEM for small businesses

Large corporations are often believed to be the main targets of cybercriminals, but the truth is far more disturbing. Small Business Trends reported that 43% of cyberattacks actually target small businesses, and only 14% believe that they can effectively deal with these attacks.

Threats darken cloud services

The clouds that tickle our imagination come in many shapes and sizes, and are unreachable. Scientists say that the ones closest to Earth hover at about 6.500 feet. Knowing this, you might think that cloud computing — where personal data is stored and accessed over the internet — is also beyond the reach of others, especially cybercriminals.

Cybercrime bigger than the drug trade

Interview with Capstone IT’s Chief Technology Officer Matt Topper on why small- and medium-sized businesses are more susceptible to online threats

Mention drug lords and the names that come to mind are Joaquín Archivaldo “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, Pablo “The King of Cocaine” Escobar, and Griselda “The Black Widow” Blanco, among others.

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