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Tax Season Phishing: Peak Time for Big Game

Tax Season Phishing: Peak Time for Big Game

If you follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds then you’ve got a leg up—you know all about the growing phishing epidemic. Well-worded emails from supposed IRS workers or company execs have mislead many a dutiful employee. We’ve warned about this scamming method in the past, and the widespread threat continues to morph. The need for vigilance is vital. For while…
Data Privacy: It Does a Business Good

Data Privacy: It Does a Business Good

Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust. These tried-and-true tenets resurface every January 28th for the National Cyber Security Alliance’s (NCSA) annual Data Privacy Day (DPD), and 2017 was no exception. DPD’16 saw unprecedented media coverage and impressive levels of engagement online and via social media. Building on that success, the NCSA and its top-notch advisors encouraged even further involvement…
Wiring the Workplace: Grounding Your Cyber Culture

Wiring the Workplace: Grounding Your Cyber Culture

We’re in the home stretch, and 2016 sure was one for the record books, cybersecurity- and other-wise. We’ll spare you a play-by-play, but suffice it to say in the world of all things cyber, we’ve hit a whole ‘nother level. And the upward trend continues, with abundant predictions of threats and concerns looming over the upcoming year. Rounding the bend,…
Cyber Tug of War—Win, Lose, or Draw?

Cyber Tug of War—Win, Lose, or Draw?

The opposing forces of privacy and safety are at it again. This time, it’s Apple v. The Feds—heels in the mud, each hoping for victory. On the sidelines, fans make known their stake in the game. But in this tug of war, maybe the real win is when both sides keep their jerseys clean. Get Upfront and Personal Something for…

Zn Dy feature logopci compliance: Don’t let the snore-bore of a name fool you: PCI compliance standards could be your company’s lifeline, packing a solid punch in fighting cybercrime, protecting data security. A set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that “process, store or transmit credit card information” are ardently working to protect said data, PCI compliance is a must. Setting standards and covering tails, PCI compliance opens the door to insurance coverage for really important things, like, say, data breaches. Not only does PCI compliance aim to keep your clients safe and you in the clear, it also keeps hard-earned funds from being thrown away on legal fees, fines and penalties. But PCI compliance is more than “just good business”— it’s a way to show clients some love, proving that you value the trust they’ve placed in your company.

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Annual Cybersecurity Update

Annual Cybersecurity Update

Another Year of What Seems Like So Much Cyberwocky One more 365, come and gone. Our hyperconnected lives keep us always on the lookout for the next update, the hottest feature, the latest trends for the new year. But then that's also just how we're wired. Yet while we love to leap ahead, a look back can be beneficial too—good,…

Zn Dy feature logogoldbricking: Just another cheap hat trick, goldbricking sure can sell the goods. A facade of the shiny stuff can fool a trusting audience and a distracted employer alike. Feigning productivity while auctioning items online, or catching up on the classics, employees maintain a semblance of quality and value, while stealing time. Too bad for the employer. Paying folks to enjoy personal time on company time? No amount of sugar-coating can change that bottom line. Paint it any way you like—when it comes to affecting your business, goldbricking is as subtle as a lead balloon.

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Employee Fraud Prevention

Employee Fraud Prevention

Finding Your Bermuda Triangles ( Image caption: Emmet’s fraud prevention diorama, “Ant Eye Theft”, stole the show. ) From birth to retirement, and everything in between, we plan. Unfortunately though, we tend to downplay the negatives. You know—those pesky 'what-ifs' and disasters we hope to keep at bay. Ironically, it’s in this world of unknowns that a solid plan is…
Data Privacy Day 2015

Data Privacy Day 2015

In a hyper-connected world, privacy is hard to come by. And that makes us value it all the more. In the business world, this is especially true. We aren't exaggerating when we say, "Privacy is good for business." The National Cyber Security Alliance has long known that "protecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust" is our collective responsibility. So this…
The Individual & Business Health Coverage Review

The Individual & Business Health Coverage Review

Fundamental changes to the nation’s healthcare system march along to completion, and proponents wave banners extolling the benefits to citizens. Assertions of widespread, fair coverage and goals being achieved are prolific. However, beyond denying, in some circles differing opinions have escalated to a full-on theoretical war. Sorry to say, conscientious consumers are often the casualties, left confused and wary. If…