When You Acquire a Business, Are You Acquiring a Data Breach Liability?

By: Kim Taylor, CEO The acquisition of a business involves many risks and uncertainties. The damage from past data breaches is potentially a huge risk. A Forbes article reports that 40% of companies acquiring a business discovered a cybersecurity problem post-acquisition. Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo in 2017 is a great example of why it’s important to identify potential cybersecurity risks … Read More

Unlocking eDiscovery’s Hidden Compliance Powers

By: Nate Latessa, Vice President of Corporate Services In the two years since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, over 100 privacy laws  have been introduced around the globe. Here in the US, the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), came into full effect in January 2020. Maryland, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island also passed privacy legislation with at … Read More

Early Signs of Malicious Users on Your Network

By: Jamie Neilon Network security is of utmost importance in the modern business world. Keeping your data and your resources secure is essential, and while you may have a great firewall and comprehensive encryption, sometimes it’s not enough to keep a malicious user away from your network.  A malicious user could be someone with authorized access who is acting in … Read More

How to Get Your Team On-Board with Company-Wide Data Protection

By: Jamie Neilon You’re likely to benefit significantly from turning to security teams and vendors for data protection, but your employees also need to help by adhering to certain policies and engaging in best practices. The following are some of the ways you can make sure your company makes security a team effort. Emphasize the Need for Data Protection Make … Read More

Identifying and Combating Email Risks

By: Jamie Neilon Emails have become such a central part of our day-to-day lives, whether it is in a personal or professional atmosphere. Masses of people opt to send an email rather than having physical conversations either in-person or over the phone. Email provides access to so many other avenues in our lives, whether that’s communicating with colleagues or receiving … Read More

Responding to COVID-19: A Letter from Our CEO.

Valued friends, As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, our organization has been monitoring these fast-moving developments.  The safety of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority.  Given the extreme nature of the situation and the potential health risk, we have decided to transition all non-essential permanent employees to a remote-work model effective tomorrow (March 13).  … Read More

Best Practices to Prevent a Data Breach

By: Jamie Neilon According to a recent study, 5,183 breaches occurred during the first nine months of 2019.  These breaches exposed 7.9 billion records.  That is a 33.3% increase in the number of breaches and a 112% increase in the number of records.  An IBM report found the average cost of a data breach in the U.S. grew 130% from $3.54 million … Read More

Data maps are important, but what makes for a good one?

By: Nate Latessa In a previous blog post, I discussed the importance of having a data map to effectively protect sensitive information.  During my research, I discovered that only 54% of companies know where all of their sensitive data is stored, and I would argue that number is probably much lower.  In my experience, even the companies that think they … Read More

Winning the wi-fi game

Last year, during Super Bowl LIII, over 24 terabytes of data was transferred by more than 38K users within Mercedes-Benz stadium. That is a 47% increase from the year before; the equivalent of 28 million selfies, 4.8 million songs, and 960 days of touchdown dance videos. According to Extreme Networks, the official wi-fi solutions provider for the Super Bowl, fans … Read More

You Can’t Protect Data You Can’t Find

By: Nate Latessa New and emerging privacy laws have ratcheted up the pressure on organizations to protect customer and employee data better.  With corporate data volumes increasing by 62% every year, it’s becoming more difficult and more expensive to protect sensitive information.  Further compounding the problem, a recent survey by Gemalto found that only 54% of companies know where all … Read More