We recently hosted a webinar for our clients to help them become better informed buyers of cyber insurance. The positive response that we received from clients confirmed for us that managing cyber risk is an increasing concern for business leaders. In fact, some of our clients opened up participation in the webinar to their management staff which was a signal that they understand that cybersecurity is everyone’s job.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has started a “Bad Practices” list and they’re beginning the list with two things that you need to stop doing right now. Stop using unsupported software and stop using weak passwords on accounts.
If you’re holding back on outsourcing Managed IT Services because you really don’t want to let go of your internal IT staff, there’s a solution that you may not have considered – use both. Having both outsourced and internal IT can bring you benefits that you can’t get when you go with one or the other.
No one likes to waste money. If you knew that right now your organization was leaking money because of the way IT is managed, you’d want to plug the leak. Some of the ways that you can waste money are due to a lack of oversight on spending. Some are due to poor decisions.
The feelings that your employees have about work matter and their experiences can affect the bottom line of your company for better or worse. One very important component of employee experience is technology. Technology can either help people do their best work, or it can be a stumbling block that frustrates and holds them back.
Airports have traffic control towers to monitor and manage the activity going in and out of the airport. The controllers have a deluge of information coming at them – from communications with pilots to weather forecasts. They’re trained to manage all of this information and use it to safely direct traffic.
Hope isn’t the same as confidence when it comes to cybersecurity. If you’re just hoping that your IT team has all of the cybersecurity bases covered for your organization, then you’re bound to have some sleepless nights wondering if tomorrow will be the day when you have to deal with the impact of a cyber attack.
You could be the safest driver on the road and still not be able to guarantee that you would never, ever be involved in an accident. That’s why you have insurance. You hope you don’t need it. You’ll do everything you can to be safe, but if something does happen you’re glad it’s there.
When you think about the information that your business needs to protect, it’s natural to think about banking and finance, trade secrets and proprietary information, as well as customer records. There’s another bucket of information, however, that’s just as valuable and the Department of Labor (DOL) has just released guidelines that they want businesses to follow to keep it secure.