Client Confidence Crisis: How Neglecting Security Practices Can Drive Customers Away

In today’s digital landscape, establishing an Information Systems Security Program (ISSP) is no longer optional but a crucial necessity for organizations. This blog post explores the vital importance of implementing an ISSP early on and understanding the factors that influence its establishment and modification. Senior management’s role in championing ISSPs is emphasized, as their buy-in and recognition of its significance set the tone for organizational security practices.

However, misconceptions and flawed reasoning often hinder the adoption of robust security measures. From the belief that “it will never happen to us” to relying solely on insurance coverage, these notions can prove detrimental to an organization’s security posture. Furthermore, assumptions that clients don’t care about security or that the cloud provides ultimate protection are debunked, shedding light on the evolving expectations and regulations surrounding data protection.

The ugly truth emerges as we delve into the constant threat of internet vulnerability scans and the risks organizations face when vulnerabilities are discovered. This post aims to dismantle these flawed mindsets, highlighting the need for a comprehensive security approach beyond insurance coverage and the importance of addressing vulnerabilities proactively.

Stay tuned for the upcoming parts of this conversation, where we will explore additional influential factors and provide insights into developing effective ISSPs. Together, let’s navigate the complex world of system security and ensure the protection of your organization’s invaluable assets.

Maximizing Email Security: Understanding the Importance of DKIM, SPF, and DMARC

Email is a crucial part of our daily lives, but unfortunately, it’s also a popular target for cybercriminals who use various tactics like spam, phishing, and spoofing to scam people. The FTC recently issued a warning to users of MetaMask and PayPal about phishing scams that are currently circulating through fake emails. The scam claims that the user’s cryptocurrency wallet has been blocked and encourages them to click a link and update their wallet to prevent the loss of their crypto. To protect email users from these threats, authentication protocols like DKIM, SPF, and DMARC are strongly recommended.

Investigating the FAA Outage: Separating Fact from Fiction

On January 11th, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) experienced a nationwide outage that caused widespread delays and cancellations for flights across the United States. The outage was caused by a problem with the FAA’s NOTAM (Notice To Air Mission) system.

NOTAMs are messages issued by the FAA to provide pilots with important information about flight restrictions, hazards, and other critical information. The NOTAM system is a critical component of the FAA’s air traffic control infrastructure, and the outage caused a ripple effect throughout the entire aviation system.

Creating Your Wireless Workspace in 2023

As more and more of us work remotely or from home, having a wireless workspace has become increasingly important. Not only does it allow for greater flexibility and mobility, but it can also help declutter your desk and make your work environment more efficient.

Sage Knows IT: The Future Risks of Smart Contracts

The Future Risks of Smart Contracts

In its simplest form, Smart Contracts are programmable logic (or code) that exists on a blockchain.  It is commonly used to define terms or agreements among parties such as ownership, rights, payment options or business logic.

Sage Knows IT: Moving Emails from Inbox to Labels using Outlook

How To Move Emails Directly Into Folders Using Gmail

One of the most successful ways to organize your Gmail is using the labels and filters option. Today, I will show you how to make the most out of this option and transform your inbox into a stress-free environment.

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Breaking Into I.T. in 2022 With These Tools [VIDEO]

Now more than ever, there is a significant need for IT Professionals. Whether you are brand new to the field, transitioning between jobs or looking to improve your skills….

Escaping Traditional Cyber Security Awareness Training

One of the apparent challenges many have with today’s methods of learning is literally consuming the same material without flair or consequences. In hindsight, I can see where that would be an issue.

Hacker Attempts To Poison Florida Water Supply

Last week it was reported that a Florida metropolitan water plant was a victim of a cyber attack. The threat actor reportedly accessed the water plant’s supervisory control and data acquisition or SCADA…

Cyber Security Awareness Month – Dumpster Diving

As the old adage goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That wisdom is no truer than the art of Dumpster Diving. Dumpster Diving is a technique that is used by threat actors to gain a foothold into an organization by going through the trash and retrieving sensitive…

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