It is a wonderful and joyful time of the year, but unfortunately, it’s also a busy time for cybercriminals to take advantage of you.  The National Retail Federation (and IP Services!) would remind you of these simple precautions: Keep a clean machine – make sure whatever device you use for online shopping has the latest…

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Ransomware picture

According to a recent article in the Institutional Asset Manager Newsletter, the financial sector was one of the most targeted by cybercriminals in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic at a time when rapid shifts in working practices left organizations vulnerable. In the first emergency phase of the pandemic in Q2 2020, ransomware attacks on financial organizations…

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Shadow IT while always problematic for IT Departments has recently resurfaced as a real and present threat and risk to an organization and in particular, has become a focal area during FDIC examinations.     So, what does Shadow IT mean? Shadow IT (a.k.a., “unauthorized technology,” “unauthorized assets,” “unauthorized devices,” etc.) has created quite a name…

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WFA Cybersecurity

Shifting operations to a work from home (WFH) model introduces new cybersecurity considerations to your company/organization. Use this checklist to get ahead—and stay ahead—of new risks. Instigate a cybersecurity health checkup during and after the shift to WFH. Review all cybersecurity controls to identify gaps, prioritize, and remediate accordingly. Update your Technology & Data Use…

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IT Risks should always be taken seriously, there has been a significant amount of information and attention around this topic the last several years.   IT Risks have become pervasive and have crossed the boundaries between various industries. The sudden onslaught of IT Risks has become a problem for not only IT people in the organization…

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