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Month: April 2020

Dark and Threatening New Business Reality

Dark and Threatening New Business Reality Our New Business Reality is actually a magnification of what has been going on all along. The processes and activities that we are undertaking in new ways such as remote work capabilities for our employees has had a drastic effect on the occurrence of cyber crime. Dark Web sites…
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How Password Policies Protect Your Business

How Password Policies Protect Your Business As mentioned in an earlier article Combat the Password Crisis, Passwords are a necessary part of protecting your business assets. We have had to deal with our almost universal dislike of using and changing passwords for a long time now. It is because of this dislike that password policies…
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Day 12 Deploy a Multi-Layer Security Strategy

Security is asymmetrical. Where businesses must plan, prepare and defend against every threat or scenario, cybercriminals only need to find a single weakness or hole in your defenses to carry out their malicious plans. Protect your data and your business by deploying multiple security strategies together as one. At DB Cybersecurity Consulting, this is our…
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Strategy Day 11 Reduce Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

Nearly two-thirds of firms (65%) have experienced cyber-related issues in their supply chain in the past year1. As a part of your cyber readiness plan, you must deploy protocols to evaluate and monitor the security of your supplier networks and third-party vendors. This is a really overlooked aspect of your cybersecurity plan. Mostly because it…
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Strategy Day 10 Don’t Skip the Insurance

Increasing risks and threats of data breaches and ransomware, regardless of size or industry, have prompted many businesses to adopt Cyber Risk Insurance to protect themselves from catastrophic loss. Investing in a cyber insurance policy could save your business should you be the next victim. I know, buying insurance sucks. But you and I also…
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Strategy Day 8 Don’t Neglect Compliance

Maintaining regulatory compliance is mandatory for many organizations. While navigating and satisfying the obligations can be complicated and stressful, achieving compliance is a critical component of having a cyber ready business. Security and privacy are integral elements of compliance. The current situation requires that many businesses to employ work from home availability to key employees.…
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Strategy Day 9 Combat the Password Crisis

With over 80% of hacking-related breaches linked to weak, reused or stolen passwords*1, user credentials are emerging as the top vulnerability for businesses. Balance convenience and security by monitoring the dark web for exposed credentials, implementing multi-factor authentication, and streamlining control of password management. While many think passwords are outdated the fact remains that most…
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End-of-Life for Windows Products

Windows 7 and Server 2008 End-of-Life as passed. Many  people missed it amid the pandemic crisis that we are now trying to overcome. But now that we are in the most trying times and adjusting to remote workforce issues and the like it is even more important for small businesses to look at their current…
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Will They Call You Stupid or Irresponsible when…

Will They Call You Stupid or Irresponsible… when you fall victim to a cyber attack? When you fall victim to a cyber attack they will call you all sort of things. Those mentioned above are only a couple. It’s EXTREMELY unfair, isn’t it? Blaming the victim… Victims of all other crimes – burglary, rape, mugging,…
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Strategy Day 7 Continuous Network Intelligence

Knowledge is power. A critical component of cyber readiness is having on-demand insight of anomalous activities, suspicious changes, potentially harmful misconfigurations or any other malicious activities occurring internally on your network. Promptly detect and remove threats before they cause damage. I guess this is what I really like. finding bad stuff and removing or fixing…
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