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BEERSCURITY PODCAST – FORCED CRYPTOMINING – S01E01

Here it is! The first Rigid Bits Beerscurity Podcast. Pretty simple format here… We drink some beer and talk about security. In this episode we discuss “Forced Cryptomining” and what you can do to protect yourself.
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Should Venture Capitalists calculate cyber risks before investing? The odds say yes…

VC’s investments are prime targets for cyber attacks Venture Capitalists are serious risk takers. They offer money and consultancy to new companies with potential for significant financial return. Before an injection of capital into a company a VC will analyze the company and idea to determine if their investment is worthwhile. They may calculate the […]
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Colorado Legislators Propose Expansion of Cybersecurity Regulations

Newly Proposed Regulations In January of 2018 bi-partisan legislation was proposed to expand Colorado’s current cybersecurity laws. The bill, Protection for Consumer Data Privacy (HB18-1128), would broaden the scope for which companies collecting and storing data must secure personally identifiable information (PII) and report a data breach. If passed, the bill will go into effect […]
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New York enacts cybersecurity regulations. More states to follow.

23 NYCRR Part 500 is law Companies doing business in New York may no longer have a choice; New York legislation “23 NYCRR Part 500” is now law and requirements for minimum cybersecurity practices must be in place. Just this week, the grace period for the transition has ended and, as of February 15, 2018, […]
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Get HIPAA Compliant – The Soft and Hard Sides of HIPAA

If your company or organization creates, stores, accesses, or shares electronic personal health information (ePHI), you are required to comply with HIPAA regulations. If you assist these companies as a business associate, you are also required to be HIPAA compliant. The Soft & Hard Sides of HIPAA HIPAA compliance has two complimenting, yet different sides: […]
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Identify threats and respond accordingly

Wrapping up our series, here is the 5th most critical security principle that every business should consider. Identify threats and respond accordingly Attacks come in many different forms and it’s important for businesses to be ready to detect and respond appropriately. For this blog post, we’ll focus on detecting threats from endpoints. In the previous […]
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Secure your Endpoints

The fourth most critical security principle that every business should employ is the securing of endpoints. Endpoints are the devices that employees use on a daily basis to conduct their work. Think desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. These devices are critical to protect because they contain sensitive business information, financial data, proprietary information, and […]
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Identify and Mitigate Vulnerabilities

The third most important security principle that every business should employ is the identification and mitigation of vulnerabilities. Vulnerability assessments are a critical exercise that can help a company determine if their software, systems, and applications contain known vulnerabilities. A vulnerability is a fault that can potentially be leveraged by an attacker to compromise IT […]
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