Mitigating Risks Associated With Your Personal Data


Your Data is Not YOUR Data Anymore… Your personal data is no longer yours once it has been provided to a business online. As a consumer, you have placed your trust in a business that they will adequately protect your information from unauthorized access. Hackers attempting to access this information specifically target the confidentiality of your data. It is nearly … Read More

Guidance for approaching your Cybersecurity Program

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They say that knowing is half the battle. Thanks to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, businesses can know where they stand and where they need to go by taking an objective look at their current cybersecurity posture. For this blog post, we’ll focus on what a company, with an immature cybersecurity program, should consider when tackling cyber challenges. Cybersecurity professionals make … Read More

Rigid Bits Talks Cybersecurity With Insurance Agents In Waco Texas


Trusted Choice IIAT Conference Rigid Bits attended the Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents of Texas conference this week in Waco Texas. The conference was aimed at helping insurance agents grow their business and better support their customers. Rigid Bits exhibited at the conference and met with business owners who clearly had Cybersecurity on their minds. We discussed Cybersecurity risk, areas … Read More

Business Email Compromise: Protections and Recovery

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Business Email Compromise Protections and Recovery Actions In June of 2018, Crowdstrike published a blog post which outlines capabilities to pull forensic evidence from Microsoft Outlook after a business email compromise. Shortly after, these capabilities were removed and no longer available. We’ve increasingly been asked to assist with business email compromise and there have been a few key takeaways from … Read More

HIPAA 101: The 30-Minute Guide to Understanding Compliance


On July 18th, Rigid Bits invites agencies that sell Life and Health to join us in an overview of HIPAA and services that can simplify your compliance efforts! This July 18th, we’ll be hosting the webinar discussed below to take a closer look at HIPAA compliance requirements. Learn how to determine if HIPAA regulations apply to your business and educate your … Read More

NAIC Cybersecurity Legislation

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Insurance industry regulators (NAIC) push cybersecurity requirements Cybersecurity and insurance providers share one very similar and discerning viewpoint. Our business decisions and services we provide to customers are always based on risk. We help clients understand how threats, vulnerabilities, and their impact may disrupt personal and business continuity. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), a regulating body, has recognized … Read More

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 potential ROI, timelines, and risks … Read More

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 September 1, 2018. Additionally, the … Read More

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, covered entities are required to … Read More

Get HIPAA Compliant – The Soft and Hard Sides of HIPAA

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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: The soft and the hard. … Read More