Secure your Endpoints

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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 potentially sensitive identifiable information. As … Read More

Identify and Mitigate Vulnerabilities

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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 infrastructure. Specialized tools are used … Read More

Train and Test Your Employees

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This is the second piece of our five-part series discussing security concepts every business should consider.  Every company, should dedicate time and resources to training and testing employees to identify, react, and respond to IT security related events. It’s no secret in the IT security industry that hackers will attempt to take the path of least resistance. Often, this involves … Read More

Develop and Assess Your Security Program

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One of the most important and foundational security principles that every business should employ is the development or assessment of a security program. So, what exactly is a security program? It’s a set of guidelines expressed through documented policies and procedures that your business will follow based on security risks present to your company. As discussed in the first blog … Read More

coreSecurity: The Top 5 Security Concepts Every Business Should Consider

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With the turn of the new year, many people and businesses will reflect on their accomplishments over the past 12 months and develop new goals to progress towards for the coming year. During this time of reflection, it’s important to remember what you have built and how you will move forward to protect the fruits of your labor. As an … Read More

3 Social Engineering Attacks to Look Out For

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In today’s world, we are constantly on guard against thieves who continue to find new and inventive ways to infiltrate and gain access to our sensitive data. Small and medium businesses are primary targets for these attacks, as they typically do not require rigorous training to prepare employees to identify and respond to these types of attacks. Businesses spend thousands … Read More

Testing Security Awareness

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Your organization’s information security program should employ a defense in depth approach to protecting your data. Part of an in-depth approach is ensuring your employees are prepared to respond to security threats when they happen. As industry professionals, we observe time and time again network breaches that begin with an unprepared employee. As your security program strengthens and your employees … Read More

Responding To A Security Breach

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Responding to a Security Breach Does your Small business security program include a management plan that covers security breaches? According to recent studies, many organizations are ill-equipped to deal with a security data breach. In the last 12 months, hackers have breached half of all small businesses in the United States, according to the 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity Report. Falling … Read More

Why Endpoint Health Checks From Computer Forensics Can Save Your Colorado Business

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Advanced security breaches continue to occur even though companies have invested heavily in IT security systems. At Rigid Bits, we advocate for companies to prevent themselves first from cyber security through proactive computer forensics. What is computer forensics? Computer forensics is the investigation of the creation and use of digital data. This process involves the identification, preservation, recovery, analysis, and … Read More

How Penetration Testing Will Help Your Small Business Prepare for Real-World Cyber Attacks

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Small business owners know all too well that it’s a brave new world out there, full of potential threats that were virtually nonexistent just a couple of decades ago. Cyber attacks, in which hackers are able to infiltrate a business’s computer network, are becoming commonplace, and cybersecurity has become paramount in small business owners’ minds as they try to protect … Read More