Rigid Bits Talks Cybersecurity With Insurance Agents In Waco Texas

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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

Should Venture Capitalists calculate cyber risks before investing? The odds say yes…

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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

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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.

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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

Identify threats and respond accordingly

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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 post, we discussed the importance … Read More

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