Security Technology: SD-WAN

Welcome to the last week of Cyber Security Awareness month! So far, we’ve really focused on being cyber aware in regards to current types of threats (phishing and ransomware for example) and the importance of training staff and being prepared for anything. Being “technology aware” is vitally important for today’s organizations as the threat landscape (and threat surfaces) evolve rapidly. Most organizations recognize a daunting number of best practices and security requirements,...

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Ransomware Awareness & Response

Welcome back to Cyber Security Awareness Month with Secure Sense! Last week we discussed human error in cyber security and the importance of training your employees to avoid being a victim of a phishing scheme or social engineering attack. This week, we are reviewing ransomware – an attack that is often times a result of credentials stolen via phishing campaigns, or from malicious email links themselves. Ransomware attacks have hit...

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Security Awareness Training

Welcome back to cyber security awareness month with Secure Sense! Due to the current climate, many organizations have transformed their business to run mainly online, and may even have moved their employees to work completely remote. It’s extremely important to regularly keep up on cyber security training for staff as the risk of cyber attacks continue to rise. Cyber Security Awareness month makes for a great time to review your cyber...

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The Value of a Secure Sense Managed Service

It’s October and you know what that means – Welcome back to Cyber Security Awareness Month with Secure Sense! Last year, we talked a lot about the new “cyber norm” as 2020 was the year for changes and transitions into a new way of handling cyber security. This year, as many organizations have settled into the new norm, or now just “the norm," we’re going to focus on the importance of...

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Cyber Security Training: Why Everyone Needs It

Cyber Security Training: Why Everyone Needs It

Welcome to the final blog of cyber security awareness month! We’d like to finish off this week of Human Disadvantage and Security to discuss the importance of cyber security training and why it’s important for all organizations to implement training for their employees. Throughout the month, we’ve discussed many different areas of cyber security for which we feel it’s important to raise awareness including what cybersecurity looks like today, the...

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Password Hygiene and Security

Many of our daily activities have moved to the internet such as reading our mail, banking, watching movies, and shopping. But what do all of these activities have in common?  If you guessed passwords, than you are absolutely correct! All these accounts we set up require passwords and too often we take shortcuts like re-using passwords or using weak passwords to avoid having to remember multiple, complex passwords. On average, users create 150 password-protected accounts and many users reuse the same...

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Are You Cyber Strong?

Welcome to the last week of Cyber Security Awareness Month! As we wrap up this month, we will be discussing the Human Disadvantage and Security. Today we’re breaking down what it means to be cyber strong and staying secure. If you’ve been following along on the blog this month, you should be well versed in many basic security measures you can take (even if you’re not a security expert!) to ensure...

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Week 3: Pop Quiz Answers

Happy Monday and welcome to the fourth and final week of Cyber Security Awareness Month! As always, thank you to those who participated in our LinkedIn Pop Quiz on Friday. Continue reading for the pop quiz answers below! We have entered all participants (with correct answers!) in the draw and your name has been entered each time you answered a question correctly. Below are the pop quiz answers to each question: Which of the following is not a benefit of...

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The Importance of Professional Services in Cyber Security

Continuing on the broader theme of Security Awareness and Security Services, we turn our attention to the important role that Professional Services play in the security industry. A wise person once said that knowing what one does not know is the first step to finding answers. Of course, there are many reasons to seek out a Professional Service Provider, including concerns of operational efficiency, staffing, compliance best practices and so forth,...

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The Real Value of a Managed Service

We’ve entered week three of Cyber Security Awareness Month and we’re excited to turn our focus to the importance of a managed security service and how working with a service provider can keep your organization safe and out of the headlines! Security awareness is about relationships of guidance and partnerships between those that can help and those that have the opportunity to benefit from advice. While services have many benefits in...

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