Author: Darren Gallop

Total posts: 17

Best Practices for Data Classification in Your Business

Best Practices for Data Classification in Your Business

Posted on June 1, 2020 - by Darren Gallop

Although all businesses handle data, data classification strategies vary from one organization to the other. How you decide to label and classify your data may depend on a constellation of ...

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Reporting on Your Information Security Framework Compliance

Reporting on Your Information Security Framework Compliance

Posted on February 12, 2020 - by Darren Gallop

How to generate reports on your security program for customers or board members Businesses need answers to critical questions about their compliance with security controls. Companies often lean on their ...

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During Covid-19 Pandemic, Businesses Should Prepare for Increase in Cyber Crime

During Covid-19 Pandemic, Businesses Should Prepare for Increase in Cyber Crime

Posted on March 13, 2020 - by Darren Gallop

A global pandemic and troubling economic trends spell trouble ahead for businesses without strong cybersecurity plans in place   As the coronavirus is spreading, we are recommending to our ...

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How to Conduct a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment on Your Business

How to Conduct a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment on Your Business

Posted on June 9, 2020 - by Darren Gallop

Every business needs a cybersecurity risk assessment these days. Recognizing and understanding the specific risks facing your business makes you better prepared to plan for potential scenarios outside your control. ...

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How to Complete Security Questionnaires [For Vendors]

How to Complete Security Questionnaires [For Vendors]

Posted on November 28, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

For technology vendors, data privacy and security questionnaires are increasingly common. But they are also becoming longer, more complex, and more of a burden for the companies receiving them.  ...

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How B2B Startups Are Evaluated for Risk By Enterprise Organizations

How B2B Startups Are Evaluated for Risk By Enterprise Organizations

Posted on November 1, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

If your B2B startup is selling to enterprise companies, there is no doubt you are noticing an increased level of scrutiny around your company’s information management practices. You ...

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What NOT to Say During a Security Audit of Your Startup

What NOT to Say During a Security Audit of Your Startup

Posted on September 16, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

Founders and CTOs often say or do terrible things in security audits. Over the last three years, I have personally played a role in over 100 vendor security audits as both ...

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Why Every Company Needs a Disaster Recovery Policy

Why Every Company Needs a Disaster Recovery Policy

Posted on July 10, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

If a company relies on computers, it is highly likely that an IT failure would have a negative impact on the business - and make you wish you had a ...

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Top Security Trends for 2019

Top Security Trends for 2019

Posted on July 2, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

Now that we’re halfway through 2019, let’s take a look at our top five security trends for the year 2019. Some of these might seem obvious to you, which means ...

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7 Tips for Office LAN Security

7 Tips for Office LAN Security

Posted on June 14, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

Office network security is the local area network (LAN) in the workspace or office. Security of this network is a top priority. It doesn't matter how big your company is ...

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Staying Secure on Social Media

Staying Secure on Social Media

Posted on May 14, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

Social media is an almost unavoidable part of our daily lives. Whether that be personal use or professional, we’re exposing ourselves every day. This is why, as business owners, ...

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4 Tips for Implementing Physical Security

4 Tips for Implementing Physical Security

Posted on April 26, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

In our world of online information security, most of the time people are thinking about passwords and server protection. While these are obviously very important things to be thinking about, ...

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The Process Behind Third-Party Risk Management

The Process Behind Third-Party Risk Management

Posted on April 24, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

The decision to use a particular service or software is often already made before third-party risk management is engaged. Common process would be that a department head decides they want ...

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How to Protect Yourself When You Travel & Security Tips

How to Protect Yourself When You Travel & Security Tips

Posted on March 26, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

Travel security isn't always the first thing on your mind when you're planning a business trip. But security is always a top priority when I'm working remotely and traveling. Not ...

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How to Build Your Security Team

How to Build Your Security Team

Posted on March 5, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

Building a security team within a company can be a time consuming and confusing process. There are many roles and branches of the Security Team. When assembling your team it’...

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How to Secure Your Business for Free [16 Great Security Tools]

How to Secure Your Business for Free [16 Great Security Tools]

Posted on February 22, 2019 - by Darren Gallop

Many companies, especially small businesses or startups, start off with an information security program that relies on free security tools. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in setting up ...

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Securicy Policy Builder Launches in TechStars Boston Accelerator Program

Securicy Policy Builder Launches in TechStars Boston Accelerator Program

Posted on February 1, 2018 - by Darren Gallop

Securicy, a Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Boston, Massachusetts-based provider of end-to-end cybersecurity tools and resources for small and mid-sized business,  announces today the launch of Policy Builder, ...

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