Author: Laird Wilton

Total posts: 15

The (New) Best Practices for Your Password Policy

The (New) Best Practices for Your Password Policy

Posted on June 16, 2020 - by Laird Wilton

Password policy best practices were a hot security topic in 2019, as several major organizations (including NIST) issued new guidelines to create secure passwords. These updates have been primarily driven by ...

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How to Secure Email in Your Business with an Email Security Policy

How to Secure Email in Your Business with an Email Security Policy

Posted on June 24, 2020 - by Laird Wilton

The average work inbox is something of a minefield. According to Verizon’s yearly data breach report, phishing ranked as one of the top cybersecurity threats resulting in breaches in 2019. ...

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6 Best Practices For Email Security (Or, How Not to Be the Source of a Ransomware Attack at Your Company)

6 Best Practices For Email Security (Or, How Not to Be the Source of a Ransomware Attack at Your Company)

Posted on December 4, 2019 - by Laird Wilton

Your email accounts are where you are most vulnerable to being a victim of a cybercrime. Yet email security is often forgotten, even though a surprising number of attacks use ...

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How to Regain Customer Trust: Can Big Tech Companies Recover from a Data Breach?

How to Regain Customer Trust: Can Big Tech Companies Recover from a Data Breach?

Posted on October 27, 2020 - by Laird Wilton

We love to look to big tech companies as inspirational success stories, but are they really gleaming examples to which we should look up to? Despite their apparent success, some ...

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Guide to Starting a Basic Risk Assessment

Guide to Starting a Basic Risk Assessment

Posted on September 26, 2018 - by Laird Wilton

A risk assessment is one of the first steps in implementing your information security program, which will help provide an overview of your entire business. You'll use it to track ...

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The Greatest Obstacle to Security Programs

The Greatest Obstacle to Security Programs

Posted on September 13, 2018 - by Laird Wilton

You'd think every business that deals with customer information and data would have a security program in place by now. But that’s not the reality. There are trends and ...

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How to Start Implementing a Cybersecurity Program

How to Start Implementing a Cybersecurity Program

Posted on August 28, 2018 - by Laird Wilton

It is a major mistake to run a small or medium-sized business without any kind of cybersecurity program. But it’s not necessarily your fault, if that's the situation you ...

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Buyers are Scrutinizing the Data Protection Practices of SMBs

Buyers are Scrutinizing the Data Protection Practices of SMBs

Posted on June 15, 2018 - by Laird Wilton

It’s no surprise that customers have high expectations for companies when it comes to data protection. In fact, 71% of consumers believe organizations have an obligation to control access to ...

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A Poor Cyber Security Posture Damages Your Sales

A Poor Cyber Security Posture Damages Your Sales

Posted on June 12, 2018 - by Laird Wilton

If you’re a small business that’s selling, or hopes to sell, products to larger companies /organizations, you need to level-up your cyber security posture. Any weakness in your ...

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5 Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Intellectual Property

5 Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Posted on September 14, 2020 - by Laird Wilton

It happens all the time: one company discovers that another has replicated its product but cheaper and more quickly. Or, a competitor managed to successfully poach a high-ranking manager, and ...

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1 in 30 Canadians Affected by Facebook Data Breach

1 in 30 Canadians Affected by Facebook Data Breach

Posted on April 12, 2018 - by Laird Wilton

Facebook has announced how many Canadians have been impacted by the Cambridge Analytica data breach and the number is quite surprising. 622,161 Canadians have had their personal data shared with the ...

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GDPR: What it Means for Your Sales & Marketing Team

GDPR: What it Means for Your Sales & Marketing Team

Posted on April 6, 2018 - by Laird Wilton

You may have heard about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). It’s a new regulation that affects business owners that work with the personal data of European citizens. Companies ...

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Cultivating a Security Culture: 5 Steps to Engage Your Team in Information Security

Cultivating a Security Culture: 5 Steps to Engage Your Team in Information Security

Posted on September 3, 2020 - by Laird Wilton

Having an information security culture can dramatically improve the overall security within your organization. That’s because your employees are the frontline of defense against cyberattacks and malicious actors. Cultivating ...

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7 Steps to Protect PII and Achieve Compliance in Your Company

7 Steps to Protect PII and Achieve Compliance in Your Company

Posted on July 23, 2020 - by Laird Wilton

Is your company taking adequate steps to protect your employee and customers’ personally identifiable information (PII)? If not, you need to be. Enterprise businesses are pressuring their vendors on security ...

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5 Things to Secure Your Company Against Cyber Threats

5 Things to Secure Your Company Against Cyber Threats

Posted on February 24, 2017 - by Laird Wilton

Cyber threats are a serious business concern. Businesses and not-for-profit organizations are processing and storing larger and larger quantities of information about clients, members, employees, and partners. Much of it ...

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