How to Adopt Zero Trust Security for Your SMB

With the cyberthreat landscape getting more complicated with every passing minute, cybersecurity deserves more attention than ever before. You can no longer put all your faith and trust in applications, interfaces, networks, devices, traffic and users. Misjudging and misplacing your trust in a devious entity can lead to severe breaches that can damage your business. Zero Trust Security practices, however, can go a long way towards helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) minimize cybersecurity risks and prevent data breaches.

Wisconsin Act 73 Insurance Data Security

Wisconsin’s new cybersecurity law was signed by Governor Tony Evers on July 15, 2021, and can be found in Wisconsin Statutes Subchapter IX of Chapter 601. The new law is aimed at protecting consumers from increasing risks of cybersecurity threats such as ransomware and data breaches from their insurers and their affiliate agencies. Threat actors remain on the offensive everyday so time is of the essence. Wisconsin insurers should immediately take steps to familiarize themselves with the new legislation and take immediate action to become compliant.

Attention, Attention… This is not a Drill!

Recently a major Health Insurance Provider sent out a “Security Due Diligence Questionnaire” to all of its partners and vendors. If you work in the health insurance industry and received this notification, this request may have come to you as quite a shock.

What is a Vulnerability Assessment, and why do I need one?

It is important to first understand that every business, regardless of size… collects, manages, manipulates, and stores some amount of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from its customers, partners, and vendors. That means that every business, regardless of size, has the inherent responsibility (even under law) to guard and protect not only its own proprietary data, but also the data that it collects, manages and stores from others.

Paging Doctor Google… Doctor Google, Please Report “Everywhere”.

Initially reported by the Wall Street Journal and corroborated by the New York Times, Google and health care provider Ascension (the second-largest managed health system in the U.S.) initiated “Project Nightingale” last year in the shadows of ominous secrecy.

Free Resources from ITNS Consulting!

We’re always looking to find new ways to help our clients, prospects, and our community. One of our key objectives is focused on increasing Security Awareness within our business community through our blog posts, Security Awareness Training, and by providing helpful tools that make managing your IT systems more effective. Here are a few FREE resources you can use to assist in those endeavors…

6 Tips to make your passwords better

Passwords… they’re everywhere. How many passwords do people use everyday? Far too many, that’s for sure. Passwords are the gatekeeper to keeping your business and personal information secure… but are your passwords effective? Do you use complex passwords to protect your sensitive data? Some of us do, but most don’t. Here’s a list of 6 tips to make your passwords better: