A security assessment template for small businesses: Evaluate your IT security

A security assessment template for small businesses: Evaluate your IT security

“Through 2020, the majority of organizations will continue to misuse average IT security spending figures as a proxy for assessing security posture” –IT research and advisory firm, Gartner (full report available to clients)

In other words, businesses are mistakenly relying on IT security spending as their sole strategy to protect themselves against cyberthreats. This false sense of security means businesses are neglecting continual assessments and system updates.

Data breaches at large firms with deep pockets, such as Delta Air and Sears, are proof that IT security spending alone does not safeguard your business—you must also invest the time and effort needed to assess your organization’s security health.

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Are you smarter than a password manager? 3 products compared

Are you smarter than a password manager? 3 products compared

No, you’re not. Neither are your employees. Human achievement knows no bounds, but please, let’s leave the job of safest password manager to the software.

86 percent of users—including your employees—keep track of passwords in their head, letting their brains juggle around the strings and characters critical to keeping your company safe. And we aren’t as good as we think we are at managing passwords: (more…)