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Your Holiday Cyber Safety Guide

The holiday season is the most critical time of the year for most business. And with all efforts focused on sales, many businesses take their eyes off the cybersecurity ball and lose sight of scams that target their small business.…

From Bad to Worse

By now, we’re all aware of the recent set of security chip vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, affecting modern computer processors and enabling would-be attackers easy access to sensitive information from computers, tablets and smartphones made after 1955. In…

SMB iSAO speaks at ISAO Standards Organizations Inaugural Event

Capitalizing on the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the ISAO’s Standards Organization hosted the Inaugural International Information Sharing Conference in Washington DC. The goal was to push the information sharing ecosystem forward as trust is being built among its community members.…

New small business ISAO seeks to fill gap in support for fending off cyber attacks

The newly established Small and Mid-Sized Business Information Sharing and Analysis Organization is seeking to expand its membership to address what the group’s leaders see as a void in support for smaller companies to defend against cyber threats. SMB ISAO…

The Hunt for In-House Cybersecurity Talent

More and more companies are finding their organizations grossly exposed to cyber-attacks because of a shortage in cybersecurity-trained IT specialists. Unfortunately for many of these companies, their current in-house IT specialists have maybe a year of basic cybersecurity experience, but…

Information Sharing and Analysis Centers: A great way to improve cybersecurity

They Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) was signed by President Obama and paved the way for businesses to share cyber threat information or what is known as cyber threat indicators, with the U.S. Government. The program, managed by…

FOIA and Sunshine Law Protections: Why are they significant?

Litigation is the primal fear of any small and mid-sized business owner and any protection from litigation or evidence to support litigation is of critical importance. It is why the cybersecurity insurance markets are worth hundreds of millions, if not…

What Information Does a Business Share with an ISAO?

Small and Midsized businesses are considerably concerned about their interaction with an ISAO and the sharing of information that takes place. The concern, justifiably so, centers around the type of information shared, culpability for a hack if the information is…

Addressing the Privacy Concerns of SMBs relating to ISAOs

Much like the concern about the type of information that can be shared under the CISA act with the U.S. Government, many companies and customers have justifiable concerns about the privacy of that information. While even the NSA can be…