Protecting Yourself on the Cloud: Creating Secure Passwords

October 22nd, 2014

In today’s world, a password could be the only thing standing between a hacker and every piece of your personal information. To better protect yourself against attacks, consider our tips and tricks for creating safe, secure passwords.

What a secure password is not.

Recent HIPAA Changes and Deadlines

October 2nd, 2014

The HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule was enacted in 2013 by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) based on statutory changes under the HITECH Act. Most of it went into effect in 2013, but it also gave covered entities until September 22, 2014, to update the existing “Business Associate Agreements” they already had in place.

Protection, Detection, Response

July 30th, 2014

If you own a business and believe that all of your cyber-crime threats are covered, I submit that you are solemnly misinformed. Even large international bank war games scenario group -- a group that predicts and tests scenarios for the bank before they happen -- admit that, while not covered, at least these large banks are actively and proactively looking at threats and working hard to figure out what's next and how to preempt and attack.

Virus Protection 101: Install, Scan, Think

July 16th, 2014

Your computer is home to hundreds -- if not thousands -- of important files, documents and pictures. Business files, account information, taxes and precious family memories are all stored on your hard drive, but one wrong move and everything could be compromised.

Data Security

September 3rd, 2013

Security weakness left New York Times (NYT) vulnerable. Security experts say the NYT website was brought down because of an IT “misstep” that allowed hackers to redirect users, CIO Journal reports. Members of the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into the Times’ registrar, a third party company where the site’s underlying Internet address is stored, and changed it to bring users to the group’s own site, Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for the news company, told CIO Journal.

Pentagon will spend $23 Billion protecting their computer networks – How much are you spending?

June 14th, 2013

The Pentagon is asking for $23 Billion over the next five years for Cyber security to protect their computer networks.  At i3 Business Solutions, we're asking you, "How much are you spending over the next five years to protect the risk and security of your business?"
Pentagon Five-Year Cybersecurity Plan Seeks $23 Billion
By Tony Capaccio - Jun 10, 2013 1:36 PM ET

The article goes on to say:
"The budget outline shows “increased investment will be made in protecting critical infrastructures,” cyber-attack capabilities “for use against our adversaries and enhancing overall security of DoD networks and systems,” Harry Raduege, chairman of Deloitte LLP’s Center for Cyber Innovation in Washington, said in a statement.