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Cybersecurity Policies for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

The lack of cybersecurity protocols in a growing company can be for a multitude of reasons: the lack of resources to help develop policies and a misunderstanding of how important cybersecurity truly is just to name a few. Also, a common misconception amongst small to medium-sized businesses is that building a cybersecurity program requires a significant capital investment. When in reality, formulating a program can be a cost-efficient process with the right tools and resources, and not to mention that it begins to protect against additional losses from a cyber attack.

How to Build Your Employee Monitoring Posture to Combat Ransomware

Ransomware has become an annual event for many organizations, costing them millions in lost productivity and revenue. While there have been some notable successes in fighting off this threat, the industry as a whole must continue strengthening its resolve in order to safeguard against future attacks. Part of this can come down to recognizing the role that users and employees play in fighting off these attacks and providing them with the info and tools they need to help reduce risks.

Improving your experience as a cybersecurity freelancer

An international survey of 479 cybersecurity industry professionals conducted by Exabeam, reported that 62% of the surveyed professionals consider their jobs either stressful or very stressful. One of the best parts of becoming a cybersecurity freelancer is that you get to do critical and impactful work in a way that still promotes flexibility and balance in other areas of life. To take this path, there are a lot of factors that determine the overall experience that you have as a freelancer. ‍

Insider Threats and the Dark Web Increase Remote Work Risks

The “Dark Web” is often portrayed as a gloomy realm of internet land where you can find criminals and offenders lurking around every corner. Though there is some truth to this perception, there are also many misconceptions about the Dark Web and its role in the security or insecurity of businesses. Furthermore, the continuous embracement of remote work has led to an unexpected shift in the way the dark web is being used today. Without awareness and understanding of these concepts, it’s impossible to prepare for the looming threats that this obscure area of the net introduces to enterprises.

Leveraging National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to Reduce Insider Threats

This is especially important in an era where human-related cyber threats are at an all-time high. From intentionally malicious insiders to unmindful employees prone to accidents, these threats can have significant consequences on companies of all sizes. Ongoing high-profile breaches have brought this issue of insider threats into the spotlight.

Moving Past Common Small Business Security Myths

Small businesses are primary targets of cyber attacks, yet most don't know what to look for and how to prevent them. Get the facts, and tips for protection, from Fortune 500 cyber security expert and founder of Cyber Pop-up, Dr. Christine Izuakor.

Dr. Christine Izuakor

Cyber Pop-up Founder & CEO

Protecting Your Shopify Store: 7 Effective Strategies to Defend Your eCommerce Business from Cyber Attacks.

Securing your Shopify store is not just about protecting data; it’s about safeguarding your brand reputation, your customers’ data, and fostering customer trust. By implementing robust cybersecurity measures and staying vigilant, you can ensure the resilience and longevity of your online business in an environment in which cyber breaches are increasingly a threat. ‍

Kelly Smith

Cyber Pop-up Director of Sales & Marketing

Securing your businesses beyond the office perimeter

For most businesses, the corporate boundaries have expanded over time. The traditional office has now morphed into a hub-and-spoke model with an increasing number of employees working remotely. This shift to remote work isn't new. Between 2005 and 2018, there was a 173% rise in the US remote workforce. The trend spiked in 2020 when 88% of organizations worldwide encouraged remote work to flatten the pandemic's spread.‍

The South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act

The SCIDSA is a state law that was enacted in 2018 and became effective on January 1, 2019. The law applies to all licensed insurance entities in South Carolina, including insurers, agents, brokers, and other entities that are authorized to operate under the state’s insurance laws. No matter the size of your business, if you are an insurance entity licensed in the state of South Carolina, then SCIDSA applies to you. Learn more here.‍

Understanding the What and How's of Cyber Attacks

Do you know the most common methods hackers use to crack your code? Learn about the tricks and channels that helping hackers breach security, compromise your own and your customers' data, your payment methods and much more.

Why Freelancing is the future of cybersecurity employment and how you can be in a place to benefit

There has been a shift in how companies are choosing to address their cybersecurity challenges that are hard to ignore. According to a survey of 850 small and medium-sized businesses across numerous countries, 77% of them expect at least half of their cybersecurity needs will be outsourced within the next five years. Furthermore, of those surveyed, 78 percent plan to invest more in cybersecurity within the next year. The number of companies that have traditional in-house cybersecurity teams is slowly dwindling due to the competition of recruiting and costs associated with onboarding. A clear benefit is the ability to hire a specialized individual for a specific cybersecurity issue and this circumstance aligns quite well with the on-demand model of sourcing expertise. ‍