Category Archives: Security

What is and what isn’t working when it comes to cybersecurity

Given technology’s fast-paced, innovative nature, it’s no surprise that many terms associated with the industry experience a brief shelf life. Although many of these buzzwords are fleeting, certain terms like “cybersecurity” have transformed from popular jargon into one of the most important topics in Internet technology today. With the average cost of a security breach […]
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What it will take for cybersecurity to become common sense

Changing your password needs to become like washing your hands after using the bathroom — a habit. We’re a long way off from that. Look both ways before you cross the street. Wash your hands before leaving the bathroom. Put a seat belt on when you get in the car. Don’t eat the yellow snow. […]
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Cybersecurity 411: Effective Incident Response

An effective incident response program should help an organization deal with a breach. In the fourth part of his cybersecurity series, Jeremy Rasmussen shares the steps to take after a hacking has occurred. This is the fourth in a series of articles to inform multifamily professionals of the current cybersecurity threat-scape and recommend best practices […]
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Cybersecurity 411: Tech Myths

A firewall is absolutely necessary for network protection, but it often provides little more than a false sense of security. In this third part of his cybersecurity series, Jeremy Rasmussen advises on additional precautions you should take. This is the third in a series of articles to inform multifamily professionals of the current cybersecurity threat-scape […]
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Cybersecurity 411: Implementing Governance

A lack of due diligence with cybersecurity can lead to hefty financial penalties, lost business and productivity, regulatory fines and litigation. But cybersecurity starts with executive buy-in. Without it, the program will have no direction to succeed. This is the second in a series of articles to inform multifamily professionals of the current cybersecurity threat-scape […]
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Cybersecurity 411: The Value of Your Information

The cost of a data breach is significant today, and will only continue to escalate as liability, regulation and other factors increase. This is the first in a series of articles to inform multifamily professionals of the current cybersecurity threat-scape and recommend best practices for dealing with these issues. PART I–THE VALUE OF YOUR INFORMATION The […]
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Cybersecurity for the Road Warrior: 3 Tips for Success

The clever tricks attackers use to compromise your mobile devices may surprise you, so harden your defenses with these three tips and confidently work from anywhere. Many of you have to travel for work. That makes you an attractive target to cyber criminals that want to steal trade secrets, customer information, or even infect your […]
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Cybersecurity is hot, and these Washington colleges teach it

Cybersecurity experts are among the most sought-after workers in the tech field, and Washington colleges and universities are stepping up to help fill the many job vacancies. Washington colleges and universities are ramping up their offerings in cybersecurity, a field that’s in such high demand that many jobs go unfilled. “Right now there are two […]
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Bankers Are Hiring Cyber-Security Experts to Help Get Deals Done

->Global threats, recent WannaCry ransom attack fuel awareness ->Cybersecurity will increasingly become part of deal-vetting Executives and investors are hiring an unlikely crowd to help them do deals: computer geeks. Companies and investment funds are adding an extra layer of scrutiny to acquisitions by screening targets for cybersecurity risks, as global computer attacks raise awareness. […]
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Four Cybersecurity Lessons from “Mr. Robot”

Rarely does anyone tell you to watch TV to learn anymore, but, this month, I would highly recommend watching USA Network’s “Mr. Robot.” The show follows a young programmer who works in cybersecurity by day and is a vigilante hacker by night. “Mr. Robot” does an excellent job of showing how business and personal information […]
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