Archive for Cybersecurity

Are You Using The Same Three Passwords From Five Years Ago?

Using weak or reused passwords can make it easier for hackers to guess your passwords. Reduce your risk by using a password manager to track and generate strong, unique passwords.

What is a Firewall? 

A firewall is a network security device or software that examines incoming and outgoing network traffic. It uses a set of security guidelines to approve or deny data packets. A firewall establishes a barrier between external sources — like the internet — and your internal network to block malicious traffic like hackers and viruses.

What is Data Exfiltration?

Data exfiltration is when malware or a bad actor transfers data from a device like a mobile phone or computer. When data is exported, stolen, or leaked, it can pose a serious threat to an organization. Companies can face extensive financial and reputational damage when they fail to safeguard their data against data exfiltration.

What is the NIST Framework?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the U.S. Department of Commerce developed a cybersecurity framework (CSF) that helps organizations of all sizes better grasp, manage, and minimize their cybersecurity risk.

What is Ransomware? 

Ransomware is a variety of malware that restricts users from accessing their systems or personal documents and demands a ransom in exchange for regaining access. Usually, ransoms are payable with cryptocurrency. How it Works You can typically activate ransomware by opening a harmful link or attachment.

What is Network Segmentation?

Network segmentation divides a computer network into various segments to improve the network’s performance, enhance security, increase monitoring, and localize technical issues. This network security technique compartmentalizes the network, so each section acts as its own small network with unique security services and controls for each. Administrators can use segmentation to protect static IP addresses

What Investment Management Execs Need to Know About NIST’s CSF 2.0

Examine the key updates and advancements introduced in CSF 2.0 so that you are prepared with the knowledge and insights necessary to combat all emerging cyber risks.  But don’t go it alone.

How Investing in Proactive Cyber Operations Helps You Save

As an investment management CTO or Head of Cybersecurity, you understand the grave risks posed by ransomware attacks. Learn how investing in proactive cyber operations today can help you outmaneuver even the savviest ransomware hackers tomorrow.

Vital Lessons from LPL & Ameriprise Ahead of Copilot Implementation

Recent SEC actions against firms like LPL Financial and Ameriprise highlight the need for strong data governance, especially in electronic messaging. Consider this before implementing AI tools like M365 Copilot.

More Stringent PCI Requirements and Complexity Coming March 2024

As of March 31st, 2024, significant updates to the PCI DSS will introduce new challenges and complexities. At Agio, our team of experts remains vigilant in tracking these changes, ensuring that merchants and service providers are equipped to navigate the evolving landscape of PCI compliance.

Not Bundling XDR & Managed IT, Leaves Room for Vulnerabilities

When you have separate managed IT and extended detection & response providers, you’re in a potentially vulnerable position. Discover how bundling eradicates prevalent vulnerabilities observed by Agio Cybersecurity Analysts.

If You’re Thinking “A Cyber Attack Won’t Happen to Me,” Think Again

Cyber-attacks are no laughing matter, and they target everyone, regardless of the size or scope of your firm. Read on as we discuss the dangerous misconception that size somehow acts as a shield against cyber threats.