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You’ve been Phished by a Threat Actor, Now What?

February 3, 2022

What are the steps you should be taking after you’ve been phished? In one of our recent blogs, the Ponemon Institute reported that business costs have tripled from 2015 to 2021 due to phishing incidents. It’s obvious that bad actors aren’t taking their foot off the gas anytime soon. In fact, they’re currently looking for…

Data Privacy: What is Kryptonite to the Most Effective and Deadly Threat Actors?

January 31, 2022

Here are the top 4 threat deterrents they don’t want you to know. Data privacy security has never been more vital towards healthcare organizations than it is today. For example, Black Kite recently published their annual 2022 Third-Party Breach Report, which examined the impact of third-party cyber breaches in 2021. Their findings are quite alarming…

Cybersecurity Champions For Business: How to reduce your bottom-line costs by 48%-71%, while achieving your financial business objectives

January 27, 2022

Cyber threats are raining down on your business daily… threat actors have one objective in mind— to make a quick profit. They do this most successfully by stealing your data to sell to other threat actors that will get even more data (and money) from you and around it goes.  As a business owner, it…

Get these top 5 gifts for the techie nerd in your life.

December 16, 2021

Get these top 5 gifts for the techie nerd in your life.  For those of you with a loved one who is really into tech, it can be difficult to find them the right gift. You might have already tried to surprise them with clothing, fitness gadgets, food, booze, or any other thing that most…

Peloton and Oculus Quest 2: How these 2 companies are using technology to get you fit over the holidays!

December 15, 2021

How will you get fit in 2022?   Are you tired of the same old boring routine?   Are you fed up with trying to find the time to get to the gym?  Do you need help staying on track?   Then, consider using technology to spice up and track your workouts in the convenience of your home…

Stay safe, smart and connected on these 3 virtual platforms this season. Here’s how…

December 14, 2021

How will you stay connected to your family over the holiday season? Since the start of the pandemic, it has become the new “normal” to travel less and avoid large groups of people. In parallel to our reduced social interactions and outings is the rise of cyber threats and crime. Hackers do not just target…

Cybersecurity protection: Why your company data is in THE MOST DANGER over a holiday weekend

December 3, 2021

What do you think all of these companies have in common?  Saturday, May 8, 2021- Colonial Pipeline  Friday, May 27, 2021- meat processing giant JBS  Friday, July 2, 2021- IT management software company, Kaseya  There aren’t many commonalities except…they were ALL infected with ransomware over a holiday weekend. While it is well understood cybercriminals attack…

Data Privacy Champions!

December 3, 2021

Cooperative Systems Joins a Nationwide Global Effort to Support Data Privacy Day by Signing On as a Champion Organizations across the world are generating awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. January 26, 2022 – Today we’re announcing our commitment to being a Champion of Data Privacy (CDPD) and increasing…

5 Ways to Shop Safely Online this Holiday Season

November 23, 2021

Tis the season for gift giving, which for busy people everywhere, means online shopping.   Online shopping is so popular that American shoppers are predicted to spend a total of $929 billion during the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday sales, according to market research company, eMarketer.   More people online shopping presents a very tempting situation for cybercriminals. So much so, that Infosecurity magazine predicts that there will be an estimated 50…

CMMC 2.0: An overview of the upcoming changes

November 16, 2021

On November 4, 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a significant shift in the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. To help you understand why this change was made and how it will affect your business, let’s review the history of the CMMC program.  Why was the CMMC 1.0 framework created?  The CMMC 1.0…

HIPAA Compliance: A 5 Step-Guide to keep you out of the HIPAA doghouse

November 9, 2021

More and more physicians and healthcare providers are transitioning to digital records from paper. The benefits of going to digital records are endless and include savings on time and physical storage needs. Sharing records digitally also increases staff efficiencies. Physicians can share lifesaving patient info with other doctors with just the click of a button.  …

Financial services: Keep these 4 regulatory compliance institutions on speed dial

November 2, 2021

Whether you are a bank, credit union or other financial services business, you know there are institutions keeping a watchful eye over your firm’s compliance.   There are a variety of compliance regulations and laws you must abide by. Here’s a rundown of the top regulatory compliance institutions for the financial industry.  FINRA  For those of…