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13
May

How the Order Affects Federal Cybersecurity On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order on cybersecurity.  (The full text of the order can be found here.)  The order had been discussed and anticipated in the cybersecurity community for a long time–dating back to the Obama administration.  It’s been generally well-received in the cybersecurity community. There […]

4
May

Cybersecurity Should be Part of Your Planning Cybersecurity has become a priority for policymakers at every level of government and a major point of emphasis for businesses in nearly every sector. Not surprisingly, some think it will be the biggest issue companies will face in 2017. While major security breaches at large corporations like Yahoo […]

2
May

BYOD Makes Sense for Austin Small Businesses More and more, Austin is becoming a recognized leader in small business. CNBC named Austin the No. 1 place to start a business in America, and from 2010-2013, the number of small businesses grew by 7 percent, the highest rate in the nation. We can maintain that lead […]

1
May

How Small Businesses Can Address the Need for Cybersecurity Expertise In the face of a growing number of cybersecurity threats and increasingly sophisticated attacks, IT professionals need help. Unfortunately, they’re having a hard time finding it. According to Cisco, there are more than 1 million unfilled cybersecurity positions around the globe. To drive that nail further, a […]

23
Apr

OCR will Levy HIPAA Fines on Nonprofits The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for HIPAA enforcement. On April 12, they issued the following announcement: On January 27, 2012, MCPN filed a breach report with OCR indicating that a hacker accessed employees’ email accounts and obtained 3,200 individuals’ […]

18
Apr

The need for tech talent continues to grow. In its 2017 State of Tech Recruiting report, Built In indicated that 53 percent of companies surveyed have salary increases planned for 2017 in hopes of attracting the most qualified personnel. Other sources report similar growth. The Computing Technology Industry Association’s 2016 edition of Cyberstates revealed that the technology industry […]