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Cyber Security Audits

The number of reported Cyber Security breaches have been increasing each year. What may be even more alarming is that the number of records breached per incident has also increased. The following information was obtained from breachlevelindex.com. This website has a lot of useful information regarding data breaches. If you are into numbers head over to their website and take a look.
Year # of Breach Incidents Records Breached
2015 1,673 707,509,815
2016 1,792 1,378,509,261
2017 (First Half) 918 1,901,866,611
  Data breaches can be expensive. According to securityintelligence.com the global average cost per record in 2017 is $141. This number represents a decrease of 11.4 percent over last year. This reduce in cost is attributed to companies strengthening...

Security for your Network

Network security is a very important component of any business, small or large. In this article I would like to discuss a piece of technology called "Unified Threat Management" and how it can help you stay secure.     What is Unified Threat Management? Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems come in the following forms:
  • Network Hardware Appliance
  • Cloud Service
  • Virtual Appliance
A UTM typically combines a variety of security services such as a firewall, intrusion prevention/detection, anti-malware and web content/spam filtering. The anti-malware software installed on your computer helps provide protection for that individual device while a UTM installed at the edge of your network helps provide protection for the entire network. Deploying both of these counter-measures is a strategy known as "Defense in Depth" and is a industry best practice. Here are the definitions of some of the network security...