Category Archives: Security

IT technician updating a company's cybersecurity framework

How Can Implemented Cybersecurity Framework Prevent Data Breaches?

Data breaches are one of the most serious cybersecurity threats a company can face. Companies are responsible for protecting their valuable and sensitive data from unauthorized access, and implementing a cybersecurity framework is an effective way to do this. However, over 50% of small business1 don’t have cybersecurity measures like a cybersecurity strategy in place, […]
close up of hands of employee working on laptop, trying to protect personal information online

How to Protect Personally Identifiable Information from Cyber Threats

There is an alarming trend of cybercriminals targeting personal information for their own malicious reasons, which creates a unique challenge for how to protect personal information online. In 2021, Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC) “data revealed that 83% of… incidents exposed 889 million sensitive data records1 that impacted more than 150 million individuals.” This data […]
male and female employees discussing the importance of password protection for cybersecurity awareness month

Why Implementing a Strong Password Policy is Important for Your Business’s Data

Cybersecurity awareness month is here, and there’s no better time to remind employees about the importance of implementing a strong password policy. While it may seem like a no-brainer, statistics show that weak and easily guessed passwords are still one of the leading causes of data breaches. In fact, according to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach […]
female employees at computer desk going over employee security awareness training

What is Employee Security Awareness Training and How Can It Protect My Company Online?

Cybercriminals are getting better at what they do. They’re constantly finding new ways to exploit security vulnerabilities and trick employees into giving them access to sensitive data. About 90% of data breaches are caused by human error. That’s why it’s crucial for companies to have a robust employee security awareness training program in place. This […]
CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Brightline IT’s Key Takeaways from CISA’s “See Yourself In Cyber” Theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is basing this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign on people. The campaign, called “See Yourself in Cyber” is focused on demonstrating that while cybersecurity can seem complex, at the end of the day it’s really just about people. The campaign encourages people to “see themselves taking action to […]

What’s The Difference Between Compliance and Ethics?

What’s The Difference Between Compliance and Ethics? As we celebrate Compliance and Ethics Week, we have been thinking about some of the confusion that many people have about the roles that ethics and compliance play in organizations. In this article, we discuss the difference between compliance and ethics, and how they work together and separately […]
How Microsoft Office 365 Empowers the Modern Workplace

How Microsoft Office 365 Empowers the Modern Workplace

Work has changed. Here’s how Microsoft Office 365 is helping offices keep up. For decades, the workplace has undergone gradual changes as businesses have moved from analog systems to digital systems, and then from local networks to cloud-based networks. Each new stage has required new investments in IT infrastructure, and businesses have thrived or floundered […]
New Phishing Attacks on the Rise in 2021.

New Phishing Attacks on the Rise in 2021

Organizations are noticing an increase in targeted phishing attacks. Here’s how to prepare your staff. If you’ve noticed an increase in phishing attacks lately—in your email inbox, on your social media profiles, and especially as texts to your cell phone—you’re not alone. Back in September, Security Magazine posted an article describing research that showed a […]