Mobile device management tools can protect small companies from cybercrime

Avoid the Cybercrime That Hits 28% of SMBs With These Mobile Device Management Tools

It’s amazing what small companies can accomplish today using mobile devices. But the more we connect to our business IT networks via smartphones, tablets, and laptops, the more cybercriminals will target us. Protect your firm with a mobile device management program. Read more

5 Steps to Stronger Cybersecurity Training

5 Steps to Stronger Cybersecurity Training (Advisor Perspectives Guest Article)

Read my new guest article on the Advisor Perspectives website for wealth management professionals: “Five Steps to Stronger Cybersecurity.” It focuses on why cybersecurity training for your company’s employees is your best protection against cyber thieves. Read more

Dark Web monitoring for business

Is Dark Web Monitoring for Your Business Really Needed?

The information a hacker needs to access your company’s IT network — including your financial accounts and/or those of your customers — could very likely be for sale on the Dark Web right now. Here’s how to find out whether that’s happening, and what you should do about it. Read more

Free cybersecurity guide for financial SMBs

Free Guide to Navigating Cybersecurity Compliance for Financial SMBs

If your SMB must comply with cybersecurity regulations, you’re probably in a tough situation: You can’t afford in-house IT staff, but you REALLY can’t afford fines for non-compliance — or worse — costly cyber attacks. I’ve recently created three resources for firms facing this dilemma: Read more

DMARC is an important email security tool

The Basic Email Security Tool Most SMBs Should Use — But Don’t

One basic email security fix is an effective weapon against phishing attacks on your SMB. It also protects your company’s brand and reputation by stopping scammers from imitating (or “spoofing”) your company’s email addresses to launch phishing attacks or spam campaigns. Read more

Cyber Insurance Shopping Guide

5-Step Cyber Insurance Shopping Guide for SMBs

If you looked into buying cyber insurance for your SMB more than a couple of years ago and didn’t, look again. Why? Because cyber risks for SMBs are increasing rapidly, and affordable coverage options are emerging. Follow these five steps toward a little peace of mind. Read more

TechGen is ISO 27001:2013 Certified

2019 Surveillance Audit – Success!

For the third straight year, TechGen has maintained the ISO 27001 certification. Very few companies our size have achieved this. Basically, it means our own IT house is in order, so we’re not just saying we can help you do the same — we’re proving it.

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Cybersecurity internal controls protect SMBs from business email compromise and employee fraud

Five Cybersecurity Controls That Thwart Wire Transfer Scams and Employee Fraud

Two common, insidious cyber-related crimes — employee fraud and fake email requests for wire transfers — can bleed your SMB’s bottom line over months or years. Learn the five internal cybersecurity controls that accounting experts recommend to prevent these and other losses. Read more

Cybersecurity Training

5 Keys to Creating Cybersecurity Awareness Training Your Team Won’t Snore Through

A cyber thief once tricked an employee into transferring millions of dollars from the employer’s account into the thief’s account. How? By mimicking the employee’s CEO’s distinctive writing style. This wasn’t an attack on the company’s IT network. It was something far darker.  Read more

FINRA Cybersecurity Checklist for Small Firms is an excellent resource

How to Use the FINRA Cybersecurity Checklist for Small Firms

For small to medium-sized financial advisor firms, the best cybersecurity tool you may never have heard of is FINRA’s “Checklist for a Small Firm’s Cybersecurity Program.” Follow these tips on completing it, and your clients’ sensitive data — and your business — will be much safer. Read more