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

Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 in January 2020

5 Common Mistakes for SMBs to Avoid as Windows 7 and Server 2008 Demise Looms

(UPDATED 11/12/19)
Microsoft has issued yet another reason for Windows 7 users to upgrade asap. The company will stop supporting Office 365 ProPlus that’s running on Windows 7 on January 14, 2020 — the date on which it stops supporting Windows 7 and Windows Server 8.
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Data breach lawsuits could increase for small to medium-sized financial services firms

Threat of Harm: How a Cybersecurity Lapse Can Make Your Financial SMB Liable

The chances of a company facing a data breach lawsuit appear to be increasing. And for smaller companies — particularly financial services providers — a lawsuit can put them out of business. Learn these four strategies to protect your firm from cybersecurity litigation. Read more

Cybersecurity threats to financial services SMBs

5 Top Cybersecurity Threats Faced by Financial Services Firms

The Cybersecurity Risk Pyramid shows small to medium-sized financial services firms how to cost-effectively deploy limited IT resources to protect your clients’ most sensitive data. We break down the five top risks — which are probably in the reverse order that you think they are. Read more