Category: Policies and Training

Your security initiatives are only as effective as the policies and training designed support them. Look here for advice on crafting strong cyber and physical security policies as well as best practices for communicating these policies through proper training.

Sharing Your Netflix Account May Be Putting You at Risk of Getting Hacked

These days it’s considered the norm to share streaming services with many people. Whether it’s among family, friends, or coworkers, there’s no reason one person should pay for Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ when it’s so easy to use someone else’s account, right? Once you give out those login details, the problem is that you can’t […]

New Cybersecurity Regulation Poised to Reshape Business Priorities

The new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules set to come into play in the spring of 2023 will force listed companies to report their cyberattacks to core stakeholders, such as investors, customers, and regulators. The 2011 interpretive guidance released by the Division of Corporation Finance was reinforced and expanded on by the SEC […]

Businesses Need to Do More to Educate Employees About Cybersecurity

Despite the well-known impacts of cyber breaches—whether financial, operational, or reputational—companies continue to suffer from crippling cybersecurity attacks year after year. In 2021, the number of data compromises increased by 68% from the year before. A single successful breach can have a devastating financial impact on an organization. A data breach in the U.S. costs […]

Neutralize Phishing Threats with Web Scraping

Identifying fraudulent emails may be easy for tech-minded professionals—but not so obvious for the general public. At the same time, tactics used by cybercriminals to trick users into giving up sensitive financial and personal information are growing in number and sophistication. In cases where education and awareness are not enough, web scraping identifies fraudulent websites […]

Strategies for Effective Incident Response with Remote Employees

You may not have thought about working from home before the pandemic hit. In fact, 47% of people in the United States said they never worked remotely before COVID-19, and only 17% did so five days a week. But now, 44% of the same population work from home throughout the week. While this flexibility likely […]

Total Security Advisor’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we at Total Security Advisor would like to take a look back and highlight some of the most popular and important articles you’ve read over the past year. The Top 10 list covers the biggest security topics of 2022 and offers insights into where the industry might be headed in 2023. […]

Op-Ed: We’re All in Customer Service—Sometimes, Accidentally

When Bulldog Communications signed on as lock maker Kwikset’s PR agency of record back in 2014, we provided them with a contract that outlined all the services we would be providing. Though the program had a hefty number of deliverables, customer service was not on the list. And yet, we’ve been doing it anyway, though […]

FTC Sanctions Highlight Key Considerations for Designing Security and Privacy Programs

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently levied substantial sanctions against alcohol delivery platform Drizly and education services provider Chegg after what were alleged to be substantial failures in the companies’ data security and privacy efforts. According to the FTC, the failures led to security incidents adversely affecting millions of consumers. The FTC complaints list […]

How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Scams

With less reliance on cash and an increase in online transactions, credit card fraud has become a major problem. In fact, 2021 was one of the most eventful years for credit card fraud, with approximately 2.8 million consumers filing fraud reports with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—and online shopping scams were the second most commonly […]