The CEO’s Cybersecurity Playbook
October 13, 2021
Managing information technology is about managing potential risk against business efficiency. The CIA Triad can be used to articulate cybersecurity risk in the language of the business.
The Golden Age of Modern Piracy
September 17, 2021
In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Kyle Milaschewski draws a parallel between the Golden Age of Piracy and the current state of cybersecurity. Weaving in historical accounts...
21 Questions to Vet your MSP’s Cybersecurity Posture
December 10, 2020
How secure is your cybersecurity vendor? Because most MSPs hold privileged access to their customers' environments, these questions are a good place to start to gain assurance in your MSP's...
How to Protect your Android Phone from Malware
December 9, 2020
Faced with increasing reports of mobile malware on Android, Taylor Hall shares insights on how to stay protected.
November 27, 2020
In his trademark humorous style, Brian Wills laments the all-too-common issue of slow home Internet speed and shares tips for troubleshooting a slow home connection.
Helping Security Vendors Understand CMMC: “Use a net, not a harpoon.”
September 29, 2020
Many cybersecurity companies struggle to understand the nuanced requirements of DFARS and CMMC. As a result, government contractors find themselves in the awkward position of being unable to find a...
Sustainable Hustle: Work Hard, Burn Less
August 20, 2020
Taylor Hall likes to work hard. But, as many working in IT and cybersecurity can attest, giving it your all can lead to burnout if you're not careful. In this...
Cybersecurity Awareness for Employees: Tips and Best Practices
June 24, 2020
COVID-19 has changed the landscape entirely, making cybersecurity a much bigger business threat than ever before.
PlzCoverYourCough2020!: Passwords, Security, and Hygiene
June 18, 2020
Brian Wills shares password tips and security hygiene advice in this humorous blog post.
June 8, 2020
Taylor Hall shares productivity tips for teams adjusting to work in a post-COVID world.
Be a Security Champion for your Organization
May 18, 2020
Taylor Hall shares tips to help you carry the banner of digital security for your company.
Nothing Says “Happy Mothers Day!” like a Hardware Token of Your Appreciation.
May 5, 2020
Brian Wills extols the virtues of multi-factor authentication and suggests Mom might like a FIDO U2F token for Mother's Day.
13 Ways to Avoid Security Scares
October 3, 2019
October means Halloween and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. We share 13 tips for staying safe all year.
Best Defense for a DFARS Audit? Pick the Right Partner.
August 5, 2019
Ryan Heidorn describes five qualities to look for in a service provider to help achieve DFARS compliance.
Why the Real Estate Industry Is a Prime Target for Hackers
July 2, 2019
Ryan Heidorn of Steel Root and EJ Whaley of email security company GreatHorn break down the anatomy of the wire fraud scams plaguing the real estate industry.
New Threat: Microsoft Azure Custom Domains
June 6, 2019
Attackers are leveraging Microsoft Azure custom domains to create phishing and malware links that are difficult to spot.
How Work Culture Impacts Cyber Security
May 20, 2019
We break down six reasons why work culture plays an important role in an organization's overall security posture.
Hackers Using LinkedIn to Spread Malware
March 6, 2019
Attackers posing as recruiters on LinkedIn are conducting a social engineering scam using potential job openings as bait.
Protect Your Phone From Port-Out Scams
February 5, 2019
Thieves are stealing phone numbers by switching mobile carriers—and stealing personal data, too.
The Current State of U.S. Privacy Law
January 28, 2019
It’s 2019, and data privacy has never been more important. This is what's going on in U.S. data privacy law today.
Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019
January 1, 2019
Steel Root co-founder Ryan Heidorn muses on cybersecurity predictions for the year ahead.
“Just Venmo Me”
October 28, 2018
We share tips and considerations for safely using popular digital pay apps like Venmo.
Steel Root Summer Cruise
September 22, 2018
Photo recap of the Steel Root 2018 Summer Cruise! We had a blast and look forward to seeing everyone next year.
Which Data Security Regulations Affect My Company?
September 15, 2018
With so many state, federal, and international regulations governing the protection of different data types, we help you identify which laws your organization may be subject to.
Data Privacy Laws Like GDPR Are Coming to the U.S.
July 19, 2018
In the absence of a unified federal law governing data privacy rights in the United States, states like California are filling the void.
How to Keep Your Smart Devices Secure
July 10, 2018
Steel Root systems engineer Kevin Le describes the Internet of Things and why so-called "smart" devices may pose security challenges.
How to Be Smart About Your Smart Home
May 29, 2018
As more consumers adopt so-called "smart" technology, we explore some security fundamentals to help you make smart decisions about technology.
How to Avoid ATM Skimmers
May 9, 2018
The use of ATM skimmers to steal debit card information is on the rise. We break down the anatomy of the attack to help you stay secure from thieves.
Is Blocking European Visitors to Your Website a Valid GDPR Strategy?
May 6, 2018
We got caught up in a viral Twitter debate about whether U.S. businesses could comply with GDPR by blocking European visitors from their website.
How Local Businesses View Cybersecurity
April 5, 2018
We surveyed attendees of last month's North Shore Business Expo to understand how local businesses view the importance of cybersecurity.
U.S. Businesses Should Prepare for GDPR
February 22, 2018
U.S. businesses will be impacted by the requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect May 25th, 2018.
ESET North American Partner Conference: What to Expect in 2018
February 13, 2018
Lessons learned from ESET's 2018 North American Partner Conference. Here's what to expect in the year ahead.
Everything You Need to Know About the Spectre + Meltdown Vulnerabilities
January 13, 2018
Two recently discovered vulnerabilities, dubbed Spectre and Meltdown, are not the James Bond villains their names suggest. But they are very serious vulnerabilities that organizations should address ASAP.
10 Simple Ways to Stay Safer Online
November 30, 2017
In a world where we increasingly rely on Internet-connected devices in all aspects of our lives, we share 10 simple tips for staying safe online.
Why Small Businesses Need Cybersecurity
November 20, 2017
Small businesses often have a misconception that they are too insignificant to attract the attention of cyber criminals. We explore why that way of thinking can expose small businesses to...
Equifax Hack: How to Secure Your Credit
September 12, 2017
Advice on how consumers should respond to the massive Equifax breach that exposed the personal information of hundreds of millions of Americans.
Beyond Passwords: Securing Your Accounts Like a Pro
August 2, 2017
Using multifactor authentication is a free and easy way to drastically improve the security of your online accounts.
What Makes a Good Password?
July 7, 2017
Steel Root co-founder breaks down the key components of a good password and provides tips on how to create strong passwords and practice good password hygiene.