Jason Riddle

Jason Riddle is the COO and President of CyberMaxx.

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The Top Cybersecurity Best Practices To Follow In 2019

Posted by Jason Riddle on Apr 4, 2019 1:20:00 PM

Identifying and utilizing cybersecurity best practices is infinitely more complicated than it was a few years ago. Between constant patch updates, attacks that have never been seen before, and new compliance mandates, there’s a lot to balance while managing security operations. So, how can you ensure that your company is keeping up with the latest in cybersecurity best practices?

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Topics: cybersecurity, incident response, data security, cybersecurity operations

Defeating Social Engineering Attacks: Cybersecurity Training Is Key

Posted by Jason Riddle on Apr 4, 2019 7:01:00 AM

Social engineering is an insidious – and highly successful – method of data theft. Training users to spot social engineering attacks is the key to beating them.

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Topics: cybersecurity, cyber attack, data security, cybersecurity operations, social engineering

How To Prevent A Data Breach In Your Healthcare Organization

Posted by Jason Riddle on Apr 2, 2019 3:01:04 PM

Now that most of the healthcare industry is utilizing electronic health records (EHRs), it has made it easier than ever for patients and providers to capture, analyze, interpret, and share health data. The importance of electronic data in healthcare also means that the prevention of data security breaches in healthcare has never been so important.

In this blog post, we'll discuss how you can protect your healthcare organization against a breach of your sensitive patient data.

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Topics: incident response, data breach, data security, healthcare, healthcare IT

What Is IDS/IPS And Why Do You Need It?

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 20, 2019 7:27:00 PM

In a world where around the clock protection is often necessary in order to secure your network, IDS (intrusion detection system) and IPS (intrusion prevention system) technologies are coming into their own.

IDS/IPS systems have become increasingly popular as a means of protecting IT systems and managing cybersecurity threats because they deliver robust, personalized protection. But if you’re new to IDS and IPS, you probably want to learn more about what these systems are and why you need them.

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Topics: IDS/IPS, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, what is IDS/IPS

What You Should Know About SIEM Technology and HIPAA Compliance

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 20, 2019 3:04:23 PM

HIPAA’s blessing is also a curse. It’s specifically designed to be flexible, which allows its requirements to apply to organizations of all sizes—from single-physician practices to national healthcare chains. But, that flexibility means HIPAA requirements can be purposely ambiguous.

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Topics: healthcare, healthcare IT, SIEM, HIPAA compliance, HIPAA

Outsourcing Security Services Pros and Cons

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 11, 2019 12:56:33 PM

Outsourcing cybersecurity is becoming increasingly popular as cybersecurity continues to be one of the fastest growing areas of business. The reason it’s growing so rapidly is simple - the threat of cyber attacks are increasing and it’s putting pressure on companies in almost every industry to hire cybersecurity professionals to manage the growing demand. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there could be as many as 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021. 

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Topics: cybersecurity, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services

6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business IT Strategy

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 7, 2019 9:43:12 AM

In this feature article for MIS Training Institute (MISTI), Cybermaxx’s Jason Riddle weighs in on the topic of how to manage your small-to-medium business IT strategy on a limited budget, specifically focusing on the advantages of working alongside a managed security services provider (MSSP).

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Topics: incident response, data security, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services, small business

Is It Time To Evaluate Managed IT Security Services Providers?

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 3, 2019 8:42:00 AM

A Ponemon study found that the average time it takes for a business to identify a data breach is 191 days - that’s more than 6 months. Concern over the impact of successful cyber attacks is widespread, and they also found that less than half of IT security practitioners surveyed believe they can protect their organizations from cyber threats.

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Topics: cybersecurity, data security, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services

The Top Healthcare Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Involving Employees

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 2, 2019 7:45:00 AM

When you hear the term ‘healthcare cybersecurity,’ your mind probably thinks of data and computers and all of the hackers and malware that are trying to corrupt networks across the globe.

However, Healthcare Cybersecurity is as much about your employees as it is the technology. A large number of breaches are due to the simple mishandling of information by employees who are simply not paying attention.

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Topics: cybersecurity, data breach, cyber attack, data security, healthcare, healthcare IT

5 Actions To Take To Avoid A Data Breach

Posted by Jason Riddle on Mar 1, 2019 7:15:00 AM

 

With cybercrime damage costs expected to hit a staggering $6 trillion annually by 2021, it's more important than ever to make sure you're taking the appropriate preventative measures to avoid a data breach.

If your organization is to succeed where the threat of a cyber attack looms constantly, consider these five tips to ensure you're adequately prepared.

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Topics: incident response, data breach, data security, cybersecurity operations, MSSP, managed security services

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