Cybersecurity

Ask A Hacker: A-LIGN’s Penetration Testers Conduct a Reddit Q&A

On Thursday, October 26th A-LIGN held an Ask Me Anything (AMA) Q&A forum on Reddit, to conclude National Cyber Security Awareness Month by providing further insight into the data breach landscape. Members of our penetration testing team answered questions regarding penetration testing, hacking, and information security. Below are the top…

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Blockchain: Not Just for Bitcoin

Following the 2017 AICPA Engage Conference in Las Vegas, one topic has been the center of discussion: Blockchain. Previously associated with online currencies such as bitcoins, blockchain has now grown to acquire investments in the billions. According to Google Trends, ‘blockchain’ has reached its peak search interest this past…

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The Expedition to Information Security [Infographic]

As the world continues to advance, organizations are utilizing new technologies for improving their operations. The abundance of these new and emerging tools facilitate the way organizations conduct business through seamless communication and data transmission. The significant threat regarding this movement are the various cyber security risks. Due to the…

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7 Information Security Tips for Your Organization

Do you take the necessary precautions to ensure your information is stored and secured safely online? As the internet plays a larger role in our daily activities, it is important to highlight the type and amount of information we share can be used against us. As a result, we compiled…

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SOC 2 vs SOC for Cybersecurity: 3 Main Differences

Organizations want to ensure that the personal assets of potential and existing clients are protected. To do so, organizations can validate their controls through a variety of assessments, but choosing the right one for your organization’s specific needs can be a difficult process. Through the new SOC for Cybersecurity examination,…

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Choosing the Right Security Applications for Your Organization

There are various methods to protect your computer from malware and other malicious attacks. Identifying the hardware, techniques, and software that work best for your organization is essential to having a system that can manage your entire business environment. Failing to do so can be risky: per a survey done by…

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Types of Malware and How to Prevent Malware Attacks

Malware is ‘malicious software’ intended to damage, disable, or exploit computers or computer systems. It is a term most have become familiar with in the digital age because of its high presence and problematic consequences. Furthermore, the use of malware continues to dramatically increase and evolve each year. G…

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AICPA’s New SOC for Cybersecurity Examination

As the data breach occurrences increase, organizations continue to struggle to demonstrate and maintain security of their data. To ensure that all appropriate measures are being taken, executives and senior management have begun requesting that their organizations demonstrate the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management programs through…

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2017 Cyber Defense Guide: Part 2 [Free Download]

Malware and Social Engineering As industries see an influx use of technology in day-to-day business operations, the cybersecurity landscape struggles to keep up and stay ahead of attackers. Read more: Cyber Defense Guide: Part 1 Data breaches can happen anywhere at any time. A common misconception is…

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Becoming Certified to Access the Limited Access Death Master File

What is the Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF)? The LADMF, or Limited Access Death Master File, contains sensitive information that cannot be disclosed during the three-year period following an individual’s death, including: Social Security Number Name Date of Birth Date of Death Read now: [Whitepaper]: Cyber…

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