SSST #29: Easy eight

As the BobaGuard train chugs coast-to-coast, showcasing the first turnkey cybersecurity solution for solo/small/mid-sized law firms, the aspect most attractive to audiences has been our eight interlocking layers of protection.

If the best Mexican dips only require seven layers, who are we to insist on eight?! 

SSST #29: Easy eight

Are there really that many threats? Are there really that many solutions? Are they really all included in your flat-fee plan? Will it be up to me to implement them?

These are the questions we receive daily.

To better explain the necessity/totality/simplicity of our 8-ply security stack, this next series of tips will explore every layer: identifying each threat and demonstrating solutions so you can best safeguard your practice.

If you want to skip ahead in the story, please check out every part of our comprehensive solution (SPOILERS!), but come back here for coverage in greater detail.

Beginning with layer one: Security Awareness Training.

Despite pop culture depictions, most data breaches don’t involve brute force computer hacks. Instead, cybercriminals simply rely on user carelessness, gullibility, or lack of threat awareness.

We humans are the weakest link in any security plan — impressive locks don’t mean a thing if an employee unknowingly turns over the keys. That’s why training is our very first layer; a cracked foundation causes all else to tumble.

With 1/3 of data breaches attributable to phishing and up to 90% traceable to human error, training is as critical to cybersecurity as any firewall or countermeasure.

The problem is that security training usually SUCKS, and employees will simply skip or ignore boring lessons. That’s why I searched high-and-low to find an engaging education partner to build into our offering.

Instead of lame lectures or death by PowerPoint, this solution uses animated storytelling techniques with clever characters and gamified elements that make information more memorable. The videos are short, spaced well apart, and fun — like if The Simpsons taught cybersecurity!

Lessons cover phishing detection, password protection, avoiding malware/ransomware, and best practices for email use, mobile security, browser fidelity, WiFi integrity, and more. This knowledge is power that helps your team thwart cybersecurity attacks BEFORE they ever access your system.

Whether or not you sign with BobaGuard, it’s critical to keep ahead of evolving hacker trends and be aware of the latest threats.

Reading our weekly security tips is a start, and adding professional training is even better. Most best-in-class platforms like our selection aren’t available to firms with less than 25 employees, but it’s imperative to find something.

This is why we’ve built BobaGuard – to make the best-in-class solutions accessible to all, including a solo and small firm that usually falls under the minimum user counts.

Of course, we believe the best option is security training that’s priced for — and included within — a comprehensive flat-fee package😉.

Be smart, be safe, and be back here next time for layer two: emergency protocols. 

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