What do you really know about the state of your supply chain?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all Items rose 7.5 percent for the 12 months ending January, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 1982. Inflation also surged with an annual rate of 5.4 percent in September, marking the highest rate in the past 13 years. The […]
3 Reasons You Should Use Multi-Factor Authentication
One of the biggest lessons learned from the 2021 Colonial Pipeline breach is that the VPN account used to launch the nearly $5 million ransomware attack did not use multi-factor authentication (MFA). Usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key systems like email, remote access and banking these days. Multi-factor authentication, sometimes referred to […]
Threats from the Dark: Is Your Business at Risk?
As tensions continue to rise in the Ukraine, the FBI and Biden administration warns the United States private sector to be prepared for possible Russian state-sponsored cyber attacks. While critical infrastructures are likely targets, rogue threat actors continue to use stolen personal data to sell on the dark web or even worse, set the stage for a […]
Vendor Vetting: The New Normal
Should You Rethink Your Vendor Relationships? There’s a saying that you’re known by the company you keep. If your business relies on at least one supplier, your vendor network is being viewed as an extension of your organization. Even if your suppliers were recommended, it’s vital to understand the critical steps of vendor vetting not […]
What Can You Do to Stay Ahead of Threats in Today’s Digital Ecosystem?
The U.S. government’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Agency (CISA) continues to urge business owners to implement immediate cybersecurity measures to protect against potential threats after malicious cyber incidents in Ukraine which recently knocked out government websites. This comes on the cuffs of Russian cyber threats to U.S. critical infrastructures after a joint release from CISA, the […]
WHY IS CYBERSECURITY IMPORTANT?
Did you know there is a ransomware attack every 11 seconds, up from 39 seconds in 2019? That’s why Cybersecurity Awareness Month is all about making security a priority. Follow these helpful tips from Stinnett and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. Cybersecurity is the art of protecting networks, devices, and data from unlawful access or criminal […]
Melinda Stinnett to be Inducted to OSU Spears School Hall of Fame
The Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business Hall of Fame will honor its 2021 inductee, Melinda Stinnett, managing director of Stinnett and Associates, at a banquet Nov. 12. “I got teary when [Spears Business Dean] Ken Eastman called to share the news with me,” Stinnett said. “It’s especially meaningful when I think about clients and […]
Campbell Joins Stinnett as Dallas Associate
Stinnett is pleased to announce that Dean Campbell has joined the firm as an Associate based in its Dallas office. Dean is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in finance.
SMALL BUSINESS CYBERSECURITY QUICK WINS
Small businesses are quickly deploying various technologies to better serve their customers and manage their business more efficiently. Different kinds of technologies, however, come with a variety of risks and require alternative strategies for protection. Follow these “Quick Wins” as a starting point to help outline your organization’s security awareness training program. EMAIL SECURITY Require […]
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