Top Four Things You Need to Know About Cannabis Insurance

The process to obtain insurance in the industry is lengthy, detailed and extremely important to get right both so you can operate legally and in the case you have a claim.  Procuring insurance takes a great deal of time to quote a business in the cannabis space and you need to know a few things […]


Cybersecurity and Cannabis Insurance

When exploring insurance options there are many options to consider. As a highly regulated industry, cannabis business owners fare better on rates, solutions, and approaches when they go with someone who has connections in the industry to advise their path forward. The same is true of cybersecurity. Here are a few things to consider regarding […]

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Insource vs. Outsource Your Cannabis Dispensary IT Services

If you’re an entrepreneur launching a cannabis business you will need quite a bit of technology or IT (Information technology) to run your business. For example if you’re launching a retail location you will need a POS, CMS, you need to have these interfacing with a tracking system called Metrc, you’ll need a network (LAN/WAN), and security.

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CyberSecurity & Cannabis Cos. 101

When we meet with Cannabis business owners, including dispensaries, growers, labs, processing and transportation, I’ll ask them “What are you doing for security?” And invariably, we get a response along the lines of “Did you notice the guy in outfront with the machine gun?” Or “Let me show you my camera room,” which sometimes has more cameras than a NASA launch center.


Security Technologies for the Cannabis Industry

With the rapid growth of the cannabis industry, the risks have skyrocketed as well. Warehouses, dispensaries, and farming operations have all become prime targets for crime. There is an extremely high demand for new cannabis security technology throughout the industry. That’s where Backcross Solutions comes in. Industry leading experts with decades of experience on your […]


Top Four Cyber Security Threats in the Cannabis Industry

The cannabis industry has become a leading target for cybersecurity attacks. The legal marijuana industry is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years. The growth is spurred by the legalization of recreational marijuana in many US states and countries like Canada and the growing adoption of cannabis as a pharmaceutical product. As cannabis […]


What is Ransomware?

“Ransomware is malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. A user or organization’s critical data is encrypted not to allow access to files, databases, or applications. A ransom is then demanded to provide access. Ransomware is often designed to spread across a network and target database and file servers and can […]

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The Importance of Technology Security in the Cannabis Industry

The rapid growth of the cannabis industry in the United States has made it a prime target for cybersecurity crimes. It is no longer an option for cannabis company owners to focus just on scaling; they must also now focus on ways to keep their data and their customers’ personal information secure. The cannabis industry […]