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The Global Cyber Attacks: A Critical Reminder for Small Businesses

NEWS…You can use The recent cyber attacks around the globe are alarming, but many small business owners and entrepreneurs don’t believe it could happen to their firms.  The facts: small businesses are particularly vulnerable, and surviving a cyber attack is difficult and expensive. According to the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance, 60 percent of businesses […]

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Protect Your Customers’ Information With These Tips

Your customers’ information is only as secure as the weakest link in your business. From data encryption to careless employees, one mistake or overlooked detail can leave you and your clients open to a data breach. So, how do you close the holes in your security and keep sensitive information safe? Here are a few […]

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6 Ways to Protect Your PoS System From Cyber Criminals

By Liz Greene Cyber threats, identity theft, and credit card hacks are an unfortunate reality of life in the technological age – and one that all businesses must face. Security breaches have become a common occurrence, affecting businesses both large and small. Point-of-sale (PoS) systems, in particular, have emerged as a repeat target of cyber […]

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This week in small business: When is the right time to pivot?

Some small businesses go under because owners think that if they just stick to their original business plan, they’ll eventually be rewarded for their persistence. However, sometimes a pivot is in order, as we see in a couple of excellent articles this week. Leadership, management, and productivity Sometimes survival is all about “the pivot.” Dileep […]

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Creating Security Awareness: a Primer

By Robert Siciliano In your dreams: Sensitive customer data is impenetrable, hardware is secure, and every single IT specialist has the resources and funds to carry this out. Pinch yourself to wake up to the reality: No matter how secure the non-human end of things are, the existence of people will always mean the potential […]

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The critical steps for protecting customer data in your small business

Protecting customer data in your small business takes good planning, training and vigilance because serious threats come from all sides: Hardware, Software, People, and Systems. Hardware “Skimmers” are responsible for many of the infamous retail customer data breaches that have made headlines in recent years. Skimmers are hardware devices that are surreptitiously installed on your […]

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Security Essentials: Helping SMEs Protect Themselves From Cyber Crime

By Tony Pepper I guess there can’t be many of us that haven’t heard of the term “Cybercrime” – but what actually is it? Well, there are many forms of cybercrime: online scams and fraud, identity theft, attacks on computer systems and networks, the spreading of computer viruses and malware, hacking, and distributed denial of service […]

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Tips To Prevent a Ransomware Worst Case Scenario

Fans of the CBS show, “The Good Wife” will remember the episode where the law firm’s computers were taken over and locked up by ransomware. Unless they agreed to make a payment to certain bank account, the firm’s computers would remain locked. Unfortunately this scenario is becoming far too common today. Mark Stefanick, who runs […]

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Happy Data Privacy Day!

Sorry, folks, I don’t have any cake to share for this celebration, but don’t let that stop you from participating in Data Privacy Day. There are practical things you can do today, and every day, to protect your personal information. Here are a few scenarios where people may share more information than they intend. Scenario […]

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Simple Ways Your Business Can Avoid A Data Breach Around The Holiday Season

Long story short, data breaches are scary— for small and large businesses alike. Even chains like Target and Home Depot have been victimized in recent months, leaving many businesses worried about the odds of a similar occurrence. Target’s breach affected over 70 million customers and cost Target a great deal of money. What’s potentially worse: […]

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