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To improve your cybersecurity, go phishing!

I don’t think there’s any question that the world is getting more dangerous every day, if only in the fact that due to our reliance on technology, there are more ways the bad guys can get to us. If people and companies with incredible resources, like Sony, HBO, and the DNC can get hacked, what […]

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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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This Week in Small Business: Hundreds of Ideas to Boost Your Bottom Line

In small business, success is a numbers game, so we’re starting out this week’s collection of curated content with some big numbers: advice from 110 top bloggers and 100-plus ways to promote your content. But if you don’t have time for such long lists of ideas, we have links to several lists that are much […]

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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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Five summertime IT security tips for small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs)

By Jim Flynne The warm summer months have finally arrived. And if your small business is like many others, you might be noticing that things are slowing down – at least a little bit – as employees, suppliers, customers and other contacts take off on vacation. The summer slowdown presents the perfect opportunity to reassess […]

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Protect Your Small Business: The Best Ways to Avoid Tax Season Scams

Some of you may be old enough to remember the AT&T marketing campaign from the mid-1980s that encouraged people to “Reach out and touch someone.” Fraudsters are taking that advice, but instead of “touching” they are scamming small businesses and individuals. And because we’re in the throes of tax season, IRS- and tax-related scams are […]

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Phishing Alert: 10 Tips To Protect Your Business From Attacks

It’s becoming too easy for criminals to get their hands on your banking information, due to your employees’ ignorance of phishing scams. Malware attacks have soared recently, targeting banks for the purpose of stealing online banking information. Over 200,000 new infections occurred between July and September 2013—the highest jump in the past 11 years, according […]

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Protect Your Business as Email Con Artists Step Up Their Game

I’m a huge proponent for making constant improvements and tweaks to offerings so they stay current and adapted to a changing market. I wish honest small business owners were as dedicated to that process as the scammers have proven to be. One of the newest product releases from the Nigerian-Prince-Has-Money-For-You industry is targeted at smaller […]

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BBB Warns Businesses About Fake Package Delivery Emails

If you get packages delivered to your business regularly, then this could be an easy scam to fall victim to.  Scammers are sending emails posing as the United States Postal Services alerting you about an undelivered package.  The email advises you that because they have been unable to deliver your package you should download the […]

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Small Biz Scams: A Real Growth Industry

I can’t tell you if the S&P 500 will be up a year from now, but I can tell you that scams targeting small businesses will have increased. My hope is that our awareness and vigilance increase even more. With that aim in mind, let’s look at one scam that’s making the rounds right now […]

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