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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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Protecting your small business from ransomware

By Robert Siciliano Consider this: You go to pull a certain file from your computer, such as your company’s payroll records. Instead of seeing this file, however, you instead see a message that says “Compromised computer. To open the file, you must pay $400 for file decryption software.” This message is a form of malware […]

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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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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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