What Are Your Company’s Responsibilities Following a Data Breach?

November 17th, 2019 by admin

Learn from Marriott’s Example: Notification Responsibilities After a Data Breach Most states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have passed legislation regarding notification of security breaches. Know the laws in your state.   To answer this question, let’s start with the...

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Stop Hackers Cold: Eliminate These Common Entry Points

November 8th, 2019 by admin

Weak Points in Cybersecurity Hackers Love Do you know where hackers are most likely to gain access to your private data? Discover the favorite entry points and how you can stop them.   It seems like every week that there are reports of another massive data breach hitting the news. The number of users...

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Want To Drastically Enhance Your Small Business Cybersecurity?

November 5th, 2019 by admin

No matter how secure you may be right now, you could always be doing more. Have you double-checked your cybersecurity lately? Review the best practices below to strengthen your small business cybersecurity. When everything is going well, the last thing you want to do is think about what will happen when...

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Should You Worry About Facebook Identity Thieves?

October 30th, 2019 by admin

Tips for Avoiding and Reporting Facebook Identity Theft Financial fraud and access to confidential business data rank among scammers’ reasons for setting up fake profiles in Facebook identity theft schemes.   Right now, hundreds of people could be viewing your photos on Facebook — on an account that...

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Cybersecurity Essentials for Business

October 17th, 2019 by admin

Cybercrime is on the rise, and every business must have cybersecurity protocols in place. Read on to learn what steps you need to take to keep hackers at bay.   Cybersecurity is a vital pillar of modern business. Hackers are shifting their attention to smaller enterprises, and data breaches can cost...

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5 Cyber Security Statistics You Need to Know For 2020 and Beyond

October 7th, 2019 by admin

Cyber Security Statistics You Must Know to Keep Your Company Safe Cyber threats are constantly evolving. Here are 5 critical cybersecurity threats that you need to know to develop a strong strategy to keep your company safe.   Cybersecurity is more of a struggle for businesses every single year. With...

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Proven Ways Not to Lose To Ransomware

September 28th, 2019 by admin

Don’t let your small or medium business fall victim to ransomware. Make sure your data, network, equipment, and employees are safe from ransomware attacks.   Watch our video below to learn all about ransomware and please feel free to share with your staff and social media networks. October is Cyber...

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The New Ways Cybercriminals Pose a Threat to Organizations

September 14th, 2019 by admin

Cybercriminals no longer act alone. Find out the strategies and means cybercriminal networks are using to launch dangerous attacks against your organization.  According to technology industry blogs, cybercrime incidents are growing by 15 percent each year and cybercrime has become the most profitable...

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The Price of Getting Hacked

August 16th, 2019 by admin

Depending on the scope of the attack, the cost of getting hacked can be in the hundreds of thousands or more. Here’s what you need to know.  When it comes to cyberattacks, all too often the bad guys win. Hackers have targeted local governments, airports, banks, and businesses, stealing usernames, passwords,...

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Companies Held Responsible for Tech Security

July 30th, 2019 by admin

Major Fines for IT Data Breaches Outdated machines, software or employee practices can lead to major security problems. These big companies faced painful fines for their IT mistakes. As companies increase their online activity, data collection and eCommerce, the stakes will continue to rise. Companies...

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Keeping An Eye On The Dark Web?

July 24th, 2019 by admin

Keeping An Eye On The Dark Web? Do you know about the “Dark Web”? It’s the part of the Internet where your private data – passwords, social security, credit card numbers, etc. – could be for sale right now. Do you know how to check if they are?     The Internet isn’t all funny videos and social media....

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Data Security is Vital to Reducing Business Risk

July 15th, 2019 by admin

Data Security is Vital to Reducing Business Risk Traditional business risk has fallen into a few different buckets with the economy and competitors being two of the major forces under consideration. The tides change, and businesses today must add some additional items to that list and one of the most...

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Spoofing & Hacking: What’s The Difference?

June 20th, 2019 by admin

Most people know not to open email attachments from senders that they do not know. Unfortunately, it is not just attachments from strangers that you have to be on the lookout for. It happens quite often that people will get emails that seem to be from known senders that have malicious attachments, or...

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Most Small Businesses Pay The Ransom

May 16th, 2019 by admin

Are you willing to pay the piper when it comes to cyberattacks? Despite the growing number of cyberattacks on small- and medium-sized businesses, there is still a lack of awareness or proactive defense of the networks, computer systems, applications and devices being used. This inattention means it’s...

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Hackers Steal Company Information

April 29th, 2019 by admin

Cybercriminals have started 2019 off by stealing more than 1.7 billion records. They look for data that is profitable in some way, whether they sell it directly or use it as part of another attack. A successful intrusion attempt comes from various factors, such as an employee downloading a malicious...

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Security Update: What’s PhishPoint?

April 5th, 2019 by admin

The attack dubbed “PhishPoint” is a recent cyber-attack scheme being used by foreign hackers. It demonstrates the craftiness and the extent that cybercriminals will go to in order to harvest your Microsoft Office 365 credentials. It uses several familiar aspects of Office 365 to lull potential victims...

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What Is The Estimated Cost Of Your Next Ransomware Attack?

April 1st, 2019 by admin

Successful businesses require smart leadership. How does a company effectively protect its profits? Planning for profits should also include company-wide management of expenses and security planning is high on the list. If the average ransomware payment has reached close to $15,000, a company’s leaders...

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5 Cybersecurity Tips For Employees

March 20th, 2019 by admin

Imagine waking up one day only to realize that the company you work for has been hacked. Your files are missing, bank accounts are hijacked, and sensitive information is on the loose. Although this sounds like a rare situation, it has become more prevalent in this day and age. While there are some solutions...

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The Ultimate Small Business Owner’s Guide to Ransomware

March 4th, 2019 by admin

Your employee innocently clicks a link within an email or visits a sketchy website and the next thing you know your digital assets are being held hostage by a cyber attacker. It only takes a few keystrokes to cause potentially irrevocable damage to your systems, and hackers are always looking for new...

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Why Do Hackers Target Small Businesses?

February 28th, 2019 by admin

Why Small Companies is the First Target for Online Hackers According to the SBA, small business employs less than 500 people and realizes less than $7 million in profits annually. This standard defines a small company across the global business world. A large percentage of these smaller businesses operate...

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The Risks Of Using Auto-Complete For Passwords

February 13th, 2019 by admin

The auto-fill feature that makes it easy to enter in usernames and passwords on various websites may be putting your information at risk. While auto-fill is a convenient way to keep track of the many combinations of letters, numbers and special characters you need to access sites, the feature is also...

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Will Cybercriminals Shutter Your Business In 2019?

January 10th, 2019 by admin

If the frightening headlines about massive data breaches were not warning enough, upwards of 60 percent of all small and mid-sized businesses, reportedly shutter within six months of a systems hack. The leading causes of nefarious systems incursions are reportedly caused by about 25 percent of valued...

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Top 8 Cybersecurity Concerns For Local Businesses

January 7th, 2019 by admin

As businesses add more layers of cybersecurity to their arsenals, cybercriminals are finding new ways to attack system, networks and devices. There is a constant stream of emerging threats that can mean trouble for companies of any size. Why Is Data Security a Major Challenge Going Forward? Businesses...

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10 Tips To Guard Against SamSam Ransomware

December 20th, 2018 by admin

In July 2018, an article published by Naked Security stated that SamSam, one of the latest ransomware threats, has been one of the most costly and dangerous attacks in history. SamSam leeched at least $6 million from unwitting victims, some of which were well-known businesses and government operations....

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Are Your Employees Your Largest Cybersecurity Risk?

December 12th, 2018 by admin

Regardless of the money businesses invest in cybersecurity, technology is only part of the cybersecurity puzzle. Regardless of new hardware, updated software and the best IT support team, cybersecurity is an ongoing commitment. Cybersecurity must be on the minds of every employee every hour of every...

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Cape Cod Community College Hit With $800,000 Phishing Attack

December 11th, 2018 by admin

Hackers Know How to Steal Money Anonymously In West Barnstable, Massachusetts, Cape Cod Community College recently fell victim to a phishing scam that resulted in the school losing more than $800,000. The money was taken out of the school’s bank accounts. While this kind of scam is common these days,...

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FTC Issues Warning After Marriott Data Breach

December 6th, 2018 by admin

In late 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a stark warning about a massive data breach at a Marriott chain that exposed the records of 500 million people. The latest major corporate breach reinforces the need for companies to invest in multilayered security protocols that protect networks,...

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If You Don’t Think Cybersecurity Is Crucial – Listen To This

December 4th, 2018 by admin

Small and mid-sized companies have a tendency to operate under the assumption that hackers target only more extensive operations. There’s a simple logic to that misconception that these criminals instigate cyber breaches that reap the highest possible reward. Nothing could be further from the truth....

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6 Tips To Ensure Third-Party Security

November 27th, 2018 by admin

Businesses of all types and sizes today must navigate a complex matrix of vendors and partners. In many cases, there is frequent sharing of data, including sensitive and proprietary information, that could be problematic if hacked or stolen. The advent of new technologies, including the Internet of...

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Top Data Breaches In The First Half Of November 2018

November 24th, 2018 by admin

Data breaches never fail to stay at the top of news headlines, and these are news headlines that should be highly regarded if you are a business owner. According to the ID Theft Center, there were at least 1,579 breaches, which was a 44.7 percent increase from the year before. A Look at Early November...

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