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Build a Strong Cybersecurity Culture through Employee Training

  Data breaches, hacks, and email fraud are hitting businesses of all sizes. It’s not just the big corporations like Equifax and Marriott International—all companies need to prioritize cybersecurity. According to one report, two-thirds of SMBs suffered a cyberattack in…

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Protect Your Online Retail Business

In my blog post, Protect Yourself While Shopping Online, I shared how to protect yourself as a consumer. Now, let’s talk about protecting your customers and yourself as a business owner. If you have any kind of online store where…

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Juice Jacking: What You Need to Know

We have probably all been to a public building where there are signs offering a free service to plug in your device at a charging location. Without thinking, we hurriedly plug in our device to the USB, by either using our…

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Small Business Saturday – BIG Cyber Protection

Shop Small is a nationwide movement that celebrates small businesses every day and helps communities thrive and stay vibrant. Small Business Saturday is a whole day specially dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country, celebrated each year on the…

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Protecting Your Identity After a Data Breach

Capital One announced recently that a hacker had accessed the personal information of 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million in Canada that had applied for credit with the Virginia-based bank. The affected information includes credit scores,…

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Equifax Data Breach Anniversary: Why It’s Time to Check Your Identity Defenses

Greater than 50%. Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critical…

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Does Your Cyber Insurance Have the Right Coverages?

Amanda, only four months on the job as the new risk manager of a large manufacturing company, was walking into a crisis management meeting with the company’s senior leadership. The issue was serious: the company had suffered a data breach.

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Responding to a Data Breach: What’s Your Plan?

When the storm sirens sounded last year, I scooped up my 4-year-old grandson and headed for our “safe closet.”  Have you ever sat in a closet with a 4-year-old with the door closed?  I suggest you have a flashlight available, because…

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Defending Against the Scut Farkus of the Internet World

Many of you may remember the V-8 juice commercial where someone forgets their daily dose of tomato-flavored goodness, proceeds to initiate the face palm, and exclaims, “Wow, I could have had a V-8!”   We have all done this at some…

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Don’t Deny the Threat of Denial of Service Attacks

Dawn walked into her office on Black Friday. Thanksgiving had been a lot of fun. It was good to catch-up with the family, some of whom had flown in from different parts of the country. Dawn, the CFO of a…

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