Passwords: The Keys To Your Online Life

May 5, 2017 | By:
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When’s the last time you thought about your passwords? With over 90 billion passwords in existence today, the overall shift to online platforms and the boom in social media usage have made passwords an integral part of our daily online lives. Whether it’s connecting to a game with a Facebook profile, sharing Netflix credentials with a …

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Combating Ransomware: Back Up, Patch Up, Catch Up

April 18, 2017 | By:
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Ransomware strikes, panic sets in Ransomware, the computer malware designed to hold your devices and files ransom, can pose a huge threat to your company. Once a device is infected, it only takes a few seconds for a ransom note to display —demanding payment in exchange for a key to unlock your system. Until you pay …

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What Happens To Your Information After a Data Breach?

April 11, 2017 | By:
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Data breaches have become all-too-common amongst retailers, businesses, educational institutions and health care facilities. Last year, 1,093 data breaches led to over 36 million compromised records in the United States, leaving millions of Americans’ personal information exposed. The best way you can protect your information from compromise is by taking proactive measures to safeguard it, especially …

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Did You Know Your Business Is Targeted in Tax Scams?

March 27, 2017 | By:
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Scammers love businesses — big businesses, small businesses, your business, your friend’s business, and especially businesses willing to fall for tax scams. Being aware of the schemes criminals are carrying out and the tactics they use to employ them can give your business the best chance to deflect such advances. 

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Combating Tax Identity Theft: The IRS and the Taxpayer

March 13, 2017 | By:
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Tax season, fraud, theft – oh my! Tax season is a notoriously stressful time. Between filling out the forms, paying taxes or waiting for refunds, the tax-filing process can seem endless.What’s more concerning is that tax season is a holiday for identity thieves. Tax fraud and tax identity theft continue to be a significant problem for …

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Public Information Threatens Your Business Security

February 22, 2017 | By:
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Is your business more public than you think? In this overwhelmingly information-rich world, the answer is a definite yes. And if it’s public information, it has every legal right to carry on. Among social media platforms, review sites, consumer blogs, industry forums and business search databases, there’s a good chance that you’re being talked about. People flock …

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Public Databases Make Information Too Public

February 7, 2017 | By:
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The Internet is the world of free information. Thanks to online public databases, people finder websites and social media networks, we have instant access to vast amounts of information at our fingertips. Because the Internet is such an open environment, we rely on it to not only make information immediately available, but to also handle our …

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Is IoT Opening Up Your Business to Cyberattacks?

January 19, 2017 | By:
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IoT Technology in Business

Finding solutions to help your company run smoother and faster is what you do as a business owner. Since the Internet of Things (IoT) (aka “smart” devices) assist with efficiency, it’s likely that these devices have a regular role in your business. As of 2016, 65 percent of U.S. businesses use IoT technology — devices …

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IoT Technology: Convenience at the Cost of Security

January 9, 2017 | By:
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The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) was introduced to the world through a speech given by Peter T. Lewis in 1985. Today, the term is used to describe a vast network of people and things — “smart devices” like cars, home control systems, wireless printers, gaming consoles, etc. — connected through the Internet.  

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