Spring Cleaning for Your Small Business Part 2 of 3: Mobile Device Security

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Mobile Threats Targeting Your Small Business

Computers aren’t the only devices that are at risk for security breaches. Small to midsized business (SMB) owners must be prepared to protect their companies from cyberattacks that target mobile devices, too. With more than 80% of employees using their personal phones, laptops, and tablets for business, the now standard practice of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has significantly increased the number of threats to data security. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning for Your Small Business Part 1 of 3: Document Security

Document Securing While Spring Cleaning Your Small Business

Appropriately Secure and Dispose of Business Data

It may be February, but the first buds of spring are right around the corner. For your Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB), the annual spring cleaning ritual doesn’t mean simply dusting off the shelves and organizing the supply closet. It’s also about forming secure habits for your business operations and protecting against data intrusions that could ultimately impact your organization’s name, and your bottom line. Continue reading

Combating Ransomware: Back Up, Patch Up, Catch Up

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 the ransom, your device is virtually useless. And even if a payment is made, there’s no guarantee that the hacker will unlock your device. In short, you’re left with two choices: dig into your business funds to pay the ransom or let the hackers keep your files and hope they don’t further misuse your compromised information?

As a business owner, this is a decision that you should never have to make. Continue reading