Free Wi-Fi: Customer Perk, Business Risk

Free Wi-Fi & Business Network Security 

As a small business owner, you know that you must keep both your business’ and your customers’ needs in mind. But how do you maintain your business’ security when the goal is to satisfy your customers? 

If your business has regular customer traffic, you may have Wi-Fi needs (i.e. free Wi-Fi network for guests) outside of your internal business operations. Other businesses may solely need Wi-Fi or wired networks for their internal business systems and employees. 

How many networks does my business need? 

No matter what type of business you run, your security goals remain the same: always keep your sensitive business, customer, client and employee data secure. Utilizing networks within your business properly can help you achieve both your business’ internal needs and keep your customers happy. 
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Anti-Malware Protection: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Need for Anti-Malware Protection 

The holiday season is an exciting time for both consumers and fraudsters. The hustle and bustle gives criminals ample opportunity for cyberattack, phishing and malware infections. 

It’s especially important that you’re prepared for the influx of phishing schemes and cyberattacks that you can expect this holiday season. No matter what time of year, we strongly recommend that you protect your computer and other devices with anti-malware or anti-virus software. In fact, security experts detected 172 million malware attacks just in Q2 of 2016 alone. 

Many of you may be wondering: “Who cares? Who needs anti-malware software?” This guide will walk you through the need for anti-malware protection during the holidays and year-round. Plus, see which free anti-malware programs are recommended to protect your devices without breaking your budget.   Continue reading

Uber Data Breach Exposes 57 Million

What Happened? 

Uber Technologies, Inc. recently confirmed a global data breach that exposed 57 million of its customers and drivers. 

Of the 57 million affected, 50 million were customers and 7 million were drivers. Of the 7 million drivers affected, 600,000 were from the U.S.  Names, email addresses, phone numbers and driver’s license numbers were exposed. 

According to Bloomberg News, the breach initially occurred in October 2016. Cybercriminals first hacked a private coding site used by Uber software developers. From there, hackers used the credentials obtained from that site to access the company’s internal databases and files.  Continue reading

[QUIZ] Are you an Identity Crime Prevention Expert?

Identity Crime Prevention 

When it comes to identity crime prevention, do you know how to recognize common identity crime red flags? More importantly, do you know what to do if you are faced with a potential threat to your identity? 

If you can catch fraud and identity theft in their early stages, you can often avoid many of the substantial damages that come with it. Prevention and education are always your best defense against criminals that want to misuse your personal information. 

Are you an Identity Crime Prevention Beginner, Intermediate or Expert? Take the quiz to see where you stand! 


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