Are Mobile Payments Right for You? Stay Safe When Paying with Your Phone

Using Your Phone as Your Wallet

If you are a frequent Starbucks visitor, you may have been an early adopter of the Starbucks app and been quickly introduced to mobile payments, or the “pay with your phone in-store” concept, when it was launched in 2011. A report by eMarketer says you were not alone, and today there are more than 23 million consumers using the Starbucks app for in-store purchases at least once every six months. Continue reading

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

Small Business Receiving Credit Card Payment

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

Fitness Apps — Helpful Tool or Data Breach Fuel?

Smart Watch and Mobile Application

New Year, New Threats

Nearly a month into 2019, many people have maintained their focus and motivation to revisit and reset their fitness plans. To achieve these goals, a great deal of us leverage applications and wearables, such as Fitbit and Apple Watches, to help keep track of workouts, meals, and progress.

Although we all want to stay driven to succeed, it’s important to understand that just like any other connected device, fitness apps and wearables are vulnerable to cybercrime. Continue reading