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The Dirty Loophole That Lets Insurance Companies Refuse to Cover a Cybercrime Theft in Your Business

Posted by Scott Spiro on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

As hacking hit the headlines in the last few years — most recently the global hack in May that targeted companies both large and small — insurance policies to protect businesses against damage and lawsuits have become a very lucrative business indeed. Your company may already have cyber insurance, and that’s a good thing. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a job to do — or that the insurance will cover you no matter what.

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Topics: Cybercrime, Insurance

How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

Posted by Scott Spiro on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered tools for source code management, but they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including their backups. One cyberattack later, and Code Spaces was out of business. Their killer had used some standard techniques, but the most effective was getting an unwitting Code Space employee to help — likely via a phishing attack.

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Topics: Cybercrime, Confidential Information

9-Step Data Security Checklist

Posted by Scott Spiro on Monday, 01 May 2017

 Summer is upon us… Time for a stroll in the park...softball...fishing...a few rounds of golf… 

Yet how could you possibly relax if some random bit of malware, software glitch or cyber-attack catches you off guard just as you’re walking out the door? A well-designed secure computer network gives you the confidence that “all systems are go,” whether you’re having fun in the sun, or just getting things done with your team.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Data Recovery, Data Security

Ransomware: 7 Ways To Dodge A Data Disaster

Posted by Scott Spiro on Monday, 03 April 2017

You stride into the office early one Monday morning. You grab a cup of coffee, flip on your computer and start checking e-mail…

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Topics: Data, Data Recovery, Ransomware

“Lucky Charm” Keeps Hackers Out

Posted by Scott Spiro on Friday, 03 March 2017

Ralph’s been a good employee for you. Shows up on time. Gets the job done. Doesn’t hassle anybody.

He’s also a porn addict. When nobody’s looking, he’s visiting sites – on your network – that you’d be appalled to see IF…you knew about them. Without careful monitoring and filtering, this kind of Internet use on your network can remain hidden.

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Topics: Cybercrime, Security, cybersecurity

Fake Apps: Newest Cybersecurity Threat

Posted by Scott Spiro on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Ryan loved tweaking photos on his Android phone. 

He’d heard rave reviews from his friends with iPhones about Prisma, a new iOS app for image editing. So when he heard Prisma would soon be released for Android, he logged in to the Google Play Store to see if it was there yet.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Mobile Security

Advantages of VoIP Solutions for Small Business

Posted by Scott Spiro on Thursday, 19 January 2017

When running a small business, your phone system is probably an afterthought. But if you experience constant downtime and dropped calls, you might have outgrown your current legacy phone or PBX system. VoIP solutions solve these problems for your small business with only a small upfront investment. Before enduring another day of siloed and broken communication, take time to understand the advantages of VoIP solutions. 

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Topics: Phone System, VoIP, Small Business, Communication, IT Support

3 “Must-Do” Cybersecurity Resolutions For 2017

Posted by Scott Spiro on Tuesday, 03 January 2017

“Never before in the history of humankind have people across the world been subjected to extortion on a massive scale as they are today.” That’s what The Evolution of Ransomware, a study by Mountain View, California-based cybersecurity firm Symantec, reported recently.

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Topics: Cybercrime, cybersecurity, New Years Resolutions

$1.5M Cyber-Heist Typifies Growing Threat

Posted by Scott Spiro on Thursday, 01 December 2016

Efficient Escrow of California was forced to close its doors and lay off its entire staff when cybercriminals nabbed $1.5 million from its bank account. The thieves gained access to the escrow company’s bank data using a form of “Trojan horse” malware.

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Topics: Cybercrime, cybersecurity

The Small Business Cyber Security Checklist

Posted by Scott Spiro on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

In 2015, the world's first "international cybermafia" stole up to $1 billion from more than 100 global financial institutions. The gang's "spear-phishing" emails opened the bank's digital doors and released trojans into each entity, which then directed ATMs to transfer huge sums of money into dozens of hacker accounts. Although your business might not have billions in the bank, data breaches like these could happen to any entity -- regardless of size -- and implementing a cyber security checklist is the first step to securing your digital walls.

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Topics: Security, Small Business, cybersecurity

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