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The Complete Ransomware Checklist

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your business was the victim of a ransomware attack? Do you have concerns about how well protected your organization is to prevent this threat or detect it once it happens?  We’ve put together a step-by-step scenario of a typical ransomware attack and a checklist of things that you can do to prevent an attack from occurring.

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5 Security Tips for Your Small Business

You’ve seen it in the news, in the paper, and on social media. Cyber security has been a hot topic and will continue to be as we inch our way into 2019. Security breaches are costing businesses millions, and the threat is continuing to grow. A common misconception about security breaches is that they only affect large businesses. People tend to think that small businesses aren’t at risk for breaches because they don’t have the kind of information that hackers want. According to Verizon, “58% of (breach) victims are categorized as small businesses.” The thought of your business’ data being compromised can be scary, but there are steps that you can take to protect your business.

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Securing Your Business Against Data Theft

The daily news is full of stories dealing with data stolen from some of America’s largest and most recognizable brands.  In recent months we have seen network intrusions and data theft at Target, JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot and Dairy Queen.  You’ve seen these stories and probably are thinking these are all large companies with lots of valuable data; no wonder they are targets.  You might also be thinking don’t these companies have lots of really smart technology people who can protect that data?  Just goes to show you what a tough battle it is protecting your virtual assets from hackers and unscrupulous people.  What you should not be thinking however is this; if these big companies can’t do anything about it then why should I try?  After all my company is a small business and who wants my data?  Our experience tells us you might be amazed.

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