Cyberattacks and the vulnerability of the small business

Cyberattacks and the vulnerability of the small businessYou cannot go a day without reading about some big name company or even government agency being hacked and critical data being compromised. What you don’t see in the media is that...

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Denial is not a solution: Something you owe your customers and your employees

Denial is not a solution: Something you owe your customers and your employeesWhy do so many people procrastinate about making a will? Why is it so hard to get young people to buy health insurance? Because it is one...

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Limited investment capital and planning for trouble

Limited investment capital and planning for troubleSmall businesses often fail to take the time to make business continuity plans. One aspect of a business continuity plan involves developing plans to handle the loss of physical infrastructure and hardware....

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Data Protection Laws and PIIs

Data Protection Laws and PIIsLast week we discussed the overall concept of “Data Protection Laws,” which govern the handling and securing of specific data. While these laws are wide ranging, most of these laws reference Personally Identifiable Information (PII)...

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Are you subject to Data Protection laws?

Are you subject to Data Protection laws?This blog introduces a new topic that many may be unaware of: Data Protection laws. These are laws that define fully, or in part, what type of data is covered by government regulations,...

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Ransomware Part II

Ransomware Part IIIn our last blog, we explained what ransomware is, and why it can be an especially troublesome virus. Today, let’s look at what you can do to avoid falling victim.Prevention is the best cure. Follow standard “data...

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Ransomware part I

Ransomware part IThe daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of your business. There are so many different things that can attack your computer,...

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The Cloud: Are there security issues

The Cloud: Are there security issues?For many, the idea of offloading their data to another physical/virtual location can seem like a security risk. It seems counter intuitive that moving data away from “ home” is safer. But is that...

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How the cloud saves smaller firms money

How the cloud saves smaller firms moneyOK. You pay someone to store all of your data in the cloud, as opposed to keeping it on your own server and backing it up. And you pay on an ongoing basis....

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Data regulation and our business: You are probably regulated by these laws

Data regulation and our business: You are probably regulated by these lawsSmall firms are probably aware that there are laws regulating the handling of data, but they probably assume that these apply only to larger firms and that they are...

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