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Small Businesses Need to Protect their Data

by Jim Malmberg

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When we talk about data breaches, every one tends to think of large companies or organizations. Target, Home Depot and the Veterans Administration come to mind almost immediately. But hackers are now targeting small companies too. One reason for this may be that smaller businesses don’t have the same number of resources to invest in data protection and are consequently easier targets. … Continue Reading

BYOD: Beware of Your Own Device—and the People Who Carry Them

by ID Experts

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Mobile devices allow you to do amazing things: play Candy Crush Saga in a boring meeting, download your alma mater’s fight song, get the calorie count of the Costco-sized pizza you bought. … Continue Reading

How To Stop Criminal Hackers In Their Tracks

by Robert Siciliano

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Do you offer free WiFi? Put these three safeguards in place to protect your customers and your business.

On a recent trip from Boston to New York on an Acela Express train, I was writing blogs and doing some research using Amtrak’s free wireless Internet. … Continue Reading

Ways small businesses are preventing Breaches

by Robert Siciliano

DataTheft

How did that huge recent data breach of a major retailer occur in the first place? Well, valuables can’t be stolen if there aren’t any valuables to begin with. Large merchants will store customers’ credit/debit card data to facilitate faster transactions. But small retailers keep minimal or zero data—this will not attract thieves. … Continue Reading

A Work At Home Opportunity That’s Not So Golden

by Federal Trade Commission

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Looking to make some extra cash? So are scammers. Listen to this one about a telemarketing resale scam targeting Spanish-speakers nationwide. … Continue Reading

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