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Data Security Tips For Travelers

Posted by Sean McCabe on December 13, 2017 at 11:26 AM

After Thanksgiving weekend, travelers don’t stop. These next few weeks will be some of the busiest travel days of the entire year. Whether you are going to visit family, or just looking to get away, your privacy and data are at major risk when you travel. It is essential that you understand and practice certain security tips before going away.

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Topics: Business Data Security

Social Media Cyber Attack Risks

Posted by Sean McCabe on December 7, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Social media isn’t just for promoting your brand, selecting the coolest hashtags, or getting into political arguments that go nowhere. Social media is also a cyber risk for your company. Social media has turned into a playground for cyber-criminals. At least one in eight major corporations will have security breaches due to social media hackers in the coming new year.

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Backup Solutions For Small Businesses

Posted by Sean McCabe on December 4, 2017 at 2:48 PM

Data loss to a small business is a catastrophic event. Depending on the companies and how much damage has been done, that will usually shut them down within a few months of the disaster. It’s understandable considering all the months and years worth of content, reports, communications, and legal contracts an office has. This type of ordeal is expensive and time-consuming. As a small business owner, you’re responsible for making sure that your essential data is safe and secure.

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Topics: small businesses, backup solutions

HBO Ransomware Hacker Discovered

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 27, 2017 at 2:57 PM

You should never think that cyber-crime isn’t a big deal. The massive HBO hack from this past summer, which lead to the early leak of Game of Thrones scripts and full episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, just to name a couple of HBO programs affected, has lead to charges being filed against the man accused of the attack.

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Topics: hackers, ransomware

Don't Go 'Cold Turkey' On Data Security This Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 20, 2017 at 3:47 PM

You are probably mentally preparing for Thanksgiving. Going over what to make, worrying about guests, travel plans, etc. But this is no time to go 'cold turkey' on your data security. Poor excuse for a pun aside, I'm here to tell you that from Turkey Day to Black Friday to Cyber Monday, your data security doesn't take a vacation.

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Topics: data security

Avoiding Tech Support Scams

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 16, 2017 at 4:36 PM

If you’ve been the victim of a tech support scam, you’re not alone. The good news is that this dire situation can be resolved. The key is learning to spot them right away.

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Topics: tech support scam

Data Breach Response Plan: Step By Step

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 13, 2017 at 2:48 PM

When you suffer a data breach, you feel violated. Your most important info, maybe even your most precious memories, have been compromised. Every single organization that stores, processes or transmits personal data will need a step-by-step data breach response plan.

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Topics: data breach, response plan

Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 6, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Cyber security is no longer a luxury item for small businesses. Phishing, ransomware, data breaches, lions and tigers and bears, oh my! It shouldn’t come as a shock anymore that hackers are attacking business websites in various ways, all in order to create operational disruptions and snatch sensitive info.

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Topics: cyber security, small businesses

Getting the Most Out of Your Cloud Storage

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 3, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Getting the most out of your cloud storage can be easy to achieve if you are paying attention. Options to cloud storage are available everywhere, and we are talking about more than just your ordinary file storage and photo location. Making your work life easy is something you should always strive for.

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Topics: cloud storage

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