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Cybersecurity: It’s A Game and They Are Winning

It is similar to a Chess Game, but different: Each day, the small business owner is busy focusing on running his shop. He has customers to please, suppliers to deal with, product to promote and daily issues to address. He has little time each day to consider of all the ramifications of making sure that all his data is protected. He knows that it is important, but with all his responsibilities, he cannot give this aspect of his business, the attention it deserves. The hacker, sits in front of the computer, focused on the task of stealing your data. That is his day, his purpose, his job and he is very good at it.  He knows that the small business owner has many things to concentrate on. He understands “small business vulnerability” and he uses it to his advantage. He also knows that big business has teams dedicated to making sure that their data is secure and firewalls are strong, so he chooses to target the mom and pop shops. One player is focused on the game, the other di ...

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Finally, businesses are listening to this great advice

An article came across my desk last week, that immediately caught my attention. A recent story in CFO online magazine has given me the news I had been hoping for. Finally, I am seeing the results of everything I have been working for, recommending, advocating and advising my clients, for the last 10-years…. Love this statistic: “A September survey by the Risk and Insurance Management Society found that 80% of the companies recently surveyed, purchased a stand-alone cyber-security policy in 2016.” The takeaway: Policies covering exclusively cyber exposures are becoming the new normal for many large companies. Yahoo! Mail, is one of the largest and latest data hacks that has grab headlines since Sept 22nd. More than 500 million users saw their passwords, phone numbers and other information accessed in an ongoing data breach. This continuous cavalcade of data breaches, ransom-ware, cyber extortions, theft of trade secrets and theft of intellectual property, has affected major corporation ...

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PUBLIC WIFI – Are you risking everything by logging on?

Most of us are guilty of it.  You are sitting in a coffee shop, an airport or in the park and you find a moment to open your backpack and pull out your laptop, I-Pad or smart phone. Time to check in at work, (or see what is happening in the lives of your Facebook friends). The Wi-Fi Wave at the top of your device will give you options on which wireless network to choose to interface with. Scroll down and you may find everything from optimumwifi, to wisedragonfly to hiltonguest. Twenty options may appear. The choice you make, may mean the difference between keeping your personal and private information safe, and sharing it with thieves that may rip you off. So, what is the wise choice. 1. Choose the Network with the “Lock” On it. - You are going to have a choice. Many hotspots across the country have no security set. You can simply log on. And that is where the danger lies. If you have an account with a company such as Optimum Online, you can change the settings on your devise to recognize ...

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