Tag Archives: Security

How To Defend Your Cookie Jar from Thieving Hands

A friend of mine works for a small business which contracted with another small company to handle the bookkeeping.  The bookkeeping service embezzled money and fled, leaving my friend to pick up the pieces for her employer. A painful experience for both her and her employer. A 2016 insurance survey indicated 80% of embezzlement cases […]

Why You Need to Pay Attention to GDPR

Yes, another acronym we need to understand. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. Enforcement is coming to the EU in May 2018. The most significant update of data regulation in the EU in 20 years. But, it only applies to the EU, right? Not exactly. If your business collects personal data or preferences from […]

One Way to Solve the Data Compliance Puzzle

SOX, FINRA, FERPA, HIPAA, and PCI DSS can be as indecipherable as they sound. They’re tricky to deal with if you’re a small to medium business.  Keeping track of the myriad regulations can be a full-time job for one person. All these acronyms revolve around data security compliance regulations. They differ from industry to industry […]

Surviving a Breach by Forging a Path

In a previous blog, How to Keep Out the Bandit, https://goo.gl/fKu3Am, we discussed how small and medium businesses attract hackers, too.  Studies show over 50% of attacks aim for companies with less than 100 employees. That’s a scary thought for a small to medium business. Hacks send your public relations into a downward spiral and […]

Your Business Assets Dial It In

LPWAN or low power wide area network allows the local dumpster to tell the garbage collectors it needs a pickup. The city remains tidy at a low cost as this network sips power across a wide area. Fewer sensors are required nor is high-speed data transfer necessary. The popularity of this network driven by the […]

Cyber Security Runs with You

Your sales call completed, you have a few minutes to spare.  You remember that account transfer you needed to make today and recall you left your laptop at the office. As you check your phone, you make a note to consider mobile banking. Is it safe? How secure can a device you hold in your […]

Benefits of Flying Your Company to a Cloud

Your IT manager requires another employee and two new servers in the budget for next year. Your company grew by 20% this year, and your IT department scrambles every day to keep up. Your sales department complains about the software downtime caused by a server malfunction. Customer service sat at their desks twiddling their thumbs […]