Customer data privacy

4 Tips to Ensure Customer Data Privacy for Your Online Business

Online privacy is hard to come by these days, with companies using every opportunity possible to gather and use your private data. It is no surprise that customers are more concerned and cautious about their online privacy than ever before. If you run an online business, you need to create a customer data privacy policy....

Think Your SMB Is Too Small for Hackers to Target? It’s Not. Take These 4 Steps to Keep Your Business Safe

By Ron Pelletier, founder and chief customer officer, Pondurance. As the founder of Pondurance, I’ve sat across the table from CEOs and CIOs of many small and midsize businesses who really believe that cybersecurity doesn’t apply to them. They think their data is not valuable enough to steal. They think they’re simply not big enough...

Cyber Attacks

NEWS – Annual Cyber Attack Costs $25k for US Small Business Says Hiscox Survey

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, reveals that in the past 12 months 23% of small businesses suffered at least one cyber attack, with an average annual financial cost of $25k. Although small businesses quickly adapted to remote working, it has left many feeling more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2021™ gauges businesses’...

Invoice fraud

Invoice Fraud: Are You Paying Your Vendor or a Thief

Fraud is everywhere. It seems in challenging times, such as this period of time with Corona, criminal activity only increases, especially with digital crimes. I spoke with Brandon Spear, President of MSTS , which helps companies with B2B credit and accounts receivable management. He shared with us one aspect of fraud, invoice fraud, and what...

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Keeping Cybersecure During Tax Time. 7 Things to Know.

As small businesses work to get their taxes in order before April 15, they should also make sure their online financial information is secure from cyberattacks – after all, tax time is one of cybercriminals’ favorite times of the year. It’s crucial to protect this information from an attack:  A recent survey of small...

data security

Shore Up Data Security with These 3 Easy Tips

It’s 2019 and data security is no longer something you can push to the back burner. Small businesses are being targeted more than ever and the consequences are disastrous. According to UPS Capital, Nearly two-thirds of all cyber attacks are being directed at small businesses. Cyber attacks cost small businesses between $84,000 and $148,000. ...

data security

The Changing Landscape of Data Security: A Chat with Dell’s VP of Data Security Brett Hansen

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of data security breaches in 2016 totaled 1,093, a 40% increase from the previous year. That being said, that statistic solely accounts for security breaches that were reported, so the numbers could be a lot worse than the initial estimate assumes. With security threats growing...

How Small Business Can Prevent and Recover from Security Threats

How Small Business Can Prevent and Recover from Security Threats: An Interview with Norman Guadagno

Keeping data secure is a must for every small business. While many small businesses feel that they are safe, or immune, from today’s cyber criminals, they are not. New threats arise every day, and savvy hackers are finding new ways of taking advantage of those who are not protected. Imagine this scenario: you are super...

Business Beware! 6 Common Security Myths You Must Know

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]No business is immune to security risks, with 41 percent of global executives reporting one or more security incidents during the previous year. Even the smallest security incident can impact a business’s operations, crashing websites, causing significant data loss and leading customer information to fall into the wrong hands. Although many business...

5 Security Tips to Keep Your Business Data Safe in the Cloud

5 Security Tips to Keep Your Business Data Safe in the Cloud

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]Cloud adoption has increased in recent years, with 77 percent of businesses surveyed reporting some investment in cloud technologies. Even businesses with a heavy reliance on desktop computers now use at least one cloud-based app, whether it’s a service like Dropbox, Gmail, or a more intensive product like Salesforce. With any new technology...

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