Strategic Technology

Why Strategic IT Should be at the Top of Every Executive’s Priority List

By Julia Deien, Microsoft Certified Professional and Jason Gotway, VSP5, VMTSP, VCP550 In 2020, 70% of United States employees worked remotely, teams and customers relied on virtual tools to communicate, and a dispersed workforce led to additional concerns about cybersecurity. The result has been not only an increased use of technology, but also a heightened awareness...

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. ...

Simplifying the Digital Security Of Your Business with Head of Cyber Security Alliance

Hackers LOVE small business. They want to steal your data or hold it hostage. Cybersecurity is a major concern for today’s small businesses. But that doesn’t mean that all small businesses have to approach cybersecurity in the same way. Small Business Trends caught up with Michael Kaiser of the National Cyber Security Alliance at Nasdaq MarketSite in New...

How You Can Avoid Social Engineering Attacks On Your Business

Cybersecurity breaches are at an all-time high, with business and IT leaders scrambling to deploy technologies to protect confidential data. While technology solutions are critical to maintaining security, the weakest link in any business is not the email services or the office software, it’s the staff.   Sophisticated phishing and spear phishing attackers use a mix...

Physical Security – Securing Your Business From Old Fashioned Theft and Vandals

For many, cyber breaches are considered to be the big bad wolf. Do a quick Google search for “business security” and you’ll find endless lists of how-to articles that plot out steps for evading hackers and preventing data breeches. And while digital security measures matter for small businesses, physical security threats can just as...

data security

Improving Efficiency While Keeping Data Safe: 3 Data Security Tips for Small Business

Data security is at the forefront of every business owner’s mind, whether they are a single entrepreneur, a small local business, or a billion dollar enterprise. In the fifth episode of my Dell EMC World video series, I spoke with Brett Hansen, the Vice President of Dell Data Security, who shared advice and best...

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