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Are you subject to Data Protection laws?

    Are you subject to Data Protection laws?   This blog introduces a new topic that many may be unaware of: Data Protection laws. These are laws that define fully, or in part, what type of data is covered by government regulations, proscribe general standards for the securing of covered data, and may also […]

Cyberattacks and the vulnerability of the small business

   Cyberattacks and the vulnerability of the small business   You cannot go a day without reading about some big name company or even government agency being hacked and critical data being compromised. What you don’t see in the media is that most of the attacks happen to small firms, and that this is where […]

Limited investment capital and planning for trouble

    Limited investment capital and planning for trouble   Small businesses often fail to take the time to make business continuity plans. One aspect of a business continuity plan involves developing plans to handle the loss of physical infrastructure and hardware. Unfortunately, smaller and younger firms often fail to address these issues because they […]

Data Protection Laws and PIIs

    Data Protection Laws and PIIs   Last week we discussed the overall concept of “Data Protection Laws,” which govern the handling and securing of specific data. While these laws are wide ranging, most of these laws reference Personally Identifiable Information (PII) This “refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace […]

Ransomware Part II

    Ransomware Part II   In our last blog, we explained what ransomware is, and why it can be an especially troublesome virus. Today, let’s look at what you can do to avoid falling victim.   Prevention is the best cure. Follow standard “data hygiene” principles that you probably hear about all of the […]

Ransomware part I

    Ransomware part I   The daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of your business. There are so many different things that can attack your computer, steal your data, and wreck your day. One of the most troublesome […]

The Cloud: Are there security issues

    The Cloud: Are there security issues?   For many, the idea of offloading their data to another physical/virtual location can seem like a security risk. It seems counter intuitive that moving data away from “ home” is safer. But is that really true? Any server stored at your location is probably more physically […]

How the cloud saves smaller firms money

   How the cloud saves smaller firms money   OK. You pay someone to store all of your data in the cloud, as opposed to keeping it on your own server and backing it up. And you pay on an ongoing basis. How is that possibly going to be cheaper than just making a one-time […]

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