10 Inexpensive Ways to Improve Small Business Security

You’ve worked hard to create and grow a business that you depend on. The last thing you want is for someone to take it from you. You don’t have a lot of extra cash right now, so you can’t afford to spend much to improve small business security. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot to make a difference. Like you, criminals (cyber-criminals in particular) also run a business. They balance revenues from what they have stolen against expenses—what it costs to run a campaign, find people to buy the stolen items or data, operate servers and pay rent….

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Minimize the Cost of Small Business Data Breaches with Proactive Security

Last year, Marriott, Facebook, Capitol One and the Russian government all made headline news with devastating data breaches. However, between 43 and 60 percent of all cyber-attacks in 2019 actually targeted small to medium businesses (SMBs). And the cost of small business data breaches goes far beyond the immediate damages. Small businesses make an attractive target for cyber criminals for two reasons. First, SMBs often lack sufficient security, leaving them vulnerable to attack. Second, criminals see small businesses as a back door to the more lucrative large enterprises. Think of the Target attack several years ago, in which hackers gained…

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Essential Wireless Network Security Tips for Small Business

Wireless network security tips from Pili Mar In an age dominated by smartphones and tablets, wireless networks have become an increasingly attractive option for many small businesses. With a wireless network, team members can easily collaborate on mobile devices and laptops from anywhere in the office. Employees can join the network or change locations without any wires to manage. That convenience and portability brings challenges, however, and businesses that choose to go wireless must plan carefully. In addition to some reduction in speed, wireless networks pose an increased security risk. To minimize your risk, consider a few basic tips for…

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Cybersecurity for Small Business: Physical Security

used with permission from FTC.gov by Andrew Smith, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection An employee catches up on some work while visiting the local coffee shop. She grabs her Double Mocha to go, but accidentally leaves behind a flash drive with hundreds of Social Security numbers on it. When she returns, the flash drive is gone. Then there’s the staff member who needs to free up file room space. After he tosses a stack of old company bank records into the garbage, a dumpster diver spots the trash and walks away with a windfall. At meetings with small business…

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Guard Depot Online Network Security Store Offers Enterprise-grade Small Business Cybersecurity

Guard Depot Online Network Security Store Offers Enterprise-grade Small Business Cybersecurity WatchGuard network security appliances and subscriptions to protect smaller retail and multi-site businesses available from new Online Network Security Store Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) November 28, 2017 — Guard Depot, a division of eMazzanti Technologies and WatchGuard Authorized Online Reseller, today announced the launch of its e-commerce website, guarddepot.com. The new site offers enterprise-grade cyber security technology from WatchGuard at affordable price points for small and midsize enterprises. With several tabletop, access point and rack mount security solutions, as well as Basic Security Suite and APT Blocker subscriptions…

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6 Ways to Help Business Disaster Recovery

6 Ways to Help Business Disaster Recovery Thousands of businesses impacted by recent wildfire and hurricane disasters need assistance to reopen We in the business community are all shocked and dismayed by 2017’s long string natural disasters. Hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria inundated or leveled communities in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. At the other extreme, wildfires in California incinerated more than 3,500 homes and structures. The loss of life saddens us as we view neighborhoods under water or leveled to ashes. Business Impact More than homes have been lost. Texas estimates that 29% of its nearly 5 million businesses…

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5 Cyber-Security Tips for Small Business Manufacturing

Cyber-criminals have focused their sights on small business, with thousands of attacks occurring each day. The manufacturing sector is particularly vulnerable and now ranks second only to healthcare as the most targeted for cyber-attacks. Small business manufacturing organizations must be prepared or suffer the consequences. According to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cyber-Security Report, twenty-eight percent of manufacturers reported losing revenue due to cyber-attacks last year. Factory floor systems present unique vulnerabilities in protecting technical information. Increased automation and connectivity brings efficiency, but that improved performance comes with a price. With so many systems connected via the internet, and with attacks increasing…

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Small business lending: Is glass half-full or half-empty?

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG Published May 03, 2017 Associated Press NEW YORK – Trying to size up the state of small business lending can prompt the question: Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Banks and government data point to a recovery in small business loans since the recession, with loan figures nearly back to their 2008 levels. But many company owners say while they’re more upbeat about the economy, they’re not planning to ask banks for financing. Some have enough on hand. That’s what nearly half of the companies queried said in a survey released in March by the Federal…

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Search Engine Marketing for Small Business Works

Smart search engine marketing for small business ensures that customers find your website easily when they need your services Search engine marketing for small business (SEM) is an important segment of your online marketing strategy that focuses on a deliberate, well-crafted approach to bringing customers to your website through search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. For instance, a landscape design firm may have highly trained designers and hundreds of happy customers, but if an online search puts the business on page four, or if search results show a two-star rating based on negative reviews, new homeowners are likely…

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