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Data Management is Key to Compliance
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Technology, the law, and the threat environment are changing so fast that achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance gets more complex and challenging by the day. If your employees are doing an end run around compliance processes using shadow IT, that only compounds the problem. 
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SMBs: the Sweet Spot for Phishers
Anne Bisagno—Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We've talked before about how SMBs are low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals: they have more to steal than individuals and weaker defenses than large companies. Unfortunately, that's more true than ever. 
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Big Dangerous Phish are Circling
Anne Bisagno—Thursday, July 06, 2017

Beware of a new type of phishing attack that's tricking recipients into granting ongoing access to their email accounts. Most recently seen on May 3 in the form of a fake Google Doc app, the new credential phishing technique bypasses all the typical red flags like spoofed links, sign-in requests, and attached files that ordinarily warn users to be cautious. Instead, it sends users an Open Authentication permission request for a trusted and authorized application. Worse yet, changing passwords isn't enough to block the attack or kick out the attacker. 
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When is a Ransom Not a Ransom?
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 26, 2017

When you pay it and still don't get back what was stolen, which is happening more often with ransomware, at least according to a new survey of IT pros working in small and midsize businesses. 
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Hackers Follow the Money
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 19, 2017

It should come as absolutely no surprise that financial services firms are the favorite targets of industry-specific attempts to breach data security. Why? Simple: that's where the money is. 
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Ransomware Hits Business and Professional Services Hardest
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 12, 2017

The continued growth of ransomware puts business and professional services firms at particularly high risk, according to the latest global threat trends report. 
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It's More Easy Being Green
Anne Bisagno—Monday, June 05, 2017

Technology is notoriously resource-intensive and energy-gobbling, but it doesn't have to be. Take a look at these office-ready, eco-friendly gadgets: a speedy solar USB charger, a AA battery with USB port, or a recyclable wireless keyboard and mouse made of sustainable bamboo. 
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Internet Privacy: Should Your Business Worry?
Anne Bisagno—Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pushed through new privacy regulations for home Internet and broadband providers that were designed to require consumers to opt in before providers could sell or share their browsing history, app usage, and other private information with advertisers and other companies. These new rules were well-intentioned, but they conflicted with the existing privacy framework put forth by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). As a result, the FCC and FTC will need to work together to ensure consistent, comprehensive privacy practices — at least until Congress decides whether or not it wants to overhaul the Telecommunications Act completely. 
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Get Your Board On Board With Cybersecurity
Anne Bisagno—Monday, May 22, 2017

If you're frustrated by how little your board of directors seems to understand about cybersecurity, take heart: you're not alone. Recent research by security firm Focal Point Data Risk shows that security pros see their job as guiding the business and preventing loss, while business leaders think of security primarily as a way to protect company data and the corporate brand. 
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Patch Your Windows Systems in March? If so, you are Safe From “WannaCry” Ransomware Attack
Anne Bisagno—Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The so-called Wanna Decyptor ransomware is currently moving across 74 countries in more than 45,000 attacks, including a massive takedown of several UK hospitals. 
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