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Top 10 data security tips for small business

Yes, the issue is that big and the stakes are that high. According to Security Magazine, “It is estimated that 60 percent of hacked SMBs go out of business only after six months.” There are two things to keep in mind as you noodlle on that last statistic: 1) not all security breaches are necessarily cyber-related, … Continued

Digital transformation is a small business top priority

Digital transformation, as defined by Constellation Research, is “the methodology in which organizations transform and create new business models and culture with digital technologies.” Digital transformation is imperative for all businesses. It encourages the use of innovation and new business models and improves the experience of employees, customers, partners and stakeholders through the use of … Continued

What does your business stand to lose in a cyber attack?

How are cyber crooks getting in? While highly complex cyber attacks are increasing, the Cisco report notes that “classic” attacks are on the rise as well. For example, adware that gathers information about a user’s computer without telling them and malicious spam emails are common attack methods. In fact, spam is flying at levels not … Continued

What is a MSSP?

Lee Stringer-Cornerstone IT Security Expert As technology and computer networks have evolved into the internet of things, the focus on exponential growth in technology has given birth to an internet of very insecure things. This new internet has brought with it an unprecedented growth in a new form of criminal activity, cyber-crime. Cyber criminals have … Continued

Office 365 October news—exciting new value coming to Windows 10

On October 26, 2016, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Creators Update coming in early 2017, as well as stunning new devices: Surface Studio, Surface Dial and Surface Book with Performance Base. At the event on Oct. 26th, Satya Nadella, Terry Myerson and Panos Panay showcased innovations to the Office apps that are coming first to Windows and brought to life … Continued

Bring in business 24/7 with Microsoft Bookings

As a business owner, you know that scheduling appointments with customers can take a lot of your time. Sending emails back and forth, playing phone tag and reminding people to show up can clutter your day and keep you from the more important work of growing your business. To help make appointment scheduling simpler and … Continued

What is ransomware and how to protect your business from this threat:

Ransomware is malware that attacks and encrypts your business’ most valuable information (denial of service attack) and demands a fee or ransom in order for the information to be released. Ransomware can reach users in many forms, i.e. emails, advertisements, and webpages-just to name a few.     According to sbnonline “From April 2014 to June 2015, 992 victims had reported more than $18 million in losses to … Continued

Three simple tips to help improve your business’ cyber security posture

The securities and exchange commission reports that 60% of all cyber attacks targeted small-to-midsize businesses in 2014. Cyber-criminals will often target SMBs as gateways to larger company networks. Hackers are all too aware that small to mid-size business’ are often operating on smaller security budgets which can leave assets unprotected and not as frequently monitored. According to Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost for each lost or stolen record … Continued