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Small businesses hit with email scams

Cyber Crime is one business that has thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FBI reports cybercrime quadrupled during the first phase of the pandemic with phishing attacks spiking up 350% (see a real example after...

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How to Win the Cyber Battle

Nearly every week we hear of another major data breach or ransomware attack - lately Equifax and City of Atlanta. It is highly likely that the personal information of every American adult is now available on the dark...

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Blue Cross Cyber Attacks Affect 91 Million

Some Blue Cross policyholders in Idaho and Washington states are among the 91 million people who had their personal information compromised in a cyber-attack. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Premera Blue Cross have...

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Three Hackers Charged In Largest Ever Data Breach

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three men in connection to the largest data breach ever, which exposed 1 billion e-mail records from more than 100 different businesses from 2009 to 2012, according to a March...

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HIPAA Fines of $2M for Stolen Laptops

Two entities have paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) $1,975,220 collectively to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (...

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8 Essential Data Breach Protections For Small Business

The number of data breaches involving smaller businesses continues to grow, but a new survey by The Hartford finds that 85 percent of small business owners believe a data breach is unlikely, and many are not...

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What FBI Says Is US #1 Threat!

Cyber security is becoming our nation's number-one threat according to FBI Director Robert S Meuller, III in comments made at the Cyber Security Conference in San Francisco. The following are excerpts from his comments...

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Data Breach - Uninsured Business Threat?

Businesses, even very large ones, are typically not insured for data breach liability claims. Companies that rely on a Commercial General Liability (CGL) form, the most common policy form, to cover this cyber exposure...

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Hackers Now Target Small Businesses

Your small business is a target! Hackers are expanding their sights beyond multinationals to include any business that stores data in electronic form, according to a ProgramBusiness.com article posted July 21, 2011. The...

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