Healthcare SMBs Should Budget for Data Breaches

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  • March 2, 2017
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On a regular basis in this blog, we counsel leaders of small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) to think like their counterparts in big corporations. For example, large companies budget for cyber security and recovery costs. So, SMBs would be wise to do the same. This advice goes double for any

When Data is Ransomed You Could Pay With Bitcoin. Or Not.

  • January 27, 2016
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It’s sad to say, but experts expect cybercriminals to step up the ferocity and velocity of ransomware attacks in 2016. In such an assault, crooks use malicious software to capture and hold company data hostage until you meet their payment demands. When victimized, you can either ignore the threat and

Big Data Needs Big Security: 4 Steps You Need to Take Now to Protect Your Business

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  • June 25, 2015
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If you are already dabbling in the possibilities big data offers businesses of all sizes, then now is the time to think about putting scalable processes in place to protect your information and your company as your business – and the rest of the world – rushes in the next

Think You Know Where Data Breaches Come From? You Might be Surprised!

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  • May 7, 2015
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Most business owners know the importance of protecting their data from system failures, hackers and other external threats. However, according to the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), 90 percent of data breaches in the first half of 2014 were preventable, while 29 percent of all data breaches – whether accidental or

Store, Delete or Destroy? What to do with Data

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  • April 23, 2015
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Of all the security risks dogging businesses today, data storage may seem the most innocuous. Think again, warns Robert Siciliano of Ingersoll Rand Nexia Home Intelligence. “In the olden days, a business’s big concern might have been that of employees using the company car for personal trips, causing needless wear

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Mine & Analyze Big Data

  • March 3, 2015
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In June, 2013 ITinflections named Big Data as a “top technology trend that everyone should be watching.” Once reserved for large companies with the ability to gather, analyze and make sense of an incredible and vast array of information, small and medium-sized businesses are starting to take advantage of Big

The 3 Questions SMBs Should Ask about Big Data

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  • February 5, 2015
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Last month, tech journalist Jeff Bertolucci, a columnist for Kiplinger’s and other small business news services, attended the Techweek conference in southern California, an event that connects entrepreneurs and investors. One of the sessions that grabbed his attention was “How Startups Can Leverage Big Data.” “Big-data products are generally targeted
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