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Why Your Organization Needs to Build a Cyber Security Culture

Many companies approach cyber security simply by using tools and technology to protect their networks. While this is an important step, it is also important to build a culture of cyber security.

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Top 5 Things Your Law Firm can do to Improve Cybersecurity

(This is a summary of an article written for TLOMA Today: 5 Things Your Law Firm Can do Right Now to Improve Cybersecurity)

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Why Would a Cybercriminal Want to Hack my Small Business?

If you believe your company is too small to be targeted by cybercriminals, think again. Due to their lack of substantial cyber security budgets, small businesses are often viewed by hackers as “low hanging fruit,” or easy targets. Statistics confirm this as well.

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Does my Organization Need Multifactor Authentication?

(Updated from September 10, 2021)

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How to Protect Your Financial Information Online

The ability for online banking has made our lives simpler. We can bank from the comfort of our homes, or anywhere in the world without having to go to a physical branch. Cryptocurrency has also brought investors a new revenue stream that keeps on growing. While all this is great, there is a risk involved when it comes to using financial information on the internet.

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6 Ways Businesses Can Improve Their Cybersecurity

If you own a small business, you may think that cybercriminals would not be interested in stealing your data. The reality is, that SMBs are targeted specifically by cybercriminals because they know SMBs are the easiest, most vulnerable targets to attack.

You may think your business doesn’t hold the same type of sensitive information as a large business, however, cybercriminals are betting that your SMB doesn’t have the same safeguards in place as large corporations. Cybercriminals consider SMBs as “low-hanging fruit” because they often lack the technical resources and expertise to maintain strong security defences.

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6 Cybersecurity Risks That Could Put Your Small Company out of Business

Some small business owners are under the mistaken impression that cyber security is only for larger enterprises. They often think, “why would a hacker want to attack my little business, when there are larger enterprises with more money and data to steal?” The reality is that small businesses are attacked often, they just don’t generate headlines the way larger businesses do. Unlike those large enterprises, 60% of small businesses will permanently close 6 months after a data breach. To avoid having your business close, read about the 6 big cyber security risks putting small companies out of business, along with tips on how you can minimize that risk.

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How to Improve Your Business’s Cybersecurity Without Blowing Your Budget

Cybersecurity is a must for today’s connected businesses. One of the biggest challenges, especially for smaller businesses, is the lack of financial resources to help defend against a cyber-attack. However, there are some tips that a business of any size, but especially a smaller business, can utilize to help protect themselves from a cyber-attack without blowing your budget.

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If Your Password is on This List, It’s Time to Change Your Password

For most users, passwords are all that is protecting your files, data, and apps from unauthorized access. Yet, people still tend to use passwords that are too easy to guess, and even easier for software tools to crack.

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Survey says Consumers Don’t Trust Businesses That Pay Ransomware Demands

A survey by data management company, Cohesity, found that 40% of American consumers don’t want businesses to pay ransomware demands to cyber criminals. The study elicited responses from more than 1,000 U.S. consumers ages 18 and older. Moreover, 23% of those surveyed said they'd stop doing business with a company that paid a ransom. Further 48% would consider not doing business with a company that paid a ransom.

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