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Ransomware Awareness for Holidays and Weekends

Burglars like to hit your business during holidays and weekends when you aren't in the office. Cybercriminals are no different.   The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an alert regarding an uptick in attacks during holidays...

How Ransomware Killed

How Ransomware Killed a Patient Ransomware, a form of malware to extort money, is one of the biggest cybersecurity threats to healthcare due to the sensitivity and high value of the information.  In the summer of 2020, a ransomware attack on a German hospital...

Risk Management Plan During Social Unrest

Risk Management Plan During Social Unrest is Essential   The first half of 2020 between COVID-19 and peaceful protests hijacked by looters has been hard on small businesses. As coordinated attacks on businesses by loosely organized criminal gangs continue, now is...

Insider Threats During a Pandemic

During the pandemic, an organization's security threats heighten—the risk for insider threats increases. There are two challenges: remote workers and the economy. The first challenge during COVID-19 is dealing with so many employees working remotely. The workforce...

Three actions to make your business more cyber secure right now

Perfect Time for a Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning It is a good as any time to perform a cybersecurity spring cleaning. As the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders continue, you are decluttering your home office, the kitchen, the bedroom closet, and the basement add...
Catfish Lure

Catfish Lure

Don't fall prey to the catfishing.   You get a message on a social media site from a lovely lady or handsome fellow. They want to chat and get to know you more. You think no since they are strangers. You respond to be polite or friendly since, after all, you are...

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How to Keep Secure on Zoom

How to Keep Secure on Zoom

To Zoom or Not To Zoom   That is the question given the recent press on issues with Zoom and security. With the global COVID-19 pandemic results in a surge of remote workers, Zoom was the go-to video conferencing platform due to its robust free version and ease...

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Digital Risk

Social Media Crisis Communications: Preparing for, Preventing, and Surviving a Public Relations #Fail

The original social media crisis communications bookby Ann Marie van den Hurk, gives you a crisis communications blueprint that’s fast, flexible, realistic, complete, and doable. You’ll learn how to build a crisis communications plan from the ground up then integrate social media into it. You’ll gain insights into the new dynamics of crisis communications due to social media. You’ll be exposed to case studies showing you what to do and not to do when faced with a crisis today.

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