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Top Three Social Media Cyber Security Best Practices

We use social media daily. As social creatures, we use it to communicate with friends and family. In addition, we share lots of information online about our lives, such as what we like to eat, what sports we play, favorite restaurants, and our pets' names.  It is...

The Russia Ukraine Crisis Affect on Small Business Cyber Security

This isn’t Vegas… What Happens in Ukraine won’t stay in Ukraine. Our world is too connected. We must be aware of how the Russia/Ukraine crisis affects us. For months Ukraine has been under cyberattack, and it precludes what could be coming our way.  We are in a...

What is an Online Monitoring Program?

Do you know the importance of an online monitoring program in maintaining an organization’s reputation? A business risks losing 22 percent of business when potential customers find one negative article on the first page of their search results. Three negative ones on...

2022 Small Business Cybersecurity Trends

Small business increasingly a cyber thug's target. As we start 2022, we need to take stock of 2021 and how the cybersecurity events of this year will affect the new year for small businesses. The year 2021 has been eventful for cybersecurity. There are three small...

Critical Communication During a Disaster

Your phone is buzzing with weather alerts. The TV meteorologist advises you to seek shelter ASAP. When you step out of your safe place, there are three outcomes. First, you have been spared, and your employees are safe. The next option is you are fine, but your...
Risk Management Plan During Social Unrest

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...

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Insider Threats During a Pandemic

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...

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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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