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Why CIOs Prefer “Monkeys,” and Why It Could be Devastating for Cyber Security

Recently, I had a conversation with a top executive at a well-known Fortune 1000 company. This executive admitted to me that, given a choice between hiring truly talented IT security professionals and “monkeys” – meaning cheap, low-level offshore IT personnel – he’d choose the monkeys. His rationale was that his company would not only save money by offshoring cyber security ...

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The Vast Importance of Back Up Security for Small Businesses

Since the advent of the Internet, entrepreneurs now have new and exciting opportunities. Whether you’ve been operating a small business for a number of years or are just getting your feet wet, there’s one thing you should keep in mind as you move forward. We have come to rely on technology in order to work more efficiently. However, all too ...

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Avoid Lawsuits, Theft and Startup Oblivion by Considering 5 Types of Business Insurance

If you’ve recently opened a small business, it’s highly likely that you like business but love your field. And if you’re not a business guru, navigating the world of startups can seem overwhelming at times. It might be tempting to skimp on certain costs, but one aspect of the company that you’re not going to want to penny-pinch on is ...

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Top Business Owner Traits and Online Shopping Safety Tips

Becoming a successful business owner requires a number of traits that will enable you to achieve your goals. One of the qualities that any entrepreneur needs to have is the ability to coordinate. This is important for mobilizing staff, delegating duties and establishing relationships with other business entities. Passionate In order for your business to be able to flourish, you ...

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Building a Cyber Security Plan for your Small Business

How safe is your company’s data? Small businesses all over the world are vulnerable to data security breaches—and they may not even know it. Many small business owners understand the importance of ongoing assessment of malicious threats (such as hacking and phishing) and non-malicious threats (such as employee mistakes like laptop losses, data leaks, and application glitches). But many of ...

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Keeping Your Blog Safe from Hackers

If you have or previously had a blog of your own, you’re aware that blogging takes a lot of time and dedication. In order to bring attention to your page, you have to post regularly and sometimes even do a bit of research. Some turn their blogs into their career, and if you gain a lot of popularity, this isn’t ...

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Is Your Business Data Secure? Serious Stats to Get You Thinking!

As the issue of data ownership becomes increasingly complex, and the rights and responsibilities of those who manage and use it become more confusing, it’s perhaps unsurprising that a growing number of organisations don’t know where their data is. And not only do they not know where it is, these days thousands of organisations don’t even know who is responsible ...

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What Small Business Owners Can Learn from the Data Breach at Target

Lately, there have been data breaches of customer security. Companies like Target and Nieman Marcus have recently had breaches of their data where customer information was compromised. As developments in the Target customer data breach continue to unfold, Trend Micro, a leading developer of data security solutions, and its security experts are turning to what is next on the horizon for ...

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Featured Posts: How Entrepreneurs Can Improve Security Of Financial Cards

Despite the wealth of information that is available from consumer groups, financial institutions and online media, financial cards still face security threats ranging from identity thefts to hacked billing statements. It is therefore unequivocal that the use of personal financial cards to carry out business transactions, finance business operations and reduce the volume of paperwork and transactional expenses is accompanied ...

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Keeping Your Business Secure (Book Review)

Book: Business Security: How to Protect Your Small Business Against Fraud, Debtors, Theft, Workplace Violence, and More Author: T.A. Brown Pages: 167 Twitter Review: Often an overlook aspect for business owners, this book offers simple practical ways for security. Review: Published in 2008, this is a book that provides information which  is still current.  Among the topics discussed and evaluated include monitoring employees ...

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