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10 Myth Busters for SMB Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity can provide a crucial role in empowering small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to move forward faster, smarter, and safer. But there are many misconceptions about the state of cybersecurity in the SMB space. These misconceptions can alter how we think and plan for in our businesses.

In this whitepaper “10 Myth Busters for SMB Cybersecurity,” Cisco uses data to debunk ten of the most pervasive myths about cybersecurity for SMBs -- myths such as SMBs lack personnel dedicated to security or that their leadership teams don’t take data privacy seriously. Spoiler alert, these myths are resoundingly inaccurate with 99% of SMBs surveyed reporting that they have at least one team member dedicated to cybersecurity and 84% of SMBs made security awareness training a priority.

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What Makes a Great Virtual CIO

Your business uses technology for everything. From email to point of sale to accounting to communication - technology is involved. The problem is, technology, or IT, isn’t what you do. It’s what you use, but not what you like to manage.

Running a business is hard enough let alone managing all the technological pieces. In today’s world, IT is integral to the success of a business, but too often, business owners wear the hat of a Chief Information Officer among all the other hats they wear and it causes the business to suffer.

What you need is a Virtual CIO (vCIO).

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DMARC: A Tool for More Effective Marketing & More Secure Email

Are your emails ending up in spam folders? Are you constantly worrying about whether clicking on a certain email will give you a virus? 

For the sender, email marketing is one of the most effective ways of building a lead generating pipeline, but when those potential leads aren’t seeing your content, all of your hard work goes unnoticed.

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[VIDEO] Email Banners - An Essential Tool For Identifying Phishing Emails

One of the most challenging things about cybersecurity is that so much of it depends on your vigilance and attention to detail. It can feel scary and frustrating that some of the emails sitting in your inbox could actually be from the bad guys. No one wants to be the person who clicked on the wrong link and allowed a cybercriminal to access your company's sensitive data. 

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing an IT Partner

You are in the market for an IT company that provides you with the technology support you need, not only to fix issues when they come up but also to help you think ahead and use technology to support business growth. You want to partner with a team that that cares about your success as much as you do.  

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[VIDEO] How to Identify a Zoom Phishing Scam

We are all using video conferencing more than ever during this global pandemic and cybercriminals are cashing in by creating realistic looking video conferencing phishing scams. With how busy all of us are and how easy it is to join a video conference call, we might miss the signs that your meeting invite is not legitimate.  Here are a couple of tricks to spot these scams before you click.

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Remote Security: How to Avoid Cyberattacks While Working From Home

Our lives and workspaces have changed drastically over the last couple of weeks. We’ve had to shift quickly to completely different ways of working and collaborating. It’s been a hard transition for many people and businesses, but at this point, many people have successfully adapted to working from home and are settling into this new normal.

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[VIDEO] Protect Your Business from a CARES Act Cyberattack

It is not surprising that data security breaches are spiking. Few situations offer as many opportunities for cybercriminals as a global pandemic. The most recent flavor of COVID-19 related cybercrime feeds on confusion around the recently-approved Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

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Protecting Your Business Against a Coronavirus Cyberattack

When it comes to cybersecurity, one thing is for sure: when a global crisis emerges, it’s only a matter of time before criminals find a way to exploit it. And few situations offer as many opportunities for hackers as a global pandemic.

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[Whitepaper] Top Cybersecurity Threats & What You Can Do to Stay Protected

In 2019, cybercriminals cost businesses $3.5 billion, according to the FBI. That’s up from $2.7 billion in 2018. Cyberattacks happen so often that many businesses don’t even realize they’ve been breached until cybercriminals have compromised a significant amount of data and cost them millions in damages.

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