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In the news last week were widespread reports of Visa cards not working at millions of businessess throughout England and Ireland. Given the frequency of ransomware attacks and data breaches, many naturally assumed the outage was the result of a hack. Not so, says Visa. The cause was ‘hardware failure.’  According to the company ‘[t]he […]

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Cyber insurance (also known as cyber liability insurance) has become a more and more popular product over the last ten years–especially for small and medium-sized businesses. The increasing cost, frequency and legal liability associated with data breaches is driving the rise.  (It’s also being driven by companies requiring their third-party contractors to have it.) Cyber […]


The recent (and ongoing) malware attack on the City of Atlanta has gained a lot of attention recently. It’s been notable for how much interference and disablement it’s caused for a major city government. For more than 8 days now, Atlanta has been fighting off the attack.  Some government officials continue to do work with […]


The cloud has been a huge shift in technology for small and medium businesses over the last several years.  All indications are that it is an enduring trend.  Businesses access platform and infrastructure capabilities through major providers like Amazon’s AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft’s Azure.  They also use cloud-based SaaS applications–many of which run […]

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Beginning May 25 of this year, companies that handle data of citizens of the European Union will need to start to comply with The General Data Protection Regulation, better know as GDPR.  These norms protecting personally identifiable information (PII) will be stricter than similar US protections.  They’ll cover items like IP addresses, health information and […]


Technology is constantly evolving, but that doesn’t mean every business needs to jump on the latest fad.  Here are some major trends that businesses should be looking at in 2018. BYOD and MDM Enough acronyms for you?  Well, they both have to do with one word: mobile.  Bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile device […]