Should Your Business Accept Bitcoin Payments?

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The payments ecosystem is complicated enough as it is. Throw in the growing prevalence of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and you can’t fault business owners for feeling anxious. Nevertheless, businesses are considering getting into the Cryptocurrency payment ecosystem. Wider adoption of cryptocurrency and a growing number of Bitcoin payment gateways make accepting payments far easier,…

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Can Hackers Get Through Your Customer Service Chatbots?

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Chatbots are some of the best AI-infused applications businesses can utilize. Depending on the size of your operation, you could save tens of thousands of dollars per year in customer service expenses by leveraging this emerging technology. However, you should understand the multiple security risks associated with this technology before connecting chatbots to your digital…

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New Florida Law Requires Tougher Government Cybersecurity Standards

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A new Florida law prohibits state agencies and local governments from paying ransomware demands. It also requires annual employee cybersecurity training and other protective measures to secure their technology. House Bill 7055, also known as the Local Government Cybersecurity Act, was signed into state law on June 24, 2022. An enhancement of existing law, it…

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5 Tips to Maximize the Benefits of Cyber Liability Insurance

Changes in costs and consumer demands in the past decade have accelerated the adoption of cloud-based infrastructure. Over 80% of small businesses  now declare cloud computing important to their business, alongside an even larger share of medium-sized and enterprise companies. Unfortunately, a larger web presence leads to increased risk from cybersecurity threats that have grown…

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3 Growing Trends for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans

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Murphy’s Law may not be scientific, but the spirit of the concept is more than a meme. Disruptive events like the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2007-2009 Great Recession prove every business needs to prepare for the unexpected. Times are changing, though, and so are the most critical business areas that require risk mitigation strategies. Protect…

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CyberSecurity Primer for the Small to Mid-Sized Business

Small and midsize businesses face an increasingly complex digital landscape. On the one hand, cloud-based operations are almost unavoidable. Considering 40% of consumers start their search online, operating without a web presence is often a losing prospect, especially within highly competitive industries. Still, even those 36% of small businesses in the U.S. without a website…

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Microsoft Hack: What You Need to Do Right Now

A recent cyberattack on Microsoft Exchange Server is believed to have impacted as many as 250,000 email servers covering nearly all business segments and sizes. If you have Microsoft Exchange connected to the internet, you are likely impacted. The hackers, who were linked to a Chinese cyberespionage group, initially exploited flaws in Microsoft’s Exchange software…

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Remote Control: Cyber Threats to Working From Home During COVID-19

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More people than ever are currently working remotely because of COVID-19. While such arrangements have been on the rise the past few years, the pandemic has spurred a mass migration home in a short amount of time. And unfortunately, the abruptness of the situation has created major cybersecurity concerns. Despite available technologies, many businesses aren’t…

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