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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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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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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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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Telecommuting Cybersecurity: Protect Your Network from Threats

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With large masses of people transitioning to work-at-home arrangements, some employers are scrambling to establish remote IT setups. Unfortunately, this often results in rushed arrangements that neglect important security protocols. Nobody knows this better than cybercriminals—and they’re poised to take advantage of this reduced protection of your network. Why does this happen? Home networks and…

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Content Filtering: Why Appearances Can Be Deceiving

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It’s another Monday, and you look over your office of busy employees hard at work on their computers. While it might seem like a productive scene, however, appearances can be deceiving. Content filtering—the use of software to screen or exclude access to certain websites or emails—could uncover some surprises: Angela from sales is searching for…

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3 IT Investments You Should Never Skimp On

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There’s a disturbing trend underlying the business world’s increased reliance on technology. It’s true that the internet age has empowered companies of all sizes to do incredible things and that technology is forever transforming the way we do business. However, today’s savvy businesses are intertwined to an unprecedented extent with the technology they use. There’s…

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Don’t Take a Pass on Secure Password Guidelines

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Today almost everything you do—and almost all information about you—is on a computer or a website connected to the internet. And nearly all businesses, from your doctor’s office to your mechanic, rely on computers and digital information to serve you and their other clients. So protecting this sensitive information with solid password guidelines should be…

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Reviving a Network Ravaged by Ransomware: A Case Study

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With ransomware on the rise, it’s critical to have an experienced, knowledgeable provider that keeps up with the latest on this ever-increasing threat. Check out this recent case study to see how James Moore’s Technology Solutions Consulting Team is in your corner in the fight against ransomware. A large company was hit with a severe…

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