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How To Protect Your Business From A Ransomware Attack

A recent report uncovered startling trends in ransomware attacks: The frequency with which they occur The markets most heavily targeted and Its impacts on a business. In our work with clients to prepare business continuity and disaster recovery plans, we know the first line of defense is a good offense. We also know human error…
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Business Continuity 101: How To Prepare A Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR) Plan

You never know when disaster might strike your business. Whether in the form of a natural disaster or in a ransomware attack, your business needs to have a business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan in place. You don’t want to wonder IF a ransomware or other cybersecurity attack will occur, but WHEN and when…
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Is Your Company In Compliance With California’s New Consumer Privacy Regulations?

As we started off the new year, the California Consumer Privacy Act was getting underway. The Act, at its most basic, is a way to offer protection to consumers. It lets the consumer know what information will and will not be sold and to whom and offers the consumer the ability to opt-out of having…
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Security Breaches: Who Is At Fault?

“Ring” doorbells and other doorbell security devices were sold with the “promise” of making your home more secure, allowing you to see who was at your door whether you were home or not and to help protect packages left at your doorstep from “porch pirates.” Who, then, is at fault when these security devices fail…
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How To Stop Google From Tracking Your Movements

“Would you like to rate your experience at (fill in the blank)?” If you have a smartphone that pops up this message when you are grocery shopping, eating at a restaurant or going to the theater, this means that Google is tracking your movements. For many of us, how to stop Google from tracking your…
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New Technologies Lead To New Cybersecurity Crimes

As our hunger for newer, faster and better technologies sometimes coupled with our lack of knowledge on the cyber vulnerabilities these devices and technology bring with it, lead to more people falling prey to cybersecurity attacks and digital scams. Vineet Kumar, founder of the Cyber Peace Foundation was quoted in the Declan Herald as saying…
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MFE WareGeeks Solutions: Pays It Forward At Boxwood Learning Center

Seth Melendez, President of MFE – WareGeeks Solutions recently sat down with Marie Thelusma-Chase, Director, at Boxwood Learning Center in New Jersey. Boxwood Learning Center has a mission and vision “To create a learning environment for supporting the whole child by way of tutoring, mentoring, and career exploration.  We work to expose young people to…
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How Much Do Cyberattacks Cost Small Business Owners?

If you haven’t stopped to ask yourself how much a cyberattack would cost your small business you need to. It’s estimated that a cyberattack will cost a small business owner $200,000. Would your business survive that cost and the recovery from a cyber attack? Many won’t. Do you think that your business is “too small”…
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Is Your Phone Safe From A Cyber Attack? Tips To Protect It

Have you heard of “SIM-swapping”? It’s a new term that seems to be striking fear into the hearts of smartphone users (and who isn’t a smartphone user?) What is a SIM-swap? A cybercriminal will steal/can steal your personal data including your phone number. The cybercriminal will contact a phone carrier, pretend to be you and…
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The Need For Two-Factor Authentication

Hackers are cracking passwords and infiltrating firewalls and taking over computers at an alarming rate. One way a business or an individual can add an additional layer of cybersecurity protection is by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA). Is it an annoyance to always have to have that second layer of protection before logging into your accounts?…
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