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Common Cybersecurity Mistakes Teams Should Be Warned About

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 28, 2022
Cybersecurity mistakes can bring a swift end to the most promising of startups. Customers demand data security. Here's what you need to know.

Countless companies have been targets of thousands of cyberattacks. They have seen it all, from attempts to push websites offline with DDoS to phishing emails. Sadly, cybersecurity mistakes can bring a swift end to the most promising of startups. Customers nowadays demand data security. While many successful attacks happen due to vulnerabilities that might be difficult to control, hackers continue to cash in on human errors. Thus, while…

Starlink by Elon Musk Proves a Game Changer for Ukraine

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 22, 2022
The Russian invasion has cost hundreds of lives and millions of dollars so far. But with Musk's Starlink, things can get better for Ukraine.

Elon Musk’s latest invention — Starlink — has the potential to change the course of the war for Ukraine. If they manage to successfully implement it, the device will provide a low-cost way for people to connect to the internet and access global services. This internet technology could have a major impact on the country’s war-ridden economy and its citizens’ lives. Here’s what you need to know about…

How To Protect Your Organization Against Ransomware Attacks

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 26, 2022
Ransomware works by an infected file or downloaded application locking you out of your data. Here's what you and your employees need to know.

It’s an unfortunate part of living in these times that ransomware attacks are happening every day to every kind of organization. Businesses, government agencies, hospitals, charities, and individuals have all found themselves targets and victims. Protecting your organization against such attacks should be one of your top priorities. As the name would suggest, ransomware helps a criminal block off access to your data. They will not release it…

Cloud Access Security Broker: A Wise Business Investment

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 15, 2021
Hiring a cloud access security broker may seem like overkill to some business owners until the cost is weighed against that of a data breach.

Does your business utilize the services of a cloud access security broker (CASB)? If not, hiring one is likely to be the single best investment in data security you’ll ever make. Cloud services all advertise themselves as secure. However, the reality is that clients share in the responsibility of maintaining security. As just one example, you’re responsible for configuring your account settings and controlling access to files. However,…

Cybersecurity for Your Small Business: Implementing Protocols Without the Paranoia

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 24, 2021
Cybersecurity for your small business is a must-have, but it's possible to implement strong countermeasures without becoming paranoid.

Cybersecurity statistics can be alarming, especially statistics that indicate nearly half of all cyberattacks target small businesses. With all the recent data breaches and ransomware attacks in the news, it’s easy to develop a fearful mindset. While cyberattacks are often destructive, they don’t need to be devastating. For example, there are ways to ensure you never have to think about paying a ransom after a ransomware attack. It’s…

How to Prevent a Cyber Attack from Crippling Your Business – From Someone Who Learned the Hard Way

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 13, 2013

Earlier this year the website of one of my client companies, www.OnlyHonest.com, was repeatedly hacked by a group claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous and was completely crippled. The site went down for months, we lost thousands of social media followers, and there was even a CNN Money story about the effects of the hacking on our business. We’ve since been able to work with an amazing cyber…

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