Why CT Business Owners Need to Talk to HR About Cybersecurity

By Tom McDonald | Jun 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Company data security is not just the responsibility of the IT department. No matter what the size of your CT business, Human Resources needs to stay on top of securing employee and corporate data. Data security isn’t just a technical issue, it’s a people issue, and unsuspecting employees account for most corporate data breaches. In fact, 66 percent of data security professionals point to employees as the weakest link in corporate data security.

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What CT Business Owners Can Learn from the 1,800 Data Breaches in 2016

By Tom McDonald | Jun 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With all the concerns facing CT business owners, cybersecurity does not top the list for most. However, cyber threats and data breaches are on the rise, and hackers and cybercriminals are focusing their attentions on smaller businesses that are less likely to have robust security measures in place. In fact, cybercrime has become so commonplace that the question today is not whether your systems have been breached, but when they were last breached.

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Every business needs to protect itself from cyberattacks, and understanding more about the nature of data breaches is the first step.

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Why Data Breaches Remain a Concern for Connecticut Small Business Owners

By Tom McDonald | Apr 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A word of caution to all Connecticut small businesses—you WILL be hacked. It’s not a question of if but rather a question of when. Cybercriminals are tenacious, and they attack companies of all sizes looking for data they can convert into cash, or systems they can use to launch an attack on someone else and hide their tracks, and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to be easy targets.

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Cybersecurity Risks for CT Municipalities: How Towns Can Fight Back

By Tom McDonald | Apr 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Businesses, healthcare facilities, government agencies, and even Connecticut municipalities are targets for cybercriminals. It doesn’t even matter how secure your data are; hackers will want to break into your systems anyway, even if it’s just to steal server access to launch an attack against someone else.

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Is Your Mobile Workforce Putting Business at Risk?

By Tom McDonald | Aug 25, 2016 8:11:49 AM

Mobile computing is now an integral part of business and that’s not going to change. The ability to access email and business documents anywhere at any time is giving businesses a sharper competitive edge. At the same time, supporting a mobile workforce gives rise to added security risks. Handheld devices are not inherently secure, and enabling remote access to business intellectual property could put that IP at risk, especially if it’s retrieved over an unsecure wireless network. Companies have to weigh the benefits against the risks of provisioning a mobile workforce.

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