Potential Impact of Amazon for CT Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

By Tom McDonald | Aug 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Amazon is coming down out of the cloud. For those of you who haven’t heard, Amazon is bringing a new distribution center to North Haven at the site of the old Pratt & Whitney plant. This is going to be an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment facility that is expected to add 1,800 jobs, according to Governor Dannel P. Malloy.

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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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Keeping up with Changing Government Regulations as a Connecticut SMB

By Tom McDonald | Apr 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

No matter what the size of your organization, you have to deal with government paperwork. Regulations are a fact of life for every company, including small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and if you are a Connecticut SMB, you are familiar with the regulations governing employment, consumer privacy, secure transactions, exports, and the like.

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