Outdated Technology in Small Businesses

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Most small businesses don’t invest enough in technology, or at the very least they don’t do it often enough. For some this is due to apprehension about spending money on tools they know very little about, and some have the approach of ‘so what, it still works so I don’t care’. Both are fair points…

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How to Protect against Phishing email scams

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Phishing scams are one of the most popular tools in a cyber criminal’s arsenal today, given the ease with which they can deliver their attack through the relatively undefended route of email. Email breaches come in a variety of forms, but predominantly involve the use of a false identity – creating trust between the recipient…

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6 Things You Should Have In Place to Protect your Systems

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In the modern digital age, our businesses need the security and reliability of our IT systems and infrastructure. Any outage or loss can seriously disrupt the efficiency and security of business operations, potentially creating financial loss, and breaching industry compliance obligations. Where to begin The security of your IT should be a priority but how…

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HawkSoft partners with Managed Services Provider mPowered IT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The partnership aims to expand accessibility to quality IT support and services for independent agencies in southeastern USA. Candy, OR, June 3, 2021 — Oregon-based insurtech HawkSoft is partnering with mPowered IT, a leading managed services provider based in Atlanta, Georgia. mPowered IT provides comprehensive IT services to small businesses throughout the southeastern…

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Consequences of a Data Breach

Data breaches reveal the personal information of millions of Americans each year. In healthcare, the trend causes even greater concern due to the nature of the data. The consequences of a data breach are costly to healthcare providers, and more importantly, damaging to the victims. Here is a sample of developments in this area during…

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Email- The Gateway to Cyber Attacks

Many cyber attacks that are attributed to “hacking” or “malware” first enter the organization through an old, reliable channel: email. Email is a door into the network. With a cleverly crafted message, hackers can convince employees to install malware, share access credentials, or perform any number of actions to open an entry point for a…

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Is Your Practice Vulnerable to a Cyber Security Breach?

It is a common misconception that small business or small medical practices are immune to cyber attacks. The thought being that since they pale in comparison to larger corporations, the appeal to steal sensitive information is low. However, this is not the case. Larger corporations have tighter security measures. Cyber thieves know they can easily…

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Healthcare Hacking & Malware – Targeting Patient Medical Records

  Healthcare hacking and malware is big business for bad guys. Cyber criminals are launching attacks against healthcare networks every single day. Healthcare hacking and malware is generally done by “malicious outsiders” rather than rogue employees. The motivation is almost always money.   Hackers Are Drawn to Data Why do hackers target the healthcare industry?…

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