As an owner, you work long hours at your restaurant. A jack of all trades, you are cooking meals, calculating payroll, and taking payments on any given day. You’ve done these jobs so much that you can practically do them in your sleep. But did you know that the simple things can leave you liable for putting your patron’s data at risk?
Cyber Crime Archives
We live in a world where online and network security is constantly being attacked by data breaches, hacks, and viruses. Just typing in “Data Breach” into Google will show nothing but bad news. Companies and organizations seem to be in a constant state of losing personal client data: from credit card information, to emails and phone numbers, and even patient medical data. However, between the barrage of bad news and the onerous steps of cybersecurity, many individuals and businesses expose themselves to the risk of cyber threats in a process known as “Security Fatigue.” [Read more…]
You run your business and you do a pretty good job. You manage your finances well, have a bookkeeper, and your business account is filled with the profits of your hard work. Then one day, you get a shocking phone call from your accountant: your money has been cleared out. How did this happen? How are you going to get this money back? Identity theft for a business is handled differently than identity theft for an individual.
Every business, from your local community bank to your favorite hotdog stand, uses a computer to conduct business. From financial transactions to book keeping to company documents, we do and store a lot of our business on our computers—not just desktops, but also on our smartphones and tablets. There are six points of weakness in any computer system, learn what they are, and how to stop it. [Read more…]
While the capabilities of the internet and our dependence upon it increases, so does the capabilities of cyber criminals and hackers. Not only do the tools you use provide additional exploitation points, but their technology is in a constant state of evolution. With the possibility of cyber crimes and data breaches to businesses being on the rise, if the unthinkable happens, what will your current business insurance cover? Will it cover anything at all? [Read more…]