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Wakefield Patch, April 6, 2017

Top 3 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Business

Scams don’t only happen to individuals; in some cases, an entire business can fall victim to a scam. A popular scam that affects businesses is called “ransomware” - hacking an entire business’s network through a computer virus and demanding payment for access.
Tampa Bay Times, March 21, 2017

Educate yourself on computer safety to avoid being cyber scammed

An estimated 97 percent of seniors use the internet at least once a week, according to a recent nationwide survey. And 67 percent of seniors 65 and older have been targeted by at least one online scam or hack, according to the survey, which was conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit that works with industry and government agencies to make computer use more safe.
MarketWatch, March 15, 2017

The new focus of online security? Small businesses

What’s the difference between a hack at Yahoo US:YHOO and a hack at your local dentist’s office? The latter is far less likely to have a plan in place to respond properly, experts say. Now, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a government agency that regulates businesses to protect consumers, and other nongovernmental bodies are doubling down on efforts to educate small and midsize businesses on risk management as their susceptibility to data breaches increases.