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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: New Study by Accertify Indicates That Businesses Online Face a Growing Threat (Episode 202)

More businesses are being started up online than ever before, and with that, a new study conducted by the American Express Company, Accertify, indicates that these businesses face an ever-growing threat of payment fraud. A certified survey to 105 respondents from merchant companies in December 2020 found that 38% of merchants saw an increase in...
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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Scams: How Startups Can Prepare for Cybersecurity Risks

This year has created an unprecedented security landscape for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and the holiday season is no exception. E-commerce holiday sales are expected to grow between 25% to 35% year-over-year during the 2020 to 2021 holiday season. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here With this peak...
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What is Cyber Insurance, and Does My Startup Need It?

Startups typically rely on innovative ideas and technologies to disrupt and revolutionize their respective industries. However advantageous, this reliance on technology also has its drawbacks. Most startups can expect to have severe exposure to cybercrime and unintentional data breaches at some point. If you store, manage and use your clients’ personal information, your company could...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Cybersecurity Awareness Month (Episode 130)

October is cybersecurity awareness month, and cybercrime is one of the biggest hot-button issues facing small businesses today. Now with work from home as the new normal, businesses are more exposed to security threats than ever. Today, our friends from Dell and McAfee have joined with StartupNation to provide a free webinar this afternoon at...
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Would Your Startup Survive a Cyberattack?

A cyberattack can instantly cause significant harm to a business. But the chance of a startup being hit is slim. So why bother with robust precautionary measures. Right?  Wrong. Cybercriminals aren’t picky about who they target and, with fewer resources to protect themselves, smaller businesses are actually more likely to be a victim. You might...
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4 Best Practices for Cybersecurity Compliance in 2020

Cybersecurity compliance is only becoming more important to conducting business as the modern world moves increasingly online, especially as consumers enjoy access to new internet-enabled conveniences like never before. Consider how, today, we can buy movie tickets and schedule a ride to the theater all without talking to a single human being. These kinds of...
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5 Common Cybersecurity Mistakes Startups Make

For an entrepreneur, the topic of cybersecurity can seem overwhelmingly complex. When tied up with sales, day-to-day operations and countless priorities, some even consider it irrelevant. The truth is, a basic understanding of information security is vital for anyone starting a business in 2019, especially for those looking to build an online presence. Most prospective...
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Why Your Startup Should Implement Cyber Insurance

Kaspersky Labs, an antivirus software and Internet service provider company, found that the average data breach can set small businesses back $120,000 in recovery costs. Considering how much more integrated technology and business are becoming, it's imperative that IT security be worked into your startup’s budget. Think a breach won't happen to you? Think again....
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Don’t Leave Your Startup Vulnerable to a Cyberattack

With companies becoming more and more reliant on connected technologies, it’s no surprise cyberattacks are on the rise. Although many entrepreneurs are aware of the increase in cybercrime, what they're not aware of is the cost associated with recovering from an attack, putting them in a vulnerable position financially. Startups, which are less likely to...
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Why Investors (and You) Need to Care About Cybersecurity

It makes sense that startups tend to underestimate cybersecurity. After all, they are small targets with limited amounts of data to steal. Many entrepreneurs believe that they are not even on hackers' radar. That attitude is understandable, but unfortunately, it's also inaccurate. More than half of the 28 million small businesses in America have been...
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Don’t Be Fooled: Why Startups Aren’t Immune to Cybersecurity Attacks

It seems like there has been an onslaught of high-profile data breaches and cybercrimes reported in the media over the last year. Breaches across the U.S. and Europe have been retold and retweeted, and lax security standards of large corporations exposed for the world to read about. The reports have left businesses, both large and...
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These 2018 Tech Trends Will Help Your Startup Thrive

Startups have the greatest opportunity to benefit from evolving technology. Already agile, new tech developments make these organizations more streamlined, effective and engaging, allowing them to increase profit and provide greater levels of service to customers and clients. “Technology can help small business owners leverage limited capital in smarter and more effective ways. In some...
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4 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Startup

Cybersecurity received plenty of press in 2017, but look for it to receive even more focus in the coming months. Now is the time to make any necessary changes in regard to how you’ll protect your business over the next year. Examining the present state of cybersecurity Cybersecurity wasn’t a strong point within the startup...
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Cyber Security: How Cloud Technology Can Help Businesses

Cyber Security:Cloud Technology and Digital Data As technology continues to develop, cyber security is experiencing threats never before seen. With so much personal and business information at stake, it is important to stay on top of cyber security threats. Cloud technology has opened the digital door to a new level of productivity and freedom than...
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What’s Your Business’s Biggest Cyber Threat?

Cyber threats are real - see how you can prevent them! Protecting your business from cyber threats is crucial in this day and age and this infographic shows you just what some of the biggest threats are and how we can prevent them from happening to our business – from considering the risks of BYOD...
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Dodge Phishing and Pharming Without Phreaking Out!

Chances are good that you don't have a dedicated IT guy in your home office. So it's up to you to stay on top of the latest news about how to protect your computer and yourself from criminals and overzealous marketers. I found this Network World site that explains many of the dangers. Just this...