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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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5 Steps for Bringing Cybersecurity to the Forefront of Your Company

The pandemic has caused the “normal” course of businesses across all industries to shift, with many companies working from home and now remotely accessing corporate networks and data. And with it, many companies are now making their precious data available remotely. Unlike the way we work, the world of cybercrime hasn’t changed. Before the pandemic,...
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4 Ways to Defend Your Startup Against Cybersecurity Threats During COVID-19 and Beyond

Did you know that 91 percent of businesses have reported an increase in cyberattacks during COVID-19? Even before the pandemic, 90 percent of businesses said they saw an increase in cyberattacks, and according to another source, coronavirus-related cyberattacks will continue to rise. Chances are, your startup will come face-to-face with a cybersecurity threat at some...
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Think Your Startup Doesn’t Need a Business Continuity Plan? Think Again

The full-scale transition to remote work has created countless challenges for businesses of all sizes across the globe, from managing disparate teams to ensuring employees have the tools needed to continue work from afar. No business has been immune. After weeks, and now months, of navigating what some have called the “new normal,” many key...
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3 Security Issues Impacting Small Businesses During the Coronavirus

Small businesses face unprecedented pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s the need to potentially shift business models, lay off staff and move employees to remote working setups. Besides the health and human safety risks during the pandemic, there’s also an increased risk of cybersecurity issues. Enterprise firms that experience security breaches from cybersecurity risks can...
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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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7 Tips for Protecting Your Startup’s Data

From 2013 to 2014, Yahoo was breached by hackers and over 3 billion user accounts were compromised. Three billion. The fallout from these security breaches was estimated to have knocked off $350 million from Yahoo's sale price when it was ultimately acquired by Verizon in 2017. While most businesses won't find themselves victims of data...
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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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3 Major Technology Trends to Streamline Efficiency and Productivity

As an entrepreneur, you should keep up with business trends to ensure you’re using the latest practices and strategies. Technology can help you streamline efficiency and productivity while also helping you reach and retain a broader audience. Sponsored: Visit our Dell partner page for discounts and exclusive offers Here are three technology trends to keep...
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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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Internet dangers abound for small business startups

A couple of months ago I wrote about some of the dangers you face on the internet--phishing and pharming. I read a story today that makes me want to reiterate that you need to be careful out there. A study showed that one out twenty people who received e-mails “phishing” for personal information fell victim...
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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...