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Valentine's Day Scams

Did you know that about 50% of all cards bought for Valentine's Day are bought in the week before the holiday? Gift sales surge in that time as well, making Valentine's Day a busy time for procrastinators. Hackers know this and are always ready to take advantage of it.

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Tags: Malware, Identity Theft, Valentine's Day

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The Latest in ATM Skimming

Skimmers, hidden cameras and keyboard overlays set to capture credit card information are old news now. Credit card thieves are moving their methods away from the machine itself.

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Tags: ATM Skimmer

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Protecting Your Business from Identity Theft

Business are facing increased attention and attacks from identity thieves. Businesses that are not keeping up with the threats are more susceptible than the ones that are staying informed and taking action. Here are actions your business can take to protect your business from identity theft, fraud and cybercrime.

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Tags: Malware, Hack, Cyber Security, Password, Credit Card Fraud, Cyberattack

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You Need a vCIO

A CIO, Chief Information Officer, is usually the top senior executive who is responsible for the IT in an organization. In most cases they report directly to the CEO and work to make sure their IT strategy is in line with the goals of the organization.

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Tags: vCIO, CIO

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8 Benefits of Cloud Computing

Surely by now you've heard about the cloud. You might not even know exactly what it is, but chances are you've probably used it. Here are ten benefits of using cloud computing.

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Tags: Cloud Computing

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What's Behind the 47% Increase in Identity Theft?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 2015 saw a 47% increase in identity theft in the United States. The biggest contributor, it was announced, was tax fraud.

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Tags: Identity Theft, Tax Fraud, FTC

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Why Do Hackers Target Healthcare Data?

A recent report showed that 98% of data breaches in 2015 were caused by hackers, which is an 80% increase. There were 111 million victims from the 56 breaches, almost double the number of breaches from the previous year. What is it about healthcare data that is so appealing to hackers?

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Tags: Data Breach, Credit Card Fraud, HIPAA

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