watch for COVID 19 scams

Adding to the list of “Things We Do Not Need Right Now,” various U.S. Government agencies including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service have all advised people to beware of coronavirus and COVID-19 scams.  Email and Online COVID-19 Scams Now, as…

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Say you go out to lunch or happy hour with your co-workers. That nice guy, Gary, from accounting picks up the tab and everyone pays him back through Venmo. Everybody appreciates how easy it is–especially Gary from accounting.  All good, right? Maybe not. Using Venmo–with co-workers or anyone else–could expose you and your employer to…

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cost of a data breach

  Small and medium-sized businesses are often under the misconception that they are “too small” or they don’t have anything valuable enough to make them be a target for cyber crime. They sometimes also feel that if a data breach were to occur, it would have a minor impact on the health of their business.…

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Ransomware is a growing billion-dollar business and hackers have launched high-profile ransomware attacks against nearly every industry from healthcare to higher education to financial services, often with large ransoms and huge restoration costs. Even cities aren’t immune: Baltimore estimates cost of a crippling ransomware attack at $18.2 million. Yes, you read that right, $18.2 million!…

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Attendees at FUSION19 in New Orleans will hear about trends, technologies and processes in service management. Intrust IT’s  Dave Hatter is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, October 9. He’ll discuss how cyber security is critical for project managers. At the annual FUSION gathering, practitioners, thought leaders, executives and solution providers from around the country meet…

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What do you do when almost a half million dollars disappears from your company’s 401k holdings? Panic? Call your attorney? Call your insurance company? Sadly, one local manufacturing company recently had to answer this terrifying question with a cyber security breach. We got the call from a mid-sized manufacturing client: Funds were missing from their…

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