Keep Your Workplace Safe From Cyber Attack This Summer Vacation

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sailingAhh, summer—long days, warm weather and fruity drinks—a time when people seek adventure and relaxation.

Many of your employees have likely scheduled a summer vacation. And while good for morale, it can leave your business vulnerable to cyber attack. Taking steps to maintain a strong cybersecurity posture when the office empties out is a vital part of vacation planning.  Read More

How to Win Shopper Loyalty and Influence Buying Behavior

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We’ve all seen the headlines screaming that the retail apocalypse is here, and retail stores as we know them are in their death throes.

Some of the hysteria is warranted. Competition from e-commerce is fierce.  A whopping 3,500 stores are expected to shutter their doors in the next couple months. Major retailers like JC Penney, Macy’s and  Sears are all closing stores—turning malls into ghost towns.

The challenges are real, but don’t give up on brick-and-mortar just yet.  With a change in mindset and new strategies, traditional stores can turn it around by using the very thing that gave e-commerce its swift rise—technology. Read More

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DocuSign Data Breach Leads to Massive Phishing Attacks

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Xiologix partner KnowBe4 named the new outbreak of DocuSign Phishing Attacks as their “Scam of the Week.” Here is what KnowBe4 founder and CEO Stu Sjouwerman had to say in their latest newsletter posted earlier today, May 22.

“DocuSign has admitted they were the victim of a data breach of customer email addresses only that has led to massive phishing attacks which used the exfiltrated DocuSign information. Ouch. So here is your Scam of the Week.  Read More

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The Ransomware Scourge – How to Protect Your Business

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Unless you’ve been completely off the grid for the past several days, you’re probably aware of the global havoc caused by the outbreak of the “WannaCry” ransomware variant. The initial outbreak was stalled by an “accidental hero” who spotted a very strange, nonsensical domain name buried in the code, checked to see if that domain name was registered anywhere, found that it wasn’t, and registered it himself to find out what would happen – thus inadvertently activating a “kill switch” that had been built into the malware. But it’s already starting to spread again, this time without the built-in kill switch.

This particular ransomware variant is different from any seen before, in that it includes some worm-like functionality that allows it to spread across a network to infect multiple machines, rather than being confined to the computer of the poor soul who clicked on the wrong thing. That makes it quite a bit more dangerous.

In my discussions with IT professionals, ransomware tends to be one of the things that worries them the most, because there is no “magic bullet” that can guarantee that you’ll never get infected with it. But there are some things that you can do to reduce the likelihood of infection, and potentially limit the damage if you do get infected:   Read More Read More