Combatting Tax Identity Theft: The IRS and the Taxpayer

March 13, 2017 | By:
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Tax season, fraud, theft – oh my! Tax season is a notoriously stressful time. Between filling out the forms, paying taxes or waiting for refunds, the tax-filing process can seem endless.What’s more concerning is that tax season is a holiday for identity thieves. Tax fraud and tax identity theft continue to be a significant problem for …

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Public Information Threatens Your Business Security

February 22, 2017 | By:
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Is your business more public than you think? In this overwhelmingly information-rich world, the answer is a definite yes. And if it’s public information, it has every legal right to carry on. Among social media platforms, review sites, consumer blogs, industry forums and business search databases, there’s a good chance that you’re being talked about. People flock …

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Public Databases Make Information Too Public

February 7, 2017 | By:
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Public Databases

The Internet is the world of free information. Thanks to online public databases, people finder websites and social media networks, we have instant access to vast amounts of information at our fingertips. Because the Internet is such an open environment, we rely on it to not only make information immediately available, but to also handle our …

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Is IoT Opening Up Your Business to Cyberattacks?

January 19, 2017 | By:
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IoT Technology in Business

Finding solutions to help your company run smoother and faster is what you do as a business owner. Since the Internet of Things (IoT) (aka “smart” devices) assist with efficiency, it’s likely that these devices have a regular role in your business. As of 2016, 65 percent of U.S. businesses use IoT technology — devices …

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IoT Technology: Convenience at the Cost of Security

January 9, 2017 | By:
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The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) was introduced to the world through a speech given by Peter T. Lewis in 1985. Today, the term is used to describe a vast network of people and things — “smart devices” like cars, home control systems, wireless printers, gaming consoles, etc. — connected through the Internet.  A network of people …

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Could Your Business Security Use More Layers?

December 20, 2016 | By:
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Are you tired of hearing about all the ways your business security is lacking, or how you’re not protecting your business information sufficiently? Do you want your business to avoid becoming a data breach statistic and owing $158 per lost or stolen confidential record?Good! There is no better time than right now to improve your …

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Trolling: How to Combat Online Harassment

December 7, 2016 | By:
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What is trolling? Trolling and online harassment continue to be problematic for users across various online channels. Whether it’s through social media platforms, blogs or forums, the Pew Research Center found that 73 percent of adult Internet users have witnessed some form of online harassment at least once. Trolling, by definition, is the act of deliberately …

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5 Tips to Overcome Business Social Media Pitfalls

November 15, 2016 | By:
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What’s one of the most prevailing methods to promote a company these days? Business social media platforms, of course! Whether or not you’re on board the business social media train, you cannot deny its extensive, and sometimes overpowering, presence. Since nearly 90 percent of U.S. businesses and 65 percent of U.S. adults use social media, there …

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Where Do You Stand on “Sharenting” ?

November 7, 2016 | By:
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PRO V. CON: Sharenting The sharenting trend calls into question where the line is drawn between a parent’s right to share and a child’s right to privacy. Whether you’re posting a video of your child’s first steps, commenting on a “Tips for New Parents” article, sharing your teenager’s sweet 16 birthday photos, or writing a status …

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