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5 Ways Small Business Benefits from a Network Security Plan

5 Ways Small Business Benefits from a Network Security Plan

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Why Software Updates are Still Important?

Software Updates, Windows Updates, and Application Updates

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What To Do if You Get Crypto Ransomware - Part 2

Part 2 - When You Aren't Sufficiently Protected

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What To Do if You Get Crypto Ransomware - Part 1

Part 1 - Prevention is the best medicine.

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What Is the Biggest Threat to Your Los Angeles Business's IT Environment?

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in Los Angeles may think that because their organizations are small or midsize, the IT threats that plague larger companies won’t be an issue for them.

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Does Your Los Angeles Business Have a BYOD Policy? Watch Out for These Mobile Security Threats

In 2018, to borrow an idea from the title of a classic movie, it’s a BYOD, BYOD, BYOD, BYOD world.

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4 SMB Security Threats That Can Affect Your Southern California Business

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) deal with quite a bit of challenges in keeping their companies afloat and thriving. Production, distribution, marketing, labor, research and development, customer service—these are just a few areas that keep SMB owners and managers busy. Amid these important everyday responsibilities, cybersecurity sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. According to a 2017 survey by Manta, 87 percent of small businesses interviewed do not think they are at risk of a data breach.

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IT Security Best Practices for Small Businesses in Los Angeles

Cyber threats in today’s digital environment are real, and they are everywhere—even in places Los Angeles small business owners and executives wouldn’t expect. Take printers, for example. Most users think all they need to do is connect their printer to the network, hit command-P, and their documents are safely printed. However, data stored in a printer’s memory can be vulnerable, and unfettered access to the printer is not a best practice. Despite this vulnerability, a survey by the Ponemon Institute and HP found that only 44 percent of companies include printers in their IT security policies.

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