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Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

 

If you own or run a small business you know, better than anyone, that it’s not easy work. It takes a lot of time and energy to meet the demands expected of you every week. That's why certain aspects of running a business, such as cybersecurity, often take a backseat to other, more urgent issues. Many small business owners look at cybersecurity as something they’ll get to when they have the time. Others rely on whoever in-house knows the most about computers. 

 

Hackers are After Healthcare Information

 

When you think of a hacker frantically tapping away in a dark room, who do you think he’s targeting? Banks? The government? Try healthcare information. 2018 saw three times as many healthcare-related cyberattacks as the year prior, and 2019 is holding onto that momentum. 

Healthcare breaches are much larger in scope than we imagine. While you might think this affects a few dozen people at most, these hacks end up gathering information on thousands — sometimes millions — of patients at a time. One of the largest beaches this year (AMCA), exposed over 20 million patients. While these numbers can be mind-boggling, they do bring some important questions to mind. 

 

Watch Out for Counterfeit Printer Supplies

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Investing in printer supplies may seem easy or like a no-brainer. Cheapest is best. Wait, wait – that's not it.

That mindset has helped "toner pirates," selling scam toner and putting businesses in precarious security situations, to thrive and prey on any company that doesn't build a stable relationship with a vendor and knows where their toner is coming from.

Don't be fooled by these fakes! It can have severe implications for your entire business.

Rise of Ransomware

From a technology standpoint, there’s never been a better time to be alive. Chatting with people for free all across the world or opening your front door at home while in a business meeting, it seems that our interconnected world has unlimited possibilities. Sadly, that can go really wrong when people with less than pure motives take advantage. Viruses and other threats are on the rise, and there is one word whose very mention sends shivers down the spine of mortal cybersecurity professionals everywhere: ransomware. 

Ransome is so frightening because of how quickly it is becoming a major issue across all systems worldwide and how devastating it is for businesses. Today, we will be discussing this threat and what you need to do to keep it out of your business.   

4 of our Favorite Benefits of Managed Print

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Managed print has developed more in the last few years, even though it has been around for a while. New technology has consistently improved the service, like cloud storage and additional advancements.

Managed print is now more efficient and can provide more significant cost savings than ever before. The question is, with a proven print budget improvement, reliable security, and an easy to learn the system, why wouldn’t your business have managed print?

3 Ways to Improve Print Efficiency to Cut Costs

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How your print environment runs can impact employee morale and productivity. Don’t believe it? Take a look at the line waiting for the printer. People are probably both unhappy and unmotivated.

Fix this issue once and for all, by investing in the right machine, the proper management, and the best features for your company. Excellent printing can make everyone a better worker – we’ve seen it happen.

Are You at Risk?

We’ve talked about some of the more common threats that all businesses need to be careful of, but how dangerous is the web and how much of a risk is the current landscape?  

 

Today we'll talk about a few of the most widespread threats that need your attention.  

4 Ways to Enhance Security and Compliance

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Office security in today’s high-risk world is serious. From data protection to network security, passwords, and confidentiality to compliance, it seems like the largest growing field in businesses is security.

This is stressful because so much is based on the what-if. However, establishing the right compliance, security procedures, and risk mitigation is the best way to protect yourself and severely reduce the stress of what could happen.

Toner Scams – Warnings and Risks

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It seems like there is a scam for everything today, and businesses especially have to watch their backs. It's frustrating, but with some education and a little preparation, you can stay ahead of concerns.

Print environments are sometimes a major source of scamming because managers get frustrated with their print systems and just want to find an easy fix. First of all, managers should know that there is a solution for a stressful print environment, and it's print management.

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