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andysinger | 15 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

Small businesses can benefit greatly by using the latest technologies to improve operational efficiency and innovation, but they can also open the door to a host of headaches. In 2014,  we will see continued consumer emphasis on privacy and the growth of Internet of Things and mobile, which will have a direct impact on small businesses and they way they do business.  

All eyes will be on protecting Privacy.

From scary headline news to a much needed wake-up call, consumers and small businesses are becoming more mindful about the amount of personal information that’s shared and collected on a daily basis.  In 2014, we expect to see privacy protection emerge as a feature in new and existing products.  But this new feature will inevitably spark a debate on whether or not these features actually provide real or meaningful privacy protection. Expect...

Chris Halcon | 23 Oct 2012 | 2 comments

This blog was written by Jordan Usdan, Director of Public and Private Initiatives, FCC and originally posted on the FFC website

Small businesses are more dependent on the Internet than ever before, but 83 percent don’t have a formal cybersecurity plan to protect against cyber threats.[1]  As larger companies improve cyber defenses, American small businesses are now more vulnerable targets.  According to Symantec, they were subject to hundreds of millions of cyber threats in just the first few months of 2012.[2]  A typical cyber-attack can cost a business on average, close to $200,000 – enough to put many of them out of business.[3]

This week, the FCC is re-launching the Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0, an online resource to help small businesses create...

andysinger | 26 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

According to Apple, nearly one in four computers sold in the United States is a Mac. The Flashback virus, which targets a Java vulnerability in Mac OS for which Apple has since issued a security update, spread quickly and more viruses are sure to follow. SMBs that use Macs to fuel their businesses need to take the appropriate steps to protect your information. 

How did we get to this point? Imagine you grew up in a small town where you never had to lock your doors. This town is tucked away in the countryside, where surely no criminals would ever care to travel. But over time, more and more people move to your little paradise, seeking escape from life in the big city. When you come home one evening and see that you’ve been robbed, you finally realize that your little town has changed forever. It can no longer lie...