Don’t miss these 3 West Palm Beach events in December

Don’t miss these 3 West Palm Beach events in December

December means many things to many people. It’s usually a time for merrymaking, parties, family reunions, and gift giving. On top of that, it’s the month when we show our concern for the welfare of others as we celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10.

Here in West Palm Beach, Florida, the merry month of December is also special for small business owners because it’s one of the best times to meet new people and grow your business.

What West Palm Beach SMBs need to know about Florida’s Data Protection Law

What West Palm Beach SMBs need to know about Florida’s Data Protection Law

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have passed laws forcing businesses to notify residents when their private information has been breached. However, only 22 states have passed laws that require preventive cybersecurity measures.

Dodging business email compromise attacks

Dodging business email compromise attacks

Losses from business email compromise (BEC) attacks in over 150 countries have reached a whopping $12.5 billion, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI added that the amount stolen as a result of BEC schemes has more than doubled since last year (up from $5.3 billion), with nearly 80,000 reported worldwide incidents so far compared to a little over 40,203 in 2017.

The United States alone lost $1.6 billion due to BEC from 2013 to the present, and even big companies like Google and Facebook are not immune to this threat.

3 Can’t-miss networking events in West Palm Beach

3 Can’t-miss networking events in West Palm Beach

If you own a business, you can’t go wrong with networking. This powerful tool opens the door to a lot of opportunities. Aside from improving your visibility, networking helps create new connections, strengthens relationships, and gives you unlimited access to fresh ideas to make your company grow.

NY’s Cybersecurity regulations are unlike anything SMBs have ever encountered

NY’s Cybersecurity regulations are unlike anything SMBs have ever encountered

From the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to America’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), government regulations have become the go-to answer for dealing with the epidemic of data breaches. Quietly released by a state government agency in early 2017, one data security framework is about to put all past regulations to shame.

5 ways to communicate with employees effectively

5 ways to communicate with employees effectively

In The Twilight Zone episode “Wordplay,” a salesman wakes up in a different world, one where no one speaks a language that he recognizes. He gets angry and frustrated, without any hope in sight.
Like other episodes of the popular TV series, this is an exaggerated situation many of us are familiar with, especially managers who struggle to communicate effectively with their teams.

5 Questions to help you rate your HIPAA competency

5 Questions to help you rate your HIPAA competency

If your organization ever stores or transmits patient health information (PHI), you are legally obliged to comply with the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) -- even if you aren’t a healthcare provider.

HIPAA compliance applies not only to healthcare providers themselves, but also their associates and partners, such as insurance providers, accounting firms, quality control, data-storage firms, and other administrative services.