What to do when disaster strikes

What to do when disaster strikes

All the way back in 2014, cybercriminals struck the Marriott International, but hotel officials only learned about it in September 2018 — four years after the initial breach.

Hackers managed to steal the names, contact and travel information, and personal data of about 500 million customers.

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.

IT disasters Florida businesses don’t worry about enough — and how to address them

IT disasters Florida businesses don’t worry about enough — and how to address them

Technology is a blessing and a curse for small- and medium-sized businesses. On the one hand, affordable VoIP phones, virtualized servers, and Office 365 have made it possible for 25- to 50-employee operations to compete with companies five times their size.

Why you need secondary backups, even for cloud platforms like Microsoft Office 365 and Google Doc Files

Why you need secondary backups, even for cloud platforms like Microsoft Office 365 and Google Doc Files

Designing a bulletproof backup solutions is as easy as “3...2...1.” That simple mnemonic device has been around for ages, but the recent availability and relatively low cost of cloud storage has given this tried and true rule a bit of a facelift. It states that every business needs:

3 copies of data backups, in…
2 different formats, with…
1 offsite copy.

The most common questions from merchants about EMV chips cards

The most common questions from merchants about EMV chips cards

You might think as a compliance specialist I spend the majority of my time poring over complicated regulatory documents and network configurations. Well, that’s not quite the case. Whether it’s phone consultations or on-site visits, I actually spend most of my time answering client questions about how to properly handle sensitive business data.

How to make a disaster recovery plan

How to make a disaster recovery plan

Do you ever wonder how many business owners were cursing themselves for not creating a capable disaster recovery plan before 2014’s Snowvember? We do. Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) often gets put off until later, and like they say, it’s always too soon until it’s too late.