Navigating the Top 6 Tech Hurdles for Small Business Owners

Technology can provide a strategic advantage for companies in every industry when properly utilized. However, one of the biggest issues small business owners face is overcoming some of the common tech obstacles that hinder productivity. These issues can range from minor inconveniences to serious threats that can permanently shut down a business.

In this blog, we’ve outlined 6 of the most common technology problems small business owners deal with on a regular basis and how you can either avoid or resolve them.

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Microsoft Copilot: Empowering Maryland CEOs, Owners & CFOs

In the dynamic landscape of modern business, efficiency is the cornerstone of success. Every decision-maker, from CEOs to CFOs, understands the pivotal role technology plays in driving productivity and growth. For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Maryland, staying ahead of the curve means embracing innovations that streamline operations and enhance competitiveness. Enter Microsoft Copilot, a transformative tool set to revolutionize how SMBs streamline their operational workflows and boost efficiency.

Microsoft Copilot, powered by cutting-edge artificial intelligence, isn't just a tool for developers—it's a strategic asset for business leaders seeking to optimize workflows, reduce costs, and drive innovation.

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Navigating the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Landscape

In today's digital age, cybersecurity is paramount, especially for organizations identified as a government contractor. With an ever-evolving threat landscape, the DoD introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to enhance the protection of sensitive information within its supply chain. In this blog post, we'll delve into what CMMC is, its significance, and how organizations can navigate the certification process effectively.

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9 Essential Cybersecurity Practices Every Organization Must Implement

Cybersecurity should be a top priority for organizations of all sizes. With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats, it's essential to have robust defenses in place to protect sensitive data and maintain business continuity. In this article, we'll explore the nine bare minimum cybersecurity practices that every organization should implement to stay protected against cyber threats.

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Beware of Smishing: The Sneaky Cyber Threat You Need to Know About

In our increasingly digitized world, where smartphones have become extensions of our hands and online transactions are part of our daily routine, cyber threats continue to evolve. One such threat that's been gaining prominence is smishing, a cunning form of phishing that targets unsuspecting individuals through text messages. While many are familiar with phishing emails, smishing adds a new layer of danger by exploiting the trust we place in our mobile devices. So, what exactly is smishing, and how can you protect yourself from it?

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5 New Cybersecurity Threats You Need To Be Very Prepared For This Year

The year of 2023 marked a significant turning point for cyber-attacks with the introduction and wide proliferation of AI (artificial intelligence), now in the hands of people who wish to do you harm and who are actively using it to find faster and easier ways to rob you, extort you or simply burn your business to the ground.

We are well aware there’s a tendency to shrug and just accept the “we’re all gonna get hacked anyway” mantra to avoid having to deal with it. Further, like overhyped weather reports, it’s also tempting to just ignore the warning signs, thinking all of this is just fearmongering rhetoric designed to sell stuff.

However, it truly is becoming a situation where the question is no longer IF your organization will be hacked, but WHEN. The Hiscox Cyber Readiness report recently revealed that 53% of all businesses suffered at least ONE cyber-attack over the last 12 months with 21% stating the attack was enough to threaten the viability of their business.

This year is going to be a particularly nasty one, given the U.S. presidential election along with the ongoing wars between Russia and Ukraine and Israel and Hamas. Tensions are high and hacking groups are often motivated by revenge as well as money.

Now, here are the 5 biggest developments in cyber threats you need to know about.

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Why You Need Cyber Insurance

Cyber risk is everywhere. From credential theft to misconfigurations to vulnerabilities and even phishing attempts, there are cyber criminals poking and prodding at organizations from every angle. This means that organizations not only need to up their cybersecurity, but they also need to think about it in terms of risk and how to holistically mitigate that risk — from identifying them to protecting against them to responding to them.

Ending cyber risk isn’t easy, but in recent years a new tool in the cybersecurity toolbox has emerged for organizations, and it’s one all should consider: cyber insurance.

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6 Reasons Why It’s Absolutely Essential to Keep Your Tech Updated

If you are still running on old technology, such as Windows Server 2008 or 2012, your business is at risk.

In the fast-paced world of technology, staying up to date is not just a matter of convenience but a critical necessity. One area that often gets overlooked is server infrastructure, particularly those running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or 2012. In this blog post, we will explore the dangers and risks associated with using outdated servers and emphasize the importance of upgrading to newer, more secure options.

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Strengthening Your Digital Fortress: Unraveling the Power of Multi-Factor Authentication

In today's hyper-connected digital landscape, where cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated by the day, safeguarding sensitive information has never been more crucial. As businesses and individuals increasingly rely on digital platforms, the need for robust security measures is paramount. One such powerful tool in the cybersecurity arsenal is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). In this blog post, we will delve into the key aspects of MFA, exploring its significance, implementation, and the benefits it offers.

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The Intersection of Data Loss Prevention and Scam Detection: A Comprehensive Guide

Today's businesses frequently face a barrage of security risks, ranging from harmful malware to unauthorized access attempts and social engineering schemes. While many companies might overlook the frequency of these threats to their business, a single successful intrusion can bring a business to its knees. 

Considering this, companies must strike the right balance when safeguarding their data and digital assets. While data loss prevention is essential, setting up the proper mechanisms to identify and address scams and fraud in real time is vital.

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