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What are business email compromise attacks?

Business email compromise (BEC) is the act of hacking or impersonating a corporate email account to defraud company staff or clients of their money and sensitive data. Such attacks are a popular form of cybercrime, comprising nearly half of the $3.5 billion in cybercrime-related losses during 2019.   2020 saw a rise in this trend, with invoice …

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5 Best practices for a successful security awareness training program

No business is 100% safe from today’s rising rates of cybercrime. Employees are now more at risk than ever, with recent months seeing a surge in vulnerable, unprotected devices due to new work from home arrangements. Fostering a company culture of security awareness has thus never been more necessary. As a vast majority of breaches are caused …

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Some Central Texas SMBs must be GDPR compliant — here are examples

Most US-based small business owners paid little attention to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) news because it was a European Union (EU) law. But if you sell or advertise products online, offer B2B services, or outsource work to international freelancers, violating GDPR rules could land you in hot water — even if your office and …

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