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Typical Pitfalls Complying with PCI DSS Maintaining a compliant PCI DSS network environment is an everyday battle. While compliance is assessed and attested to on an annual basis, there are daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly acts that must also be carried out in order to meet specific requirements. With these tasks come common pitfalls, whether technical or procedural that can affect an entities ability to maintain...

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Can Your Small Businesses Afford The Cost of a Cyber Attack? Fifty percent of “all small businesses report[ed] they have been the victim of a cyberattack…The cost of dealing with these attacks has skyrocketed to $20,752 per attack, up from $8,699 two years ago*,” says the National Small Business Association in its 2014 Year-End Economic Report. The report goes on to say, “Cyberattacks are taking more...

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If you are a small business owner and considering whether or not Managed IT Services will benefit your company, the answer is almost always- yes. There is little doubt that most small businesses can benefit from Managed IT Services, yet that in itself does not always justify the cost of bringing on a third party provider. Accepting that Managed IT Services Providers can offer solutions...

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Most small business owners handle all aspects of their businesses, including acting as the Information Technology department. This will work for as long as you remain a small business without employees. When you grow and start hiring staff, will it make more sense to use your business-building time on handling IT issues or outsource to an external IT Service Provider? Unless you are an Information Technology...

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Keeping patient records secure and private is the concern of every hospital and health care provider, but they are often overwhelmed with years and years of patient information and the lack of adequate storage space. Destroying these health records in order to make room for more storage is often not an option. Patients want access to all of their health care records, and physicians need...

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