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Seven Steps to Protect your Business During Hurricane Season

[fa icon="calendar'] July 5, 2021 / by Communications posted in Disaster Preparedness, Cyber Security

According to the latest forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we are likely to see an above-average hurricane season in the Atlantic this year. With that in mind, it’s important for you as a business owner to understand how you can protect your business from hurricanes, other natural disasters, and even human error this year. 

If you want to ensure your business is ready to weather any storm download our FREE Disaster Preparedness Checklist, and check out the seven steps below!

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Hurricane Season: The Perfect Time To Get Your Tech In Check

[fa icon="calendar'] June 28, 2021 / by Communications posted in Disaster Preparedness, Cyber Security

As a business located in Southwest Florida, we are no stranger to hurricanes and their potential for destruction. This is the time of year known as hurricane season, the period from June to November when hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean. The media usually responds to this season with statistics from past years of damage followed by predictions for storm patterns for the upcoming months. Interestingly, there are also some statistics pertaining to natural disasters and their impact on small businesses.

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7 Steps to Protect your Business During Hurricane Season

[fa icon="calendar'] August 24, 2020 / by Communications posted in Disaster Preparedness, Cyber Security

Unfortunately for Florida, Mother Nature did not get the memo telling her to take it easy after the COVID outbreak and has instead decided to throw an "above average hurricane season" our way. This could have a major impact on businesses still in recovery mode as enduring a major storm right after the outbreak could prove impossible. 

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Hurricane Season: Mother Nature’s Friendly not so Reminder to Leverage Your IT

[fa icon="calendar'] August 5, 2019 / by Communications posted in Disaster Preparedness, Cyber Security

Alright, let’s cut to the chase, we all know what a hurricane is and its potential for destruction. Around this time of year statistics are thrown out from news outlets and social media about damage from previous years and what’s on the horizon in the coming months. Even the Department of Homeland Security sponsors a site for disaster planning to urge businesses to be prepared ahead of time. At this point, if you do not consider storms a threat throwing more statistics (like the one to your right) at you isn’t going to change your mind.

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The Phishing Tackle Box: Your Guide to Avoid Getting Hooked

[fa icon="calendar'] June 27, 2019 / by Communications posted in Cyber Security

You ever been phishing? No, I am not talking about the relaxing, semi-boring, past-time spent with Grandpa on the lake, but those off-putting, suspicious emails and other messages you get that just don’t seem quite right.

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Data Privacy and Security Reform: We’re Next

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2019 / by Communications posted in Cyber Security, Compliance

Compliance is Coming for US... Businesses

Since the advent of the internet, the storage and use of private data has been as cavalier as the Wild West. Businesses have been free to collect any data they can get their hands on, build massive customer databases, and then manipulate or even sell the information for their benefit.

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