May 17, 2017 / by Becki True / In cybersecurity , dr

Ransomware Is No Joke

This past week we saw how criminals took advantage of the unauthorized release of NSA computer hacking tools and created a ransomware called WannaCry. These criminals then infected computers in over 150 countries. They certainly disrupted the day-to-day operations of these businesses, even if they didn’t collect a ransom or destroy files - and plenty of companies paid the ransom.

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April 11, 2017 / by Becki True / In cybersecurity , dr

Your Data Is Your Business

Did you know that the average cost of a data loss for a small business is $38,000? Not many small businesses have that kind of money to lose, and it’s easily preventable. 

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March 27, 2017 / by Becki True / In media , wifi marketing

The Hidden Profit Potential of Your Free WiFi

Coffee shops, salons, bars, restaurants, oil and lube shops, tire shops, and laundromats all depend on customer loyalty, and virtually all provide free WiFi to their customers. Many offer loyalty programs through a mobile app, punch card, or swipe card. But app fatigue means people are installing fewer apps and retention rates are as low as 3.2% 30 days after they’ve been installed. Punch cards don’t give you any real marketing data. Swipe cards give you data if people carry them around and remember to use them.

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March 20, 2017 / by Becki True / In security , cybersecurity , media , aws

Reducing Security Audit Costs - Technology Review March 17, 2017

Talking with Mack Jackson Jr. about reducing the costs of security audits, with a focus on using configuration management software like Ansible. Mack and Jacob also talk about understanding risks by understanding the business needs.

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