Deadline for EMV chip cards is here – SMBs aren’t ready

by Calyptix, October 8, 2015


The deadline for merchants to accept EMV “chip cards” is here. Anyone who accepts credit card payments now has to use the new chip-card method or risk having to repay the money lost in fraudulent transactions.

Are your clients at risk? Check this post to get up to speed on the EMV card deadline, what it means for your clients, and how this can be a big sales opportunity for your business.

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Tagged on : PCI DSS

Small Business Cyber Attacks that Stole Thousands

by Calyptix, September 22, 2015


Need a few examples of small businesses hit by cyber attacks? This article has three examples to show how a simple phishing email or malware infection can bring huge losses.

Also: did you know that banks are not required to repay funds stolen from a business account? You’ll see why in this article. Show your clients to make sure they realize: once a hacker has their money, it’s gone.

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4 Reasons Why Healthcare Data Breaches Are Rising

by Calyptix, September 13, 2015


The last two years have been filled with news reports about major data breaches. First, we heard about millions of records compromised at retailers like Target and Home Depot. Now major healthcare organizations are getting hit.

Why is this happening? In this post, see four top reasons why healthcare networks are a major target for data breaches, and why the criminals seem to be winning the war.

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Tagged on : healthcare , HIPAA

3 Simple Rules to Stop Malware

by Calyptix, August 17, 2015


The web is flooded with malware. Most users don’t have a clue on how to avoid it. What if you could give your clients three simple ways to stay safe? Would you save time and money?

See three easy-to-follow rules that will dramatically reduce the chances of a malware infection. They come from Spam Nation, the best-selling book by cyber security journalist Brian Krebs.

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Malvertising is growing fast – here’s how to avoid it

by Calyptix, August 14, 2015


Criminals are placing ads on some of the most popular sites on the web. The scariest part: the ads can infect users with malware without even clicking.

Learn more about the rapidly growing threat called “malvertising.” Find out how attackers are combining zero-day exploits, malware, and online ads for a powerful attack strategy, and see how you can avoid it.

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Tagged on : malware

Wire Fraud: How an email password can cost you $100,000

by Calyptix, July 29, 2015


Wire fraud is the modern-day bank heist. Instead of masks and guns, thieves use stolen email credentials and clever deception to snatch thousands of dollars. How do these heists begin? With stolen data.

Get a quick overview of wire fraud tactics so you can protect your business and your clients. See how thieves steal the data, fool the banks, and make off with the money.

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HIPAA Breach Notifications: Anti-marketing in healthcare

by Calyptix, July 22, 2015


A data breach can bring a long list of expenses, and among them is often “damage to reputation.” But do your healthcare clients believe this? Will their reputations be harmed after a breach?

Yes -- HIPAA almost guarantees it.

See how HIPAA forces organizations to spend time and money marketing against themselves after a breach. Show your clients to convince them the threat to their business is real.

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Internet Crime and Scams from FBI Annual Report

by Calyptix, July 9, 2015


Romance scams, business email fraud, and scams targeting the elderly, were all popular last year, according to the annual report of the FBI Internet Crime Compliant Center.

In this post, we highlight four trends shown in the FBI’s data. You’ll see that social media scams increased 400%, and who is most at risk for romance scams and business email compromises.

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