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April 7, 2015

How to Break into the Dental IT and Integration Market

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Focusing your marketing and sales efforts on a niche can be a great way to accelerate growth at your IT business. Once you land your first client, your second, third, and fourth can be just a referral away.

One Calyptix partner has had great success selling in the market for dental IT and integration. Read on to see his tips and secrets for breaking in.

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March 18, 2015

Security Trends 2015: Mandiant threat report highlights

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Did you know more than 75% of phishing emails seen by Mandiant last year impersonated the IT staff or an antivirus solution? Scarey, right?

Learn more about this threat and others highlighted in Mandiant's latest report. You'll also see which industries are attacked most (not the ones you think) and why VPN is a growing target for attackers.

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March 18, 2015

PCI Compliance: 80% of merchants fail to maintain it

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PCI compliance is rising across the industry, but did you know that four out of five organizations that achieve compliance fail an assessment less than a year later? That finding and more comes from Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report.

In this post, see which PCI requirements are most correlated with having a data breach. You’ll also see why we expect a rise in card-not-present fraud and why maintaining compliance is so difficult.

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February 23, 2015

Ransomware Prevention: 5 ways to avoid a crisis

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The threat of ransomware continues to loom over us in 2015, and some expect the storm to get worse before it clears. How can you ride out this threat?

Get the five ways to prevent a ransomware disaster at your business. We sat down with expert Amy Babinchak to get her view. Includes a link to her team’s free Cryptolocker Prevention Kit.

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February 17, 2015

DDoS Attacks: Trends show a stronger threat in 2015

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Denial of service attacks used to be a mere annoyance. Today, they are a major threat to businesses and organizations worldwide – and they are getting stronger.

See how recent DDoS attacks point to trends that we expect to see in 2015. You’ll see our predictions for the coming year and the latest record-breaking attack to hit the news.

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February 10, 2015

Small Business Security Under Attack: 3 minute video

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Small businesses are hit hard by hackers. Here is proof: a 3-minute news clip with a small business owner who may be forced to close if hackers strike again. Also included are comments from Calyptix CEO Ben Yarbrough.

This can be a great clip to share with your clients. It shows the costs of cybercrime on a small business (more than $10,000 in just a few months) and it proves that the threat to small business is real.

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February 4, 2015

Critroni Ransomware Decryption: Not an option

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Critroni is back for more in 2015. The ransomware still encrypts files and demands a ransom, but a few things have changed since we saw it last summer.

What's changed? How can you unlock your files? Find out inside, and see how you can avoid this menace altogether.

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February 2, 2015

Throw Out Your UTM Firewall: 7 Reasons

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You could get away with updating a firewall once a month, or maybe even once a year, in the past. Today, that's very unwise. You need to check for updates every day automatically.

See the 7 reasons why you should toss out your clients dated, manual firewall. If it updates manually, it's time to go.

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January 27, 2015

Merchants Struggle with PCI DSS compliance as Deadline Passes

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The deadline to comply with PCI DSS 3.0 passed on Jan 1. But even if it were pushed back until June, many merchants would still be struggling to comply with the older 2.0 rules.

See highlights of a sneak preview of Verizon's 2015 compliance report. You'll see how many merchants maintain compliance after they are verified (fewer than you think) and the two most problematic areas they stuggle with.

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January 26, 2015

HIPAA 2015: Expect more attacks, enforcement, and lawsuits

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The HIPAA regulations have not changed recently, but their impact and application in healthcare change constantly.

Check out our predictions for HIPAA 2015. You’ll see why we think criminal attacks and enforcement will rise, and why everyone might give their business associate agreement a closer look.

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