Lisa Hephner

Small Business Security: Advanced Tips for Spotting a Phish

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It’s been said that when it comes to phishing and malware, there are two kinds of people—those who know they’re victims, and those who don’t. Last week’s Tip post, Small Business Security: Focus on a Speedy Recovery, detailed measures you can take to mitigate the damage in the (unfortunately very likely) event that your small business finds itself compromised by ransomware or other malware, or finds that an employee has been tricked into disclosing credentials.

That’s the pound of cure. This week we’ll focus on the ounce of prevention. After all, it is far better to detect a phishing email before you download a malicious attachment or click a link leading to a phishing page. And in the event that you don’t catch yourself before you click, it is critical that you pay attention to browser warnings and other signs that you are on a phishing screen rather than a legitimate website.

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Irena Ashcraft

6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Your Side Hustle Off the Ground

Posted by in Small Business Hacks


These days, everyone and their brother seems to have a side hustle.

(In case you’re still in the dark, a side hustle is a product or service you sell on the side without quitting your day job.)

So what’s stopping you?

Sure, you’ve got an idea for your side hustle—and maybe even a few clients lined up—but now what? Don’t lose momentum by getting stuck on the details!

We’ve outlined 6 simple actions that will take your business from “back of napkin” idea to reality.

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Lisa Hephner

Small Business Security: Focus on a Speedy Recovery

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By now you’ve probably heard so much about the WannaCrypt/WannaCry worldwide ransomware attack that you are looking at every email with skepticism and expect malicious intent behind every link you see. While remaining vigilantly on the lookout for phishing attempts and steering clear of downloads from dubious origins is important to securing your computer and your small business network, caution to the point of constant second guessing that leads to business stagnation is as debilitating as becoming a cybercrime victim.

So what is a small business to do?

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