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Retail SMBs and Payment Data Risks

Posted: August 4, 2020 / Author: Jason Manuel

Cyber-attackers continue to use creative methods of exploiting vulnerabilities. They’ve turned their attention to the manufacturing and retail sectors, using mobile apps and cloud technology to their own advantage. Proper security requires more than stronger passwords or releasing a memo to personnel regarding known email phishing attempts. Modern threats require forward-thinking solutions and a wide net of tools to mitigate growing retail SMBs and payment data risks. Are you confident in your SMB cybersecurity? Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber attacks have increased by roughly 500%. Of all online security incidents, 43 percent of cases involved small businesses…

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Airport Cyber Security

Posted: July 2, 2020 / Author: Dror Liwer

Airport cyber security is crucial for safeguarding our personal data and even our lives. Alarmingly, the aviation industry has struggled to meet basic security standards when it comes to protecting its cyber systems from attack. In 2020, Swiss researchers identified “massive cybersecurity risks” at 97 of the world’s top 100 airports. In fact, only three of the world’s airports – in Amsterdam, Dublin, and Helsinki — achieved an A+ rating, with no security vulnerabilities detected. Common Airport Cyber Security Problems Cybersecurity in airports is often poorly rated, with one in four airports having received an “F” grade for issues like:…

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SMBs State of Cloud Data Security

Posted: June 16, 2020 / Author: Dror Liwer

Small and Medium-sized businesses are often viewed as soft targets by criminals operating in the cloud. While it seems counterintuitive that hackers would go after smaller data caches or command ransom from those less likely to afford it, the lax security measures employed by the vast majority of SMBs leaves them extremely vulnerable. Effective cloud security for small business requires a diligent effort and the right level of customized support.  The State of Cloud Security for Small Business in 2020…

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Professional Services and Customer Data Risk

Posted: June 11, 2020 / Author: Dror Liwer

The professional services sector is a particularly tempting target for cybercriminals. Accounting, legal, financial, IT, and insurance firms possess large databases of confidential and sensitive information that can fetch top dollar on the black market. Sensitive data may include: Client banking informationHealthcare recordsTrade secretsIntellectual propertyHighly classified documents This information is highly valuable to criminals who want to sell data on the dark web or even back to the firm it was stolen from for a ransom. Corporate espionage is another…

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HIPAA and EMR Cyber Security

Posted: June 1, 2020 / Author: Dror Liwer

HIPAA cyber security is on every medical provider’s mind these days. One vulnerability in the cyber security of a hospital or doctor’s office can leave personal patient data wide open for hackers to steal. They might demand a ransom in exchange for an encryption key to use the data again, or they may sell the information to the highest bidder. Coronet is a leader in EMR security and HIPAA data security, providing companies big and small with advanced technology that…

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What Coronet is doing to ensure business continuity.

Posted: March 19, 2020 / Author: Dror Liwer

In the last few weeks, we all have of been experiencing a reality that seems to be taken out of movie script. Businesses, from all industries, big or small are affected by the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). With the virus’s rapid spread, the ban on gathering and quarantine regulations will only get tighter. The only way to ensure business continuity while complying with new government regulations and directives is to allow employees to work remotely. Working from home has…

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3 reasons why you should offer your clients a monthly security report

Posted: November 6, 2019 / Author: Dror Liwer

MSPs today are required to manage much more than just traditional office and storage software for their clients. Nowadays, as most companies moved to a cloud based working environment, MSPs are not only responsible for managing their clients’ SAAS platforms but are expected to ensure their security.. The challenge is that most SMB clients are not even aware of the fact that cyber security for cloud-based platforms is not as ‘built-in’ as they imagine. It is common for SMBs who…

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MSP? Here are 5 ways to win and keep a client!

Posted: August 19, 2019 / Author: Dror Liwer

Here’s a shocker: 93% of SMBs said they would switch MSPs to get adequate cyber security coverage.   Some might see this as armageddon, but we see this as an incredible opportunity to retain your existing customers, and recruit many new ones.   We narrowed it down to these 5 strategies:  Actively stress the importance of cybersecurity. Let current and potential clients know that cybersecurity is always top of mind, positioning company leaders as thought experts who can be trusted. Make them…

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Why any MSP can become a cybersecurity superhero

Posted: June 10, 2019 / Author: Dror Liwer

Let’s face it. SMBs are extremely vulnerable to cyber attacks, and the consequences of an attack could be devastating. While many small businesses  turn to managed service providers (MSPs) to help oversee technology implementation and management, security in many cases remains of the table as it is too expensive to deliver profitably to the SMB crowd. Recent studies shows new reality for MSPs. A study commissioned by Continuum found that “9 in 10 small businesses would hire a new MSP…

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When it comes to cyberattacks, small businesses are often collateral damage

Posted: May 14, 2019 / Author: Dror Liwer

How can small businesses can protect their assets from becoming collateral damage in a cyberattack? Large enterprises and international corporations are shining targets for hackers to gaze upon. From industrial espionage to ransomware, data theft is the obvious jackpot for the majority of malicious parties. While much attention is paid to enterprise threats and risk management, there is little spoken about the risks to the thousands of small companies surrounding the locations of big corporations. This is extremely problematic when…

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