December 2016 Newsletter
Don't Let the Grinch Steal Your Identity
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Christina Schubert
The holiday season is a time of merriment for one and all. That includes scammers, fraudsters, and thieves too. It's the best time of the year for them to do their worst.

More people will be shopping, partying, traveling, and generally letting their guard down. This gives these criminals an avenue to unleash the Grinch in them.

As the years roll by, holiday-related crimes have evolved.

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Avoid tech hiccups abroad
used with permission from HP Technology at Work
The For U.S. business travelers, venturing overseas with indispensable smartphones, notebooks, and tablets can be a confounding hassle given spotty Wi-Fi service, expensive mobile roaming charges, and heightened security measures—not to mention incompatible electrical sockets.

Here's what you need to know before carrying your must-have mobile devices outside the U.S.

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Responding to a data breach?
used with permission from FTC Business Center Blog
by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
You suspect that your business experienced a data breach. Maybe an employee lost a laptop, or a hacker got into your customer database, or information was inadvertently posted on your website. Whatever happened, you're probably wondering what to do next.

The FTC's new Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business outlines the steps to take and whom to contact. Here's a glimpse of what's inside.

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Four technology trends that will shape the future of your business
used with permission from Microsoft US Small and Midsize Business Blog
These days, the rate of technological change can be dizzying. Keeping up with the latest trends can be a challenge for anyone, but some of these disruptive technologies will present new opportunities for business in the near future. Which technology trends matter most to your business? And how can you capitalize on them? Read on.


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Business Continuity Tip
Prepare the Office for Holiday Closures

It seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up the lazy days of summer. And now, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just weeks away.

Take a few minutes over the next week to prepare for holiday office closures and get set for a stress free holiday with these tips, including
  • Make a checklist of all equipment that should be turned off
  • Check your delivery schedules
  • Notify your clients ahead of time
  • And more...
And remember, don't wait until the last minute. Some staff may take off early or have limited schedules starting soon.
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