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Outsmarting QR Code Scams: Your Guide to Spotting and Stopping Them

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/25/24 4:39 PM

QR codes, short for Quick Response Codes, are the gateway between the physical and digital realms, offering a seamless bridge in our interconnected world.  Just point your camera at a QR Code and you'll be conveniently directed to a website.  Easy, right?   However, their simplicity and widespread adoption have opened the door for innovative cybercriminals to exploit. These tech-savvy fraudsters ingeniously manipulate QR codes, turning them into tools for executing scams, potentially leading to significant security breaches and financial damage. As a small business owner in the digital age, it's imperative to understand the nature of QR code scams and the strategies to effectively recognize and thwart them. This article will arm you with essential tips and insights, empowering you to safeguard your business against the hidden dangers of these seemingly innocuous codes.

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Tags: Managed Services, cybersecurity, cybersecurity training

Ekaru Awarded ScalePad Partner Advisory Council Partner of the Year

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/22/24 4:15 PM

The award winners were hand-selected by ScalePad's Sales and Success teams as leaders in the industry.

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Tags: small business, small business technology advice., cybersecurity, award

Managed IT Services in Boston and Surrounding Areas

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/19/24 1:55 PM

If you are looking for managed IT services in Boston and nearby cities, this detailed guide will explain the role of managed service providers and unpack the benefits they offer to businesses like yours. It also includes important questions to ask before you hire a Boston-area managed IT service company.

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Tags: managed IT services in Boston, IT services Boston, managed service provider Boston

How Much Will Cyber Crime Cost in 2024?

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/12/24 9:14 AM

As small business owners, it's crucial to be aware of the increasing risk of cyber crime, a concern that's rapidly escalating in today's digital world. Experts from Cybersecurity Ventures predict that by 2024, cybercrime could result in global costs of up to $9 trillion each year. This alarming figure highlights the importance of protecting your business. The question is, how will this financial impact affect local small businesses? Cyber incidents at big businesses make the national headlines, but small businesses are getting hit just as hard, it's just these incidents don't make the headlines.  The goal isn't to make everyone scared - that just makes us overwhelmed.  What can you do?  The significance of regular training to develop strong, cyber-secure habits cannot be overstated. Such training is key to defending your business against these evolving digital threats.

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Tags: cybersecurity, cybersecurity training

Shield Your Success: The Essential Guide to Cybersecurity Insurance for Small Businesses

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/5/24 4:21 PM

Is your enterprise equipped to tackle the escalating cybersecurity challenges of today?  It's a brand new year, and while many people will make some New Year's Resolutions for health and fitness, don't forget your cyber fitness!  As a local technology service provider, we're seeing the cyber events that impact local businesses, and we strongly encourage you to review your insurance needs.  Big cyber incidents make the national news, but small businesses also need protection.  

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Tags: Cyber Insurance

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