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Cyber 06.20.2019

Even NASA Can Get Hacked

You may think that you have got the latest training and safeguards against cyber attacks, but if even NASA can get hacked, how safe are you really? The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the people…
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Even NASA Can Get Hacked
Cyber 06.20.2019

Cyber Attack “Kill Chain” has Shortened

Even as cyber attacks become more sophisticated, hackers’ cyber kill chain, or the number of steps it takes to complete a cyber attack, has greatly shortened. Whether they have been able to become more efficient…
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Cyber Attack “Kill Chain” has Shortened
ERISA 06.20.2019

New Jersey Excludes ERISA Plan Fiduciaries From New Fiduciary Standards

After letters and testimony from the American Retirement Association, New Jersey has excluded ERISA plan fiduciaries from the state’s upcoming new and expanded fiduciary standards. ERISA will preempt this regulation, allowing for the single nationwide…
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New Jersey Excludes ERISA Plan Fiduciaries From New Fiduciary Standards
Cyber 06.20.2019

Cyber Attack Causes Another Business to Shut Down

Once again, a cyber attack has caused a previously flourishing company to shut down. Asco, a manufacturer of aircraft parts founded in Belgium but owned by U.S. company Spirit AeroSysterms, has shut down indefinitely following a…
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Cyber Attack Causes Another Business to Shut Down
ERISA 06.18.2019

Moving a 401(k) Between Jobs is About to get Simpler

A proposed exemption by the U.S. Department of Labor to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) designed to allow easier transfer of a 401(k) from one job to another is expected to…
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Moving a 401(k) Between Jobs is About to get Simpler
Cyber 06.17.2019

Cyber Attacks Versus Small Businesses Rising

Larger companies are investing more money into their cybersecurity defenses as cyber attacks and data breaches become more prevalent, happening to entities ranging from larger companies like Sony to esteemed organizations like NASA. So cyber…
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Cyber Attacks Versus Small Businesses Rising
Cyber 06.17.2019

Cyber Attackers Running Small Businesses Out of Business

Large companies are investing in cybersecurity defenses and protections as cyber attacks become more sophisticated. With these larger companies being harder to breach, cyber attackers and hackers have focused their energy and attacks on small…
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Cyber Attackers Running Small Businesses Out of Business
Cyber 06.17.2019

90% of All Data Breaches Hurt Small Businesses

Your small business does not have to store sensitive data to be part of a data breach. Giant companies like Sony and Equifax may be the ones who have that sensitive data such as credit…
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90% of All Data Breaches Hurt Small Businesses
Cyber 06.17.2019

Your Company Doesn’t Need to Store Information to be Victim of Cyber Attack

A common misconception is that a company needs to store some type of information to be a target of a cyber-attack or data breach. But you would be incorrect. Having something as simple as a…
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Your Company Doesn’t Need to Store Information to be Victim of Cyber Attack