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preventing economic espionage, trade secret theft and intellectual property theft

Jan 26 2021

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The Ultimate Guide for Small Businesses to Combat Economic Espionage

For decades, the US has been a victim of economic espionage — a foe that is now costing American companies billions of dollars in lost revenue. From hacking government websites to infiltrating research institutions with spies, competitors and foreign governments are pulling out all the stops to steal trade secrets. ...
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Protestors storming the captiol in an act of civil unrest, insurection

Jan 19 2021

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Preventing Civil Unrest

We’ve all recoiled in disbelief and horror as we watched scenes of violence stream across our TVs. The violent insurrection we saw in the U.S. capitol was unprecedented. That is to say nothing of the  collapse in security measures and barriers that allowed rioters to breach our nation’s capitol. Deservedly ...
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Vulnerability assessments and management in the new risk landscape. Threat assessment

Jan 12 2021

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What Achilles can Teach us About Threat Management

By: Dell Spry There are numerous similar, seemingly inconsequential, soft targets scattered across our country unprotected by a single surveillance camera or even a strand of barbed wire. Is this issue getting the attention it deserves? Just whose responsibility is it to make that determination? Have you included threat planning ...
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The solarwinds supply chain hack represented by 6 locks, one of which is a different color

Jan 5 2021

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The SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack: What Businesses Need to Know

What is the SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack? SolarWinds, the Austin-based cybersecurity firm, found itself in the middle of a catastrophe due to internal security lapses. The firm recently earned headlines for making it to the list of unsuspecting service providers targeted for its elite supply chain. A week ago, the ...
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officers overlooking the damaged caused by the christmas morning bombing in Nashville, Tennesseee

Dec 30 2020

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Lessons Businesses Must Learn from the Nashville Bombing

The sound of gunfire punctuated the peaceful hush of Christmas morning. According to one witness, “It sounded like an automatic weapon.” About 10 minutes later she heard a second round of gunfire, then a third. When police arrived at the scene a little after 5:30am they found an RV parked ...
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Hallway camera in a school providing a safe and secure learning environment, How to optimize school safety for COVID-19

Dec 17 2020

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3 Simple Practices to Optimize School Safety During Covid-19

Maximizing safety for students and employees If you’re anything like me, keeping your family safe is your number one priority. During the Covid-19 pandemic, this means minimizing social contact to reduce the chances of infection.  If you are a school administrator, your family extends beyond the bounds of your home. ...
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a puzzle with a misisng piece revealing a dollar as a symbol of business impact analysis

Dec 9 2020

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4 Crucial Things To Know About Business Impact Analysis

Risk is not optional. If you own a business, chances are, you will confront risks at some point. What’s more, as your business grows, potential business disruptions will increase in both frequency and harm potential. It’s not possible to foresee every risk. Nonetheless, a business impact analysis can help you ...
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sign cautioning people to remain six feet apart at a shopping mall or retail space for COVID-19 precautions

Dec 3 2020

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2 Painless Ways to Transition Your Retail Business to Touchless Technology

Why your business should be transitioning to touchless tech right now As a business owner in the retail industry, adjusting to the Covid-19 pandemic is a huge challenge. Nevertheless, you’ve crossed your t’s and dotted your i’s. You've worked hard so that customers feel as safe as possible while in ...
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Family and friends enjoying a carefree holiday meal because they know to destress during the holidays

Nov 19 2020

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3 Overlooked Tips to Destress During the Holidays

Bring home holiday gifts without the baggage It’s that time of the year. Some would say the most wonderful time. But for others, the lights and tinsel of the holidays evoke strong memories of the ghosts of holidays past.  The holidays offer a chance to reconnect with family and friends, ...
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Nov 11 2020

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Top 5 Problems Facing the Retail Industry

And the best ways to solve them We’ve all heard the Black Friday stories of fist fights breaking out in aisles of the local big-box retailer. To the average person, such stories are humorous. But to retail business owners, they are a cause for concern. Yet, such glaring examples hardly ...
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family playing outside while traveling for the holidays

Nov 5 2020

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Holiday Safety Tips

3 practical ways to stay safe in 2020 We’ve all heard humorous holiday tales. They make for great entertainment around the table during a turkey dinner. You know the stories--e.g., the time Uncle Frank fell off of the roof into a snowbank while putting up holiday lights. Unfortunately, these hijinks ...
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police prepare for election day civil unrest as a political protest moves through a downtown area during a moment of civil unres

Oct 28 2020

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Election Day: Planning for Civil Unrest

4 Guaranteed Ways to Prepare Your Business The 2020 presidential election is approaching and the possibility of election day civil unrest is very real, according to the FBI, the National Security Counsel, and Homeland Security. But how can you protect your business in the event of a disturbance during or ...
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Lighthouse on a lonely dirt road preventing the threat of shipwrecks

Oct 22 2020

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The Transformational Power of Threat Assessments

Getting Started Threat is real; an opportunistic adversary waiting to strike.  Cyber crime is one of the most insidious threats facing businesses. As reported here, more than 50% of businesses have suffered cyber attacks--70% of them being small to medium-sized businesses with as many as 60% going out of business ...
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small business team smiling after sucessfully navigating a crisis using their crisis management plan

Oct 15 2020

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3 Practical Strategies to Protect Your Small Business During Covid-19

October 15, 2020 / Justin Hayes Ensure the Future of Your Company Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) comprise a massive portion of American industry. In fact, 99% of all businesses have less than 500 employees; 98% of them have fewer than 100, and small businesses drive nearly 50% of all ...
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overhead view of business people working on a crisis management plan outside

Oct 8 2020

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The Anatomy of a Crisis Management Plan

4 key strategies to protect your business against risk By Justin Hayes No executive expects a crisis to strike. But every day organizations fall prey to the unforeseen. One study found that 40% of businesses fail after natural disasters. Yet, only half of all businesses have a crisis management plan ...
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