Business AI Chatbot Risks and Cybersecurity Solutions

Artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots have emerged as a leading innovation across multiple industries, from health care to banking to hospitality. These AI-powered assistants can enhance customer service, boost efficiency, perform tasks 24/7 and save business resources. But the chatbot explosion has also created a new playground for hackers, raising concerns over chatbot security. Don’t let…

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Secure Scanning: Understanding the Risks of QR Codes

Quick response (QR) codes are a popular marketing, sales, payment and customer service tool for several businesses. However, as the presence of QR codes has become more prevalent, malicious actors have found ways to use them in phishing attacks and to spread malware. These vulnerabilities can lead to significant financial and reputational damage, and it…

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Gone Phishing!

“Phishing,” a type of cyberattack in which a hacker disguises him- or herself as a trusted source online in order to acquire sensitive information, is a common and technologically simple scam that can put your employees and business at risk. However, more resourceful criminals are resorting to a modified and more sophisticated technique called “spear…

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Mobile Device Security

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The methods and tactics of hackers are constantly changing, but one thing that remains the same is that those purveyors of ransomware and other malware are always looking for the weak link in your defenses. You’ve probably devoted a lot of attention to locking down your company network and devices, but what about the phones…

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Manufacturing Industry Trends

Looking ahead, certain factors indicate the manufacturing industry is poised for continued growth in the future. Yet, some sector developments could pose challenges in the coming months and years. Labor Shortages The past few years have been met with labor shortages across industry lines. Furthermore, the pandemic motivated many employees to reevaluate their job expectations and…

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How to protect your business against “Smishing”

Most businesses and individuals are familiar with phishing, which entails cybercriminals leveraging fraudulent emails to manipulate recipients into sharing sensitive information, clicking malicious links or opening harmful attachments. While these scams remain a pressing concern, a new form of phishing—known as smishing—has emerged over the years. WHAT IS SMISHING? Smishing relies on the same tactics…

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Cyber Attacks – A Growing Business Interruption Threat

When you think about what usually causes a business interruption, natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes and floods probably come to mind first. These events can physically damage your property and equipment, making your workspace unusable for a time. The damages from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy are great examples of how a natural disaster…

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What is Business Email Compromise (BEC)?

Business email compromise (BEC) is a form of phishing that occurs when a cybercriminal impersonates a legitimate source to trick employees into wiring money, sharing sensitive information or engaging in other compromising activities. Unlike more traditional phishing attacks that target a large group on individuals, BEC attacks are crafted to appeal to specific individuals –…

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Common Types of Construction Insurance

As contractors, it’s important to understand what types of insurance your business should have and why. You work hard – make sure you’re properly covered for unforeseen circumstances that could harm your business. Check out this list of recommended insurance policies: Workers’ compensation—Workers’ compensation covers work-related employee injuries or illnesses. While injuries are infrequent, they…

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Cyberthreats in Construction

Incidents involving ransomware and other types of malware have reached epidemic proportions over the past few years, and the construction industry has absorbed more than its share of the damage. A recent study by Safety Detectives found that construction was the third-most targeted industry in North America in 2021, with 13.2 percent of all attacks.…

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