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Cyberattacks Hit 66% of Small and Medium Businesses Last Year

Health IT Security is reporting on two separate security reports, one from Kaspersky and the other the Ponemon Institute-Keeper report, showing 66 percent of small to medium-sized businesses suffered cyberattacks last year. The reports also showed that the cost of cyberattacks is on the rise, with a malware incident costing some $2.7 million on average. …

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Appeal Court Rules on Net Neutrality: Both Sides Declare Victory

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled on the controversial net neutrality rollbacks passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In 2018 the FCC moved to deregulate the broadband and telecommunications industries, setting off a battle that has repercussions for the very core of the Internet. At the heart of the …

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Microsoft Patches Serious Flaw In Internet Explorer

Microsoft has released an emergency fix for Windows 10, following the discovery of a serious flaw in Internet Explorer. The flaw is a remote code vulnerability—one of the most dangerous types of security flaws, as it opens the way for a hacker to remotely take control of an affected system. At the root of the …

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Impeachment—What It Means For the Stock Market

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump. To no one’s surprise, the stock market took a nosedive in the aftermath of the announcement, leading business owners and shareholders alike to wonder how this will impact their bottom line. Jim Cramer discussed the topic on Mad Money, making a …

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B2B Influencer Marketing Adds Up To Nurture and Ultimately Conversion

“We co-create content with (B2B Influencers) in concert with brand messaging,” says TopRank Marketing CEO Lee Odden. “So now instead of people just ignoring the press release we actually have storytelling happening with these different voices. You have this intersection of one or two or three or four influencers talking about this topic and those …

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The Mall Is More or Less Dead, Says Legendary Retail Analyst Jan Kniffen

“The mall is more or less dead except in 279 great cases where we’ve got fabulous malls out there,” says legendary retail analyst Jan Kniffen. “But the 1,100 malls they’re struggling. It’s the levered retailers and the mall-based retailers that are struggling. We’re going to have 26 retail bankruptcies this year. But in a downturn, …

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