Here’s what you need to know Hundreds of thousands of Floridians have filed for unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES ACT put into place an additional $600 a week for those who’ve lost their jobs—and while it’s designed to relieve some of the financial struggle, the act has fueled a rise…

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Changes to Privacy Rules You Need to Know On April 3, 2020, as the coronavirus continued to spread across the country, the OCR (Office for Civil Rights) and the HHS (United States Department of Health and Human Services) announced a change in regulation of HIPAA privacy rule. HIPAA Enforcement Changes Although the change applies mostly…

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Staying Safe While Staying Home A mandate made by the government has required most of us to stay home to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. And while social distancing is meant to decrease the odds that you’ll become a victim of COVID-19, it’s increasing the instances of cybercrimes, especially for those using videoconferencing…

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Increased Risk of Tax Refund Theft As we all navigate through these difficult times, the last thing any of us want to think about is doing our taxes. Tax season is typically a stressful time of year for many folks, and now, as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more trying. But thankfully,…

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Thieves Exploit Vulnerabilities Created by the Pandemic As if we all didn’t have enough to worry about, the Coronavirus that is sweeping the world has opened up opportunities for ID thieves and scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting people. While we are all attached to our screens, keeping up to date on the latest developments…

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Why This is Dangerous & How to Prevent It One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right? But the last thing you want is for someone to obtain discarded documents containing your private information. If you’re like most people, you’ve thrown away or recycled papers that have your name on them, some may even have…

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The effects of a cyber attack you may not know exist Businesses are affected by data breaches everyday. The ones that hit national and international companies are publicized all over the news and social media. Everything from the loss of client’s personal information to the latest hack on Google that left Google Photo users wondering…

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What it is may surprise you. Like all businesses, you have a plan and process in place to protect your company against breaches and data theft. But all security measures and plans, even the most brilliantly devised ones, have a weakest link. When it comes to your business’ confidential data, including company and customer information,…

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How can they protect my business? Any business, no matter what the industry, can become a victim of a security breach. That’s why all businesses need a plan and a process for the disposal of confidential files, documents and materials. No matter the volume of paperwork, each and every document that contains information like account…

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