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How to Protect Yourself Against 3 Cybersecurity Hacks

  Small businesses have had to be more flexible than ever as they continue to navigate through the unchartered territory of the new “normal” of 2021.   For years, leaders have been predicting that a pandemic will strike. Still, no one could foresee that the IT world would need to overhaul its entire operations overnight to initiate massive remote connectivity. As a result, many scheduled projects had to be placed on hold for IT staff to retool remote operations so businesses could keep running. At the same time, cybercriminals have been working hard too. Research shows that there has been a dramatic rise in cybersecurity attacks in the past few months. Many cybersecurity experts said the attacks have become more focused, and numerous business owners have experienced at least one cyberattack during the past year. Hackers have taken advantage of the anxiety and uneasiness related to the pandemic in their cyberattacks.  Studies show that pandemic-related phishing and malware attacks have dramatically risen to over 30,000 per day throughout the U.S. Among the highest increase has been in ransomware attacks which have ballooned by a whopping 800 percent since Covid-19 began last March. In 2021, cybersecurity leaders maintain the following three

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