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Cloud-based services can help businesses leverage sales data

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on February 20, 2018

We have access to so much information, but many businesses – large and small – don’t utilize the data they collect from their customers, employees, products and services in a timely manner. Effectively managing data and using it to make informed decisions can help a business outpace its competition.

Annual Data Privacy Day supports privacy-aware culture

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on January 23, 2018

Data Privacy Day, observed annually on Jan. 28, recognizes the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty about privacy and data protection. In the U.S., Data Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Whaling Scam Targets Organization’s Biggest Fish

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on December 26, 2017

This type of scam, known as business email compromise (BEC) or “whaling” because the targets are generally an organization’s “biggest fish,” is on the rise. The FBI identifies BEC as the number one emerging threat over the 2016-2018 timeframe. Losses in 2017 are estimated to be more than $4 billion.

Hawaiian Telcom expanding broadband in rural areas

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on November 28, 2017

Recognizing the importance of broadband, in 2011 the Federal Communications Commission reformed its Universal Service Fund, which partially subsidized telephone service to rural America. The FCC created the Connect America Fund (CAF), which helps to accelerate the expansion of high-speed internet service to unserved and underserved rural areas nationwide.

Cybersecurity awareness should be everyone’s business

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on October 31, 2017

Since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month has been observed in October to drive home the message that securing the internet is everyone’s responsibility. No individual or entity is responsible for securing the internet. By following best practices and educating others, we’re each doing our part.

Robust cybersecurity requires constant education, vigilance

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on October 3, 2017

Every business that collects and stores sensitive data is at risk because any vulnerability in the security of this data can result in devastating consequences for your business and your customers.