Cybersecurity Framework – Cutting Through the Complexity

Hopefully you spent the holidays with family and friends instead of reading the latest publication “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” Version 1.1 Draft 2 published by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on December 5, 2017. If you read it, like I did, kudos! I am not saying …

6 legal items to check off your startup’s to-do list

Planning to start a business in the New Year? Chances are, you’ve likely completed your prep homework. You’ve determined what your unique selling proposition (USP) is, and defined your business model. Your business likely has a business plan that takes an in-depth look at your competition, target market, and financial plans …

How to educate your clients about website security basics

Website security needs to stop being viewed as an optional add-on and start being viewed as a critical element of website development, ownership and maintenance. No matter what your role, if you’re selling website services, it’s important to educate clients about website security basics. Waiting until the end of a …

How a team of innovators overcame the odds to create water from thin air

Today, 790 million people — 11 percent of the world’s population — live without access to clean water. Two years ago, XPrize, an international nonprofit organization, announced a global competition enticing innovators to find a sustainable and affordable way to bring potable water to those who aren’t privileged enough to …

5 best invoicing software options for small business

For many small businesses and entrepreneurs, invoicing and collecting payments is the lifeblood of your organization. However, finding the best invoicing software for small businesses can prove challenging. Many of your existing platforms or tools might have an invoicing capability (for example Microsoft Office 365, or Square point-of-sale), or you …

Obamacare Open Enrollment Starts Today. Here’s What to Know About This Year’s Changes

Obamacare open enrollment begins today for the roughly 11 million Americans who buy individual coverage through healthcare.gov or their state exchange. In most states, open enrollment for 2019 Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage runs through Dec. 15. (These states have set a later deadline.) The usual advice applies this year: …

SSL security: Why it matters and how to add HTTPS to your website

Would your website lose visitors if it lacked SSL security? Of course. Everyone is at least aware of site security, especially if they’re about to whip out a credit card and buy something. A recent survey says 85 percent of online shoppers would avoid a website they perceive as unsecured. Most …