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When small businesses start to boom, they often rush to add employees, ramp up production and get bigger offices. But something usually gets left off the to-do list: upgrading their cybersecurity.

A growing business means more computers—and that means more weak points in a network that hackers can attack. It also means more employees who aren’t up to speed on security, and who click on suspicious links or fall for online scams.

Here’s a look at some of the biggest security mistakes small businesses make as they grow, and what they can do to prevent them.

In the healthcare sector, the Internet of Things (IoT) offers a plethora of benefits, ranging from monitoring patients more closely to using data to gain insights on patient care – and the usage of these connected devices is growing. The global medical device market is expected to reach an estimated $409.5 billion by 20231, and it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2018 to 2023.  But unfortunately, the rise of IoT has also led to the rise inanimate devices being used to hack systems, which can have a catastrophic effect.

Many state and local government agencies have taken steps to address cybersecurity concerns, but too often those measures are insufficient or, worse, offer managers a false sense of security. In many cases, malicious code or a breach goes undetected for months because the agency has not implemented the tools and procedures that would have detected and mitigated those attacks. Many still rely on firewalls, signature- based detection and traditional antivirus products on their endpoints.

Big Data has become a fairly common term used across industries. It refers to large, complex volumes of data that are generated from multiple sources. According to a new report by SNS Research, Big Data is now a $57 billion market, and it is predicted that investments in the sector are expected to grow by 10 percent over the next four years, reaching $76 billion by the end of 2020.

In the rapidly evolving world of technology, clients need an established firm with the resources, longevity and vision to stay ahead of the curve. Siwel and Micro Strategies announce the formation of a strategic relationship to address our clients’ current and future business challenges, utilizing each other’s strengths to provide enhanced Cloud, Security, Analytics, Software and I/T Asset Management (SAM/ITAM), Enterprise Content and Business Process Management (ECM/BPM), and I/T Infrastructure services and solutions.

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