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Ransomware actors shifted to more “mid-game hunting” in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021, resulting in fewer large ransom payments and more lower payments made by middle-market organizations, according to recent data from Coveware, an incident response and ransomware negotiation firm.

The average ransom payment amount stayed around the same level between the second quarter (Q2) and Q3 at $139,739, but the median amount jumped over 50% to $71,674, the firm reports. Both statistics are...

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I think we can all agree there are few things that can steal our joy as quickly and easily as having debt. If we were to pinpoint one type of debt that has delayed recent graduates from saving for retirement, it’s student loans.

While the CARES Act provided a brief respite for those in need, it remains critical that we take ownership of our financial worlds. With the current student loan tally in the U.S. at just over $1.7 trillion, it is evident that the concern will endure for the...

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With the fall and winter months comes flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity peaks between December and February, so now’s the time to ensure you’re prepared. Social distancing and mask mandates significantly prevented a “twindemic” last year as the flu season coincided with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Those safety measures helped prevent a majority of flu cases. However, as more states and businesses lift mask mandates and other...

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In recent years, cyber incidents have surged in both cost and frequency. These incidents have become a pressing concern for organizations of all sizes and sectors—and construction companies are no exception. Although employers within the construction industry may think that their cyber exposures are minimal, this often isn’t the case. Rather, such vulnerabilities can come from a variety of different avenues and lead to devastating damages.

In fact, a recent survey found that over 75%...

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Fall signals a natural time of transition. Fall is also a great time to get maintenance tasks done if you live in an area where cooler weather is right around the corner.

Care for your home this upcoming season by maintaining your home with the following tips:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts. Clear leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts to prevent flooding and freezing around your foundation.
  • Drain gas from yard equipment....

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Recent polls show that over 40% of US workers are actively searching for a new job.

The costs of losing an employee range anywhere from 25% to 200% of annual salary due to lost productivity, hiring a replacement, and training the new employee. In addition, there are the intangible costs of impact on the work environment and employee morale.

“Let’s face it, people don’t stay in jobs forever. There will always be turnover and that can even be a positive. Replacing staff can...

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According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer became the most common cancer this year, accounting for 12% of all new cancer cases worldwide. In addition, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among American women. However, some men are also at risk for breast cancer.

The main factors that influence your risk of breast cancer include being a woman and getting older. Additional risk factors that are out of your control include genetic mutations, exposure to...

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Traditional cybersecurity protocols can’t keep up with the rapidly evolving modern workplace environment. The complexity of hybrid work, the rising number of fully remote employees and the dramatic increase in the use of cloud-based systems make traditional perimeter security ineffectual. A new security model is needed to keep the corporate network safe. This model is “zero trust.”

Zero trust is adapted to the modern workplace. It embraces mobility and protects people, networks,...

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Distracted driving occurs whenever you engage in an activity behind the wheel that takes your attention away from the road. Such activities can include using your cellphone, eating, drinking, plugging information into your GPS or adjusting the radio.

Think distracted driving isn’t a serious concern? Think again. According to the National Safety Council, more than 700 people are injured each day as a result of distracted driving crashes. Keep reading to learn what you can do to reduce...

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We get it: benefits are complicated, and choosing the right medical plan for your unique scenario can be quite challenging.

It's no surprise that choosing the right medical plan is a challenge, and study after study has found that the majority of us ultimately choose the wrong option, putting our health and finances at a disadvantage. Today's episode shares the top five considerations when evaluating your health care options so you can take control before you enroll...

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