Cyber Tips & News

Idaho Company Falls Victim to Spear Phishing

Amalagmated Sugar released the personal information of nearly 3000 employees recently through a targeted spear phishing attack on one of its employees.  A hacker impersonated the CEO and requested that the W-2 forms of employees and retirees be sent to him.  The employee honored this request, believing the correspondence was genuine, and provided the requested …

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Alphabet Soup

SBDC, ASBDC, SBA, SCORE, PTAC, WBC, COBE… Acronyms are everywhere, especially in our organization. What do they mean? Who is who? Why does the government love acronyms? I can answer the first two questions, but I suspect that the latter is one of the great mysteries of the universe up there with: Why are we …

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Workers are key to preventing cyber attacks

The Idaho SBDC recognizes cyber security as an important aspect of running a successful business.  Cyber security is a multi-factor issue with employee behavior being equally as important as the technical protections and operational design. This Idaho Business Review article shines a light on what some Idaho businesses are discovering in cyber security.

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Small Business Owners: We want to hear from you!

The New York Fed, in partnership with 10 other Federal Reserve Banks, is conducting a survey of small business owners.  The Idaho SBDC is encouraging all Idaho small business owners to take this survey to understand your perspective on the current business climate, your financing needs and credit experiences.  Responses are confidential and the results will …

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