Attention Business Owners!

Do the filing cabinets in your office contain any of the following:

  • Records on your customers?
  • Vendor information?
  • Personnel files containing confidential information?
  • Proprietary information pertaining to your business?
  • Banking information for your business or clients?

Is any of the above information also stored on or accessed by a computer? If so, you need to continue reading.

It is difficult to do much business in the current environment without taking advantage of some of the conveniences afforded by technology. As businesses expand the use of time saving and efficiency-improving devices, those involved in organized crime are doing the same.

A Growing Threat

There are many sects in Eastern Europe, Asia and the United States that spend their time developing sophisticated phishing campaigns in which they attempt to access important confidential information on your computer, often without you knowing it. That information is then used in various ways; it could be held for ransom, it could be sold, or it could be used to steal from you, your customers, vendors or employees. Cyber crime is a growing threat to small businesses, and many of them do not even realize it.

Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M

About Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M

Josh joined the Merriam team in 2011 in a management and production capacity. He holds a BS in Economics from Siena College and has more than 10 years in the Commercial Banking and Municipal Finance arenas. Josh holds his New York State Property and Casualty, and Life, Accident and Health licenses. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary, and is simultaneously studying to increase his depth of insurance knowledge. Josh is married and the father of five children. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to provide his clients with the personal attention and value in service that they expect.

Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M

About Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M

Josh joined the Merriam team in 2011 in a management and production capacity. He holds a BS in Economics from Siena College and has more than 10 years in the Commercial Banking and Municipal Finance arenas. Josh holds his New York State Property and Casualty, and Life, Accident and Health licenses. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary, and is simultaneously studying to increase his depth of insurance knowledge. Josh is married and the father of six children. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to provide his clients with the personal attention and value in service that they expect.

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