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FTC Announces Agenda for the Tenth Session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative. The session, focused on competition and consumer protection issues in broadband markets, will take place on March 20, 2019 at the Constitution Center Auditorium at 400 7th St., SW, Washington D.C. The hearing originally was scheduled for January 16, 2019, but was postponed due to the government shutdown

LENDIT FINTECH USA 2019 APRIL 8-9 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA

LendIt Fintech is excited to be back in San Francisco, a concentrated fintech hub for some of the most innovative and fastest growing fintech companies in the world.  They are expecting about 5,000+ attendees and will have some exciting names to announce as speakers in the coming weeks. There will also be 2,000+ fintech-focused companies looking to network and do business with you.  LendIt Fintech attracts thousands of fintech decision makers from the world’s most influential companies.  LendIt Fintech USA 2019 will be held at the Moscone West, San Francisco, April 8-9.   DebtConnection.com is a media sponsor for LendIt Fintech USA2019.  Register for LendIt Fintech 2019 using DC15% at https://www.lendit.com/usa/2019.

Cybersecurity for small business: Secure remote access

Punching a time clock in and out isn’t how small businesses run these days. Employees are on the road, others are working from home, vendors are accessing your data at off hours – and you’re generating ideas 24/7. How do you maintain high security standards when employees and others may need to connect to your network remotely from a variety of devices? When we met with small business owners across the country, that question came up a lot. As part of our Cybersecurity for Small Business campaign, we have a fact sheet of things to consider in securing remote access to your network.

What is cryptojacking? The silent hack that should concern cyber insurers

When we think of cyber-attacks, we don’t tend to picture the quiet mining of cryptocurrency – but that’s exactly what’s involved in cryptojacking. The 2017 WannaCry, Petya and NotPetya attacks unveiled just how formidable the reach of hackers has grown, but a cyber-attack doesn’t have to cause widespread damage to be deadly. Cryptojacking – also known as a cryptomining attack – is the most common cyber threat to businesses and, unlike in the 2017 attacks, victims might not even realise they’re infected. A 2018 report from Cyber Security company Webroot showed that cryptojacking had replaced ransomware as the most common cyber-attack.

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