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Protecting your small business from cyber threats – Part 2

In our last post, we talked about the definition of cybersecurity and how important it is for small businesses to take cyber threats seriously. In this post, we will look at risk factors as well as strategies that Louisiana companies can use to guard against data theft, malicious computer viruses, hacked websites, denial-of-service attacks and other online dangers.

Stopping scams against small businesses

When it comes to the victims of financial scams, most of us envision elderly individuals who are duped into giving away their retirement savings, or something similar. However, many financial scams actually target companies and business owners.

Gayle Thomasson Busch Retiring

With great respect and gratitude for her service here, our firm announces the retirement of Gayle Thomasson Busch effective July 31, 2018. Gayle joined our firm 21 years ago following her successful tenure at the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Gayle also served our country for 11 years as a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve Judge Advocates General Corps. She has been a team leader in our Administrative Law--Regulatory Section, which she helped strengthen and expand, by handling complex cases in the administrative arena and then litigating when necessary. Gayle was a key member of our expropriation team that led to the LSU and VA Medical Center Project becoming a reality in New Orleans. Beyond professional accolades, our firm was blessed to see her sons grow up, 3 of whom now hold positions of military responsibility, thus following in their mom's patriotic footsteps. She has set a worthy example for the firm, for her family and for the clients whom she represented. Well Done Partner! We wish Gayle the absolute best in her next phase of life.

Protecting your small business from cyber threats – Part 1

In this day and age, it is nearly impossible for any business to operate without investing heavily in online technology. From sophisticated websites, Facebook advertising and email marketing ventures to relatively simple web-based calendars and accounting programs, your company must be prepared to thrive in the cyber world.

4 questions businesses should ask before making donations

Requests for charitable donations: they come in all shapes and sizes. From fundraising letters to door-to-door solicitations, your Louisiana business is bound to encounter them. However, here are four questions to ask before writing out a check:

Workplace posters: what businesses need to know

If you are starting your own business, you have plenty to think about. Tacking posters to the walls is probably not something that has crossed your mind – or if it has, it is likely at the very bottom of your list of things to do.

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