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Something else to be mindful of is the payment total as listed on the W-2 and one's pay stub for 2013, which should have a final number for how much income was earned last year.
4/15/2014
Tax filing tips for procrastinators
The American Payroll Association offers some last-minute recommendations for completing income tax returns.
 
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, roughly 5% of revenues that organizations lose each year stems from fraud, including occupational fraud.
3/27/2014
Business owners rarely report employee crime to police
A new University of Cincinnati study finds that only 16% of small business owners utilize law enforcement when a worker steals from the company.
 
As for whether car theft reports were mostly for mid-sized vehicles or large ones, mid-sized automobiles were more highly sought-after.
2/27/2014
Thieves snatch up Toyota Camry with most regularity
More than 4,600 Camrys were stolen between 2009 and 2012, more than any other model in the large/mid-sized segment.
 
Another issue for entrepreneurs, the study found, is malware, which is damaging software that's embedded stealthily in seemingly innocuous links that can cause serious problems for a network or personal computer.
1/28/2014
Mobile device popularity increasing security risks for businesses
A new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute finds that cyber security is becoming more difficult to control due to increased Internet access on the go.
 
In 2012, more than half of small businesses had to deal with a cyber threat of some kind, many of which attacked companies’ sensitive organizational data.
1/15/2014
Cyber Security Awareness Month a success, but was it enough?
Hundreds of business owners joined the anti-cybercrime movement this past October, but concerns about Target's recent security breach emphasize the need for cyber protection.
 
In 2011 alone, there were 855 reported data breaches and 175 million compromised records.
11/20/2013
Business owners – is your website secure
Eight in 10 company executives don't think they have to worry about their websites being hacked.
 
More than half of businesses say they’ve been the victim of a cyber attack.
10/9/2013
Business owners: Cyber attacks greater hazard than severe weather
A new poll reveals that companies believe hackers trolling private business data are a bigger danger than severe weather.
 
Despite a sharp decline in car theft rates, vehicle owners should still keep their guard up.
9/12/2013
Criminals resorting to alternative forms of auto theft
Traffic authorities say that thieves are more frequently bilking the system through unconventional forms of stealing.
 
Executives at companies nationwide may need to add more security measures to their businesses’ networks.
8/8/2013
Poll: Most companies misread prevalence of malicious software
Nine in 10 business owners think there are fewer malware attacks than there are in actuality.
 
Last year, more than 58 million Americans had malware on their home computers.
8/2/2013
Report: One in five Americans infected by malware in 2012
Consumer Reports reveals that nearly 60 million people in the U.S. were adversely affected by electronic worms.
 
Companies all over the U.S. are becoming subjected to cyber attacks, including LivingSocial.
5/9/2013
LivingSocial latest victim of cyber warfare
The deals and discount website's security systems were recently breached, exposing bare users' personal data.
 
Data breaches have become more prevalent over the past two years.
3/28/2013
Tips to Support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Cyber security breaches are something both small and large businesses should take seriously, as on average 80 days passes by before a cyber attack is noticed.
 
The Ford Escape is the most popular car for thefts in recent years.
2/19/2013
Ford Escape most-stolen SUV
The National Crime Insurance Bureau releases its list for the sport utility vehicles that were the most popular among thieves since 2008.
 
Massachusetts has seen its fair share of antique car thefts.
2/5/2013
Spate Of Antique Car Thefts In Massachusetts
Officials say there have been several reported theft incidents with antique cars and trucks in the Bay State.
 
Data Privacy Day was launched by the NCSA.
1/28/2013
January 28 is Data Privacy Day
The National Cyber Security Alliance launches an awareness day to help consumers and business owners avoid data loss caused by internet criminals.
 
Not many Americans understand what DDoS means.
1/2/2013
Few know what DDoS means, new survey shows
A recent poll indicates that less than one in five Americans have an understanding of what distributed denial of service attacks are.
 
Many business owners aren’t aware of potential for cyber attacks.
12/18/2012
Companies largely unfamiliar with cyber attacks
A new poll indicates many business owners lack an understanding of the biggest internet security threats in their industry.
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