ALERT: Security Exploits Put Sensitive Data at Risk

Researchers recently discovered structural defects, predominantly in Intel processors from over the last decade, that can allow hackers to access sensitive data. A series of updates and patches have been issued to address these security exploits. However, it has been reported that each patch can result in a significant performance impact – meaning businesses may need to consider premature hardware upgrades or increased server capacity to ensure they maintain both security and performance.

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What You Need to Know

A little-known defect in Intel processors is one of the largest IT security threats small businesses face. The limited fixes negatively impact processing speed and can lead to increased costs.

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Why it Matters

For small businesses, cyber attacks can be crippling. While security is paramount, many businesses today are experiencing significant performance issues caused by the patches.

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Tell us Your Story

Has your business experienced any performance or security issues related to this default? How have you addressed the issue? Download the form to share your story.

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Webinar: Hear from the Experts

On Oct. 1, NSBA will host a webinar with cyber security experts to address questions you may have related to this chip default and other cybersecurity issues. Stay tuned for details.

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