Author: Catherine J. Huff


According to the F.B.I., 2017 was a “milestone” year for the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). On October 12, 2017, the IC3 received its four millionth consumer internet crime complaint. Unfortunately, Virginia ranked among the top 10 states in number of victims affected, with a total of 9,436 incidents reported. Cybersecurity issues for individuals and businesses alike are only growing. With that growth, however, comes the evolution of ways to protect yourself and your business from the ever-expanding threat. In 2017, the most prevalent crimes reported were Non-Payment/Non-Delivery, Personal Data Breach, and Phishing. We are bombarded with cybersecurity...

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Social Media in the Workplace

Positives, Pitfalls, and Precautions Nowadays, social media is more pervasive than ever before. From Facebook and Twitter to Snapchat and Instagram, people choose to live a more public life and share even the most minute details about their day to the social media world. This can often lead to a scenario where you can learn more about someone by looking at his or her social media presence than you can by talking with them. Social media platforms hold a treasure-trove of information about family, friends, neighbors and even employees and co-workers. However, while social media is a great way...

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AirBNB Renting Rules

How New Legislation Could Affect the Airbnb Experience What is Airbnb? A decade ago, if someone planned a trip—for business or pleasure—they usually booked a room in a hotel. At the most, a family or group of friends would rent a beach house for the week and split the cost equally. Now, however, the world of travel is changing. Travelers seek unique experiences, from far-flung breweries to Instagram-worthy restaurants. Similarly, travelers want a unique lodging experience that lets them get to know the cities they visit on a more personal level. Enter Airbnb, an online marketplace that connects individuals...

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