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Guarding the firewall: Ensuring cyber security for small businesses

Phishing, scanning/probing, website intrusions and defacements, virus/malicious code, ransomware, Denial of Service attacks, and data breaches are some ways in which hackers attack business websites, which can cause operational disruptions and potentially steal sensitive information. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) , unfortunately, have been seeing rising incidences of cybercrime. Growing digitization of business assets and … Read more

SMEs and Cyber Attacks: What you need to know

According to Technopedia, “A cyber attack is a deliberate exploitation of computer systems, technology-dependent enterprises and networks. Cyber attacks use malicious code to alter computer code, logic or data, resulting in disruptive consequences that can compromise data and lead to cyber crimes, such as information and identity theft.” Why are some SMEs Targets for Cyber … Read more

60% of small companies that suffer a cyber attack are out of business within six months

“It seemed like just another ordinary day for a small online retailer in the Midwest. Little did they know that the simple click of an e-mail link was about to threaten the entire business. One of the company’s employees received an e-mail with a link to a seemingly benign catalog. One click and the company’s … Read more

43 Percent of Cyber Attacks Target Small Business

“Cyber crime is on the rise and small businesses are increasingly becoming the target of hackers. New data from Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report shows that small businesses have become a big target for phishers. Last year, phishing campaigns targeted small businesses (PDF) 43 percent of the time. That’s up 9 percent over 2014 … Read more

The Top 5 IT Security Skills SMBs Need in 2017

Cybersecurity is not a new concept, but it is taking on new importance this year. Today’s digital organizations are driven by new technology and dependent on orderly data, and everyday life seems to be increasingly happening on top of connected infrastructures. The risks posed by cybersecurity attacks are monumental, but to mitigate those risks, new … Read more

Ransomware incidents surge, education a hot bed for data breaches, according to Verizon

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“Ransomware incidents have surged 50 percent from a year ago, educational institutions are becoming a playground for cyber espionage and 68 percent of healthcare security threats are internal, according to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR). Everything you need to know about ransomware: how it started, why it’s booming, how to protect against it, … Read more

Is the IT Security Gap a Threat to SMBs? [CHART]

Over the past year we’ve seen higher adoption of virtualization, web applications and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environments. As these and similar trends develop, security threats are likely to continue to emerge with unprecedented speed and complexity, putting businesses of all sizes at risk. Those most impacted, however, are the small- and medium-sized businesses … Read more

5 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

“Over the past 2 years, multiple mega-businesses like Target and T-Mobile experienced cyber attacks, throwing users into a frenzy when it comes to protecting sensitive data. Though many large enterprises are hit by data breaches, smaller companies are experiencing more cyber attacks now than ever before. In fact, 62% of all data breach victims were … Read more

Data Breaches of eCommerce Retailers Cost $172 Per Record

“If your small business hasn’t been “hacked,” it can be difficult to quantify the potential impact of cyber crime. True the impact of a cyber-crime committed against your small business can range from simply annoying to potentially crippling. But in the end, the question remains whether a way exists to measure that impact in dollars … Read more