Blog Posts Tagged with "Small Business"


No Such Thing as Too Small to Hack

September 07, 2017 Added by:Avi Bartov

Technology alone does not equal security, as owners and employees must begin to realize that their websites offer a potentially immense value proposition to hackers. An SMB is definitely not too small to care.

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Social Media Security Risks for Small Business

October 21, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

For more than a decade, cyber criminals have launched countless attacks on banks’ online infrastructure, successfully one-upping security professionals and their clients by creating viruses that bypass existing security measures. In response, computer security companies have continuously updated their technologies...

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Cyberheists: Biggest Threat Facing American Businesses

August 28, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

It is no myth that there is plenty of money and digital assets on networks worldwide. Those that want to secure those assets need to safeguard them. This book is written specifically for smaller to medium size businesses that often lack the staff and budget necessary to ensure effective information security...

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Cyber Attacks Increasingly Target Small Companies

August 26, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Your company may not be the primary target, an attacker may use your organization as a stepping-stone to attack another. Don't be the weakest link in the supply chain. Information is power, the attackers know this, and successful attacks can result in significant financial loss...

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One in Ten Small Businesses Experienced a Data Hack

July 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"While the media is reporting a growing number of high profile data breaches, some small businesses may also be a popular target for hackers because their systems are usually easier to get into and the breach may not be found out for a good few weeks...”

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Small Business Cyber Security: An Infographic

July 02, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Businesses often assume they are safe from cyber attacks because they are too small to be of interest to hackers, or mistakenly assume they have taken adequate measures to protect themselves. This infographic highlights the risks faced by small businesses and gives a few tips to help safeguard against attacks...

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The Cloud: It’s Not About Cost

June 24, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

I was interested to read recently a survey that was commissioned by the Cloud Alliance. What was key for the respondents? Data security and end-user privacy were paramount. One-quarter of survey respondents in organizations with more than 200 workers listed security and privacy as their primary concerns...

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What Is Business or Corporate Identity Theft?

May 30, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Victims of business identity theft often do not find out about the crime until significant losses accumulate, or someone discovers discrepancies on the books. Because of the hidden nature of the transactions, businesses can lose vast amounts of money. Business identity theft can remain unde­tected for years...

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For Great Justice - I Mean Security...

May 22, 2012 Added by:Wendy Nather

Organizations that are IT-poor tend also to be security-poor because security becomes optional, a luxury and an omission for the small business that doesn't know it has something to lose -- or even if it does, it hasn't the faintest idea of how to address it...

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Small Merchant Data Security: Helping Them Help Themselves

May 17, 2012 Added by:Stacey Holleran

Many small merchants—whether selling online or brick-and-mortar, or both—don’t have the technological background to understand the steps necessary for protecting the cardholder information and other sensitive data that passes through (and may be stored in) their business systems...

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Social Media Security Tips for Small Business

April 18, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Many companies restrict internal access to social media. Others prevent employees from discussing or mentioning the company in social media during private time. Follow these social media security tips for small business to prevent security issues...

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The Security Poverty Line and Junk Food

April 16, 2012 Added by:Wendy Nather

Organizations below the security poverty line tend to be inordinately dependent on third parties and have less direct control over the security of the systems they use. They end up ceding risk decisions to third parties that they ideally should be making themselves...

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Encryption: Myths and Must Knows

April 11, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Small to medium sized businesses have legal obligations to protect sensitive information, such as personally identifiable information. Here are some of the common long-held myths related to encryption misconceptions...

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Online Tool Assesses Intellectual Property Awareness

April 06, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The NIST and the USPTO have teamed up to create new online tool to help small companies and entrepreneurs evaluate their awareness of intellectual property, trade secrets, company data and more - and learn how to protect it...

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P2P File Sharing Security Concerns for Small Businesses

April 04, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

In my own P2P security research, I have uncovered tax returns, student loan applications, credit reports and Social Security numbers. I’ve found family rosters which include usernames, passwords and Social Security numbers for entire family...

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Security Tips When Providing Free Wi-Fi at Your Business

March 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Wi-Fi is great for bringing in customers and as a promotional tool that creates customer loyalty. Merchants such as hotels, coffee shops, burger joints and anyplace with a store front, chairs and tables is offering free Wi-Fi. But what about all the Wi-Fi security threats?

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