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Half of Small Businesses Believe They're Not Cybercrime Targets
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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8/29/2018 | 11:01:14 PM
Point of password pedantry
"76% of them say they haven't activated multifactor authentication"

Of those who say that they have, I'd further wonder how many of those are correct -- i.e., truly know what MFA means.

(Classic example of confusion: A password + a password hint is not MFA. It's the same factor ("something you know") duplicated.)
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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8/29/2018 | 10:10:44 AM
Re: As a managed services consultant
All comments appreciated and the two largest impediments to Small Business being security aware is Knowledge and Cost of that Knowledge.  Having a CISSP on staff is totally unwaranted expense - there is not that much demand for full-time work and salary?  Forget it.  THIS is where the consultant can play and needs to play a key, leading role.  And most consultants understand servers, active directory, backups, etc and oh scan with malwarebytes --- but not much more than that and have to have an in-depth knowledge of multilple lan networks.  The larger managed services shops can also play a larger role than they do.  
Dr.T
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8/29/2018 | 9:37:16 AM
Re: As a managed services consultant
It is therefore the explicit job of the consultant to educate, advise and prep for cyber security I would agree. I do not know if consultants really get any opportunity to educate, they cost too. So still the same problem: Money.
Dr.T
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8/29/2018 | 9:34:30 AM
Re: As a managed services consultant
But the lack insight, concentrating immed on their own problemsas they have to and do not have insight. This makes sense. Not having insight on cybercrime is main problem. If they can just read the news that may help them a lot I would say.
Dr.T
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8/29/2018 | 9:32:08 AM
Re: As a managed services consultant
They are not CHEAP but some owners just are One of the ways for them to be secure is to use cloud solutions instead of on-prem systems.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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8/29/2018 | 9:32:07 AM
Re: As a managed services consultant
They are not CHEAP but some owners just are One of the ways for them to be secure is to use cloud solutions instead of on-prem systems.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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8/29/2018 | 9:30:13 AM
Re: As a managed services consultant
small businesses have no idea of IT protocols and hesitate to write checks for any investments. I agree. Money is one of the reasons why they may not want to pay attention to cyber security.
Dr.T
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8/29/2018 | 9:28:12 AM
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This is really a high number. It is hard to understand how anybody would still think that thier organization is not target.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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8/27/2018 | 3:39:10 PM
As a managed services consultant
i used to support small businesses before moving south and into cyber security but in general small businesses have no idea of IT protocols and hesitate to write checks for any investments.  They are not CHEAP but some owners just are.  Some of them I hated and some paid me on the spot.  But the lack insight, concentrating immed on their own problemsas they have to and do not have insight.  It is therefore the explicit job of the consultant to educate, advise and prep for cyber security issues of all kinds.  Some wil llisten and some will not.  All will get attacked.  


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