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Why Cybersecurity Must Be a Top Priority for Small & Midsize Businesses
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UdyRegan
UdyRegan,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/14/2019 | 1:14:32 AM
Small means easier
It is the mentality of small and midsize business owners which assumes security isn't their biggest concern. Little do they know that they could actually wind up for good as soon as even the slightest hack were to hit them. Since they are small, it becomes even easier to consume them whole.
michaelmaloney
michaelmaloney,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/11/2019 | 12:28:08 AM
Teach and tell!
Small businesses balk when they see the price tag that's attached to security solutions. I think that if they had access to better security products for their company systems, a lot more people would be willing to dig out the money from storage to pay for such protection! it's really a matter of showing them what the options and alternatives are available for their own good...
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2019 | 2:47:35 PM
Re: As a consultant for small business
Good and not good - the cloud by itself is not a guarantor of protection - if anything, it then opens up another can of potential worms and infections even less understood or visible to the client or consultant sometimes.  Remember the wisdom of dear Woz several years ago - there is no security in the cloud.  Wozniak was rarely if ever wrong. 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2019 | 10:52:05 AM
Audit
Have a cybersecurity audit performed by an outside source. I think this is where it needs to start. Without audit we would not know what is vulnerable in the environment.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2019 | 10:50:33 AM
Re: As a consultant for small business
malware and forensics for SMALL business that cannot afford A CIISP or similiar level of expertise. That is good. Lots of companies are looking for these types of services.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2019 | 10:49:36 AM
Re: As a consultant for small business
Now my backup and restore protocols were very very good indeed. That is good. Backups help a lot of course against ransomware. It needs to go beyond that to stay secure.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2019 | 10:47:43 AM
Re: As a consultant for small business
small business - server, workstations, virus and malware support Makes sense. Today small business are more complex than that but also they have help. They can go with Cloud solution to keep themselves secure.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/29/2019 | 10:45:22 AM
58%
58% of malware attack victims were categorized as small businesses. It looks like more small business than not. I would think number is higher since we hardly hear any breach happened in a small business.
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
1/24/2019 | 3:12:04 PM
As a consultant for small business
Several years ago i was self-employed as a consultant for small business - server, workstations, virus and malware support but for the latter two i did the basics and no real knowledge until moving to Georgia and employed with a malware forensics shop.  WOW.   What i did not know.  Now my backup and restore protocols were very very good indeed.  I survived September 11 in the south tower and am familiar with restore in an environment from hell.  Over 1,000 systems.  Aon.  So i was good at that aspect for business but down here, I anticipate re-starting my business for this purpose - malware and forensics for SMALL business that cannot afford A CIISP or similiar level of expertise.   For small buis - there is no one manning for fort at all.  I intend to change that. 


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