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10% of Small Businesses Breached Shut Down in 2019
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10/27/2019 | 3:19:58 PM
Re: On small business support
"..they do not have the resources for a full CSirt department...."

This is a common problem in the industry, unfortunately.

 

 

 
Dr.T
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10/27/2019 | 3:09:17 PM
37?
"As a result of cybercrime, 69% of small organizations were forced offline for a limited time and 37% experienced financial loss."   37% seems to be a little bit small to me. We keep hearing about breaches. I would have expected a little bit bigger number.
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10/24/2019 | 8:23:08 AM
On small business support
I provided managed service support for small accounts a few years ago -- they do not have the resources for a full CSirt department of course or really an on-staff engineer skilled in the field.  So they are vulneable by default.  A real opening for consulting is to provide such support to clients with more emphasis on the cyber side than simple and relatively dull server management and workstation management.  The latter are endpoints of course but also good TEACHING AND INSTRUCTION to staff is a fine thing too.  That would solve a ton of problems right there.    Small firms have almost no financial depth too, so lack of income or hit to perception can drive business away real fast and their cashflow cannot tolerate that.  They also do not see the need for tech protection as miuch as larger organizations do that have, after all, a runnning CSirt department.  Smal business sees risk as small - so goes their name.  Risk = large but their size mitigates against that perception.  They ARE small so who would be interested in them?   Well, any hacker is interested ---- any one of them. 


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