Small #businesses in #Texas at #rising risk of #cyberattacks

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Texas is an increasingly attractive target for cybercriminals across the globe with its 28 million residents and target-rich environment of energy, technology and hospitality companies. The state, in fact, suffered the highest number of malware attacks in the U.S. during the first quarter of last year, according to data released…


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Cybercrime #warning for #homes and #businesses

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BUSINESSES and households around the region have been warned about the growing danger of cybercrime. The rise of the internet has led to the potential impact of cyber-theft, cyber-vandalism and even cyber-extortion increasing dramatically, with experts warning that the more we rely on the net, the more potentially vulnerable we…


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Fighting #Internet #Crime: Protecting Your Small #Business From #Cyberattacks

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Data breaches at major corporations like Yahoo, Equifax, Target and Sony Pictures may capture the big headlines, but small businesses also face significant financial, operational and reputational risks from cyberattacks. Malicious computer viruses and hacks of sensitive information can hobble any business, potentially exposing even a mom-and-pop shop to customer…


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Integrating #cyber security with #business #continuity

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Cyber security is a top concern for nearly all companies. While addressing cyber security is clearly a technology-centric issue, recent incidents show it is no longer only a technology issue. The integration of technology into all areas of credit union operations means that all functions will be impacted in the event of…


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Ignorance Of #Cyber Threat Creates #Conundrum For Small #Business #Data #Security

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McAfee Labs recently published its 2018 Threats Predictions report, and after a year of high-profile cyberattacks and data breaches, analysts say the threat won’t let up in the new year. A rising challenge for the enterprise is the fact that cyberattackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods. According to…


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Small #Businesses: Be #Alert to #Identity Theft

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Small business identity theft is a big business for identity thieves. Just like individuals, businesses may have their identities stolen and their sensitive information used to open credit card accounts or file fraudulent tax returns seeking bogus refunds. To mark “National Tax Security Awareness Week,” the Delaware Division of Revenue,…


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U.S. #government warns #businesses about #cyber bug in #Intel chips

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The U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability. The Department of Homeland Security gave the guidance a day after Intel said it had…


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Protect Your #Business Against #Fraud and #Identity Theft

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Did you know that the trash your cleaning company removes from your facility every day is a target for identity thieves? Communal trash cans often hold receipts, notes, and other paperwork that can expose critical information to criminals. Modern thieves are skilled at piecing together seemingly harmless information into data…


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Cyber #security #war games helping #businesses find & #recruit untapped #talent

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With the cyber security skills gap widening amidst a rise in the overall threat landscape, business are now relying on cyber security war games to find and recruit new cyber warriors whose talents have remained untapped for years. The Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass competition ended on a high earlier…


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The #ghosts of users #past present #perfect route into #businesses, for #hackers

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High profile ransomware attacks are never far from the headlines these days, but what about the lesser known tactics of a malicious actor looking to steal company data? Hackers looking for the quietest, easiest route into an organisation are now focusing their attention on stale user accounts – these ‘ghost…


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5 Ways To #Improve Your #Small #Business #Cybersecurity

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Do you think your small business is at risk of being hacked? An overwhelming 87% of small business owners don’t think so. But, your business might be at risk more than you realize. About half of small businesses experience a cyber attack. Small businesses are appealing to hackers. Small businesses…


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Businesses #leaders need to take the #reins with #cyber security

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Recent high-profile incidents are yet again highlighting the damage that cyber-attacks can make to a company’s reputation, customer relationships and, of course, bottom line. It tells us one thing – businesses are still not doing enough to combat these threats. Findings from our Advanced Trends Report 2017reinforces this worrying state of…


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THE #EVOLUTION OF #HACKING AND HOW #SMALL TO #MEDIUM #BUSINESSES CAN RESPOND TO THE #THREAT

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The popular stereotype of a cyber hacker tends to be a young, highly skilled person sitting in a darkened room surrounded by sophisticated computer equipment. It’s an image honed by Hollywood and often supported by mainstream media. However, increasingly, this is not the case. Hackers can be young or old,…


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Third-party #cyber security failures cost #businesses the #most

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Third-party cyber security failures are costing businesses the most – up to £1.5m – as security budgets shrink, a study by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals Companies suffer the greatest damage as a result of cyber security incidents relating to their partners, according to research. This is the finding…


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14 #Cybersecurity Tips All #Business Leaders Should Know

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As a business owner, cybersecurity can be a daunting topic: It’s complex, threatening, and you might not even know where to start. But considering hacks will cost companies as much as trillions of dollars annually within the next five years, cybersecurity is a measure all businesses — both big and…


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Realistic Cybersecurity for Small- and Mid-Sized Enterprises

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In June of this year, a data analytics firm working for the Republican National Committee left databases of 198 million U.S. citizen voter files exposed to the Internet without security, making the RNC susceptible to theft by cyber criminals for 10 to 14 days. Following the incident, the RNC suspended…


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State of Small Business Cybersecurity in North America

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Small business owners know they are at risk for cyberattacks, but they are somewhat at a loss as to what to do. That’s one of the findings of a new report from the Better Business Bureau, The State of Small Business Cybersecurity in North America, released today as part of…


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Five things to look for when hiring data center support services

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In the United States, the average age of a data center is estimated to be just a little less than 20 years old. Most of them are housed in outdated facilities with low-power density systems, lower energy efficiency, as well as decreased overall productivity. In the present times, wherein computer…


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Ransomware Sales on the Dark Web Surged by 2,502 Percent in the Past Year

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The past year saw a 2,502 percent increase in sales of ransomware on the dark Web, from just under $250,000 to more than $6.2 million, according to a recent Carbon Black report. “This increase is largely due to a simple economic principle — supply and demand,” the report states. “Cyber…


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Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses

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The impact of the Equifax data breach that compromised the personal data of over 145 million individuals has left many confused, frustrated and downright angry. And while massive attacks on large corporations make headlines, small businesses have just as much, if not more, at stake. According to data analyzed in…


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