The #hidden #security #risks #threatening your #business

Your business IT systems may be protected by passwords and firewalls, but common security blind spots could be leaving sensitive customer information vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals. Since Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme came into effect earlier this year, 63 businesses have reported data breaches. This is a…


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Hackers #target #business supply #chains

Hackers are targeting supply chain firms to gain access to commercially sensitive data from them and their customers, according to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). A large number of managed service providers (MSPs) were subject to such cyber attacks in 2017, according to the joint report by the…


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Security #warning: Your #suppliers are #now your #weakest #link

Cybersecurity agency warns of 796 attacks against business, says that hackers will attempt to reach their targets through their suppliers. Hackers targeting business supply chains and the proliferation of destructive worms are two of the biggest cyber-threats that organisations should prepare to face in the coming year, security experts have…


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CyberPolicy #Expands #Cybersecurity #Offerings for #Small #Businesses

CyberPolicy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CoverHound Inc. that offers an online cyber insurance and security product for small businesses, has unveiled a new set of complimentary offerings to help small businesses protect against cyber threats. The new “Plan. Prevent. Insure.” offerings provide guided options from advisors, educational security resources, and…


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Cyber #attacks a #real threat to #Gulf #business

Cyber attacks in the Gulf are a growing threat for businesses operating in the region, Internet security experts warn, calling for more to be done to protect data. Businesses, consumers and governments in the GCC are increasingly victims of a varied range of cybercrimes, including malware emails; software that holds…


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Small #Businesses #Overspending on #Cybersecurity Experts #Say

A joint analysis of IT security spending conducted by Akouto and Alpha Logics shows a significant cost to businesses that underinvest in cybersecurity. The study analyzed spending patterns of existing clients to examine cybersecurity expenditures for small and medium-size businesses who underinvest compared to their peers. Cost calculations included money…


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Fiji And #China Business #Share #Tips On #Hackers

There has been a continuous increase in the number of cyber-crime, particularly hacking, regarding trade between Fijian and Chinese companies which has been brought to light. Jim Jixing Yang, of the China Chamber of Commerce in Fiji while speaking on Early Warning against the Crime Hacking Trade at the Nadi…


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Thinking #like a #hacker: Crucial for #businesses in #mitigating the #cyber #threat

Organisations must think like hackers, in order to adapt to the increasing number of cyber threats facing them Organisations are being tasked to innovate all the time. Market pressures, changing buying habits and competition from new market entrants is putting increasing pressure on leadership teams to innovate, and on IT…


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Is your #business ready to #deal with a #data #breach?

Textbook examples of how not to handle a data breach continue to plague headlines. So, what steps should be taken to protect consumers and businesses, and prevent future attacks? Recent high profile data breaches should be a warning for any business to improve cyber security. Readily-available robust and secure authentication…


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Businesses and #Tax Identity #Theft

Most of us know what personal identity theft is either from personal experience or knowledge of somebody who has been compromised. What many don’t know is that business identity theft is a fast growing industry for thieves and scammers alike. What makes business identity theft so attractive is the money…


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Four #steps to #protect your #business and #identity

Between the Equifax breach, which left 145.5 million people vulnerable to identity theft, and the Yahoo breach, which exposed the personal information of 3 million people, 2017 was a bad year for personal security. I hope you were fortunate enough to be untouched by these breaches, but the fact of…


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

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

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

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

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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