Why SMBs Are Easy Targets for the Bad Guys

As malicious hackers turn up the heat, small and medium businesses can’t remain complacent - the threats to their security are real and growing worse all the time. This blog was originally posted by Symantec.  During a recent business dinner, I wound up sitting beside the owner of a logistics company who confidently confided that his 6-person business was just too small to hack. His firm annually grossed somewhere in the high 6-figures...

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Why Small-Business Owners Are Easy Prey for Hackers

Our partner Symantec says 43 percent of all cyberattacks in 2015 targeted small businesses. Randell Heath isn't sure how hackers got into his company's website -- all he knows is a supplier called, saying the site had become an online store selling Viagra and Cialis. The problem might have been at the company that hosts the site. It might have been that Heath's passwords weren't strong enough. But the invasion taught Heath...

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SMBs victims of phishing attacks 5x more than ransomware via SC

Despite a glut of research into new ransomware variants, low-tech threats like phishing attacks and viruses pose a more prevalent threat to small businesses than ransomware, according to a recent survey of SMB owners.   [caption id="attachment_1460" align="alignright" width="320"] Thirty-seven percent of small businesses that experienced a cyber attack were victims of malicious viruses, 20 percent experienced phishing attacks, and 15 percent experienced Trojan horses.[/caption] Thirty-seven percent of small businesses that experienced a...

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How to Sell Cloud Security Solutions to SMBs

It’s easy to think of cybersecurity threats as something that mainly targets the nation’s largest and most profitable enterprises. In the news, we see stories of the data breaches of massive healthcare and insurance networks, of retailers with thousands of nationwide outlets, and of government offices compromised with complex, sustained attacks, sometimes presumably undertaken by state-sponsored actors. It’s enough to make you think that the little guy, the scrappy, independent small...

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10 Info Security Tips for Small Businesses

10 Information Security Tips for Small Businesses

When it comes to information and data security, most small business owners often do not know where to start. But in today’s world, customers have naturally come to expect that their sensitive data will be kept secure. It can be an intimidating step for a small business that likely does not have an IT department, but we have compiled a list of tips to help you tackle your security concerns. 1. Identify...

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