For a small business owner, the idea of attack by cyber-terrorists can seem overwhelming, but most attacks - 80% - rely on poor security - so by doing the basics, you drastically reduce the likelihood of such attacks being successful.
For most small businesses, dealing with cyber-security is new territory. But they don't have to reinvent the wheel. They can gain insights from the trials and tribulations of large organisations who've long been dealing with cyber-threats.
SMEs in particular, face a significant challenge to correlate the output from various systems and interfaces. It is therefore important that the right tools are chosen to empower SMEs to meet these challenges says David Feldman.
Many SMBs conclude that the best way to gain proper protection is through a managed services approach and more managed service providers (MSPs) rising to the challenge and adding managed security services says Mike Puglia.
SMBs in the UK with operations or supply chain in the EU need to focus their attention on GDPR and security posture; there is a level of scrutiny around data management that many SMBs are unlikely to have experienced before.
Initially focused on London's SMEs but with advice & support tools for SMEs around the country, the LDSC is seeking partners to improve the ability of small businesses to operate safely online, vital for them and your supply chain.
91 percent of small businesses report that they have not been attacked, and only five percent admit they have; 38 percent spent nothing whatsoever to protect themselves from cyber-security threats this financial year.
Most small or medium-sized organisations in the UK have experienced several different security attacks and data breaches in the past year. And more than a third have experienced a ransomware attack reports Justin Dolly
Steve Nice educates SMEs about the growing security risk of organised cyber-crime and how they can protect themselves.
Oz Alashe suggests that the next big battle in cyber-security will be large enterprises ensuring a secure supply chain.
Joe Siegrist shares ideas on how the government could help SMEs train their staff to protect their assets.
Workshops to help SMEs bid for the 40 contracts in Nato's €3 billion tech refresh during this month's NITECT17 conference, with €71 million earmarked for cyber-security services contracts.
Security raises concerns with half of SMEs saying data security is the major barrier between their organisation and the digital workplace. Another 30 percent believe cost is the key issue.
Andy Taylor discusses the ways SMEs can better protect themselves by placing cyber-security as a top business priority
Most (82 percent) of the UK's small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) have not heard of or are unsure about the impact of the GDPR taking effect in under two years.
Nearly three quarters (74 percent) of European employees have no concerns about security issues when using a mobile phone owned by their company. Highlighting a significant level of confidence in workplace mobile security strategies, the figure stands at 75 percent for employees at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
SMEs are at greater risk from the consequences of cyber-attack, less able to recover, with more mission-critical data on a single machine, so educating themselves about mitigating the risk is essential says Andrew Conway.
Adrian Leppard, commissioner of the City of London Police, explains to SC's Tony Morbin that crime prevention's mission in cyber-fraud is to help industry protect its information assets - but that international crime and encryption remain major challenges for law enforcement
Small businesses have been warned by Cifas and Action Fraud to be on high alert for fake invoices.