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Kapersky’s New Solution for Small Business Security

As small business owners are busy with the everyday tasks of running their companies, they often neglect Internet security. Small business owners are too busy working on increasing customers and growing their businesses. To do this, small business owners often use social media to communicate with their customers. This is where security becomes important, especially when small business owners access the Internet away from their home offices. Protect your business from cyber attacks As you grow your business, it is important to find a local IT consultant who specializes in security. But, before you commit to one, there are a few things that you can do to protect your business from cyber attacks: Use complex passwords that are not easy to predict. Change your passwords on a regular basis, like on the 10th of every month. Use different passwords for each account. Hire employees that you trust. Be alert to unusual activity on your accounts. Only use private WiFi for sensitive transactions. Secure your computers and data Small business owners should secure their computers, data, and financial information from potential cybercrime. One place small business owners can turn is Kaspersky Lab and their new Kaspersky Small Office Security solution. This easy solution offers several features that small business owners appreciate. They include: Protection against crypto-miners and ransomware that can invade servers Support for Microsoft Windows during updates and reboots Updated notifications for product alerts, so customers have fewer interruptions Upgraded console that is easier to use than previous versions Are you protected? According to Kaspersky Lab, nearly one-third of small businesses, especially those with 50 or fewer employees are not properly protected from cybercrimes. This gives cybercriminals a relatively good chance of attacking vulnerable businesses. Those businesses without proper security often rely on an employee to provide the security, even though the employee may not have any training in cybersecurity. Those small businesses without cyber-protection no longer need to worry, because Kaspersky Small Office Security offers an affordable option for businesses with five to 50 employees. Along with providing outstanding security against the latest types of cybercrimes like crypto-mining and…

The Cautionary Tale of The DNC’s False Phishing Alarm

The recent DNC “false alarm” is a cautionary tale. While there can be value is performing phishing tests against your organization, they are not without potential pitfalls. And, real or simulated, what lessons can your business learn from this example? Phishing tests are designed to help your users decipher good email from bad. While there is still some debate on the long-term efficacy of this approach, one thing that is vital is that the entire security organization be aware of the test and respond accordingly. In the case of the DNC “false alarm”, it appears there was a distinct lack of communication with the affected groups, leading to the false alarm. Not only will a phishing test challenge your users, it should also challenge your security organization and their response processes. As a simulation, the security personnel must respond accordingly, including knowing when to “stop” the defined response processes. We should absolutely give credit to the various DNC groups for responding as though this was an actual attack. But a little communication goes a long way and could have allayed a good amount of concern (let alone the media attention). By some accounts, over 90% of breaches start with a phishing email. Why? Because phishing works. While organizations have had email security solutions in place for 20 years, they have taken a back seat to more sexy solutions like Endpoint Detection and Response or next-gen AV. Email security has achieved “good enough” status while security time and budget is spent searching for the latest holy grail. The cybercriminal underground knows this and continue finding ways to adapt phishing to bypass the latest email security defenses. It’s a game of one-upmanship where the bad guys only have one task – to bypass email security defenses – while the internal security team must defend on multiple fronts. Phishing tests have become the defense du jour to help train user’s ability to identify malicious email. What phishing testing has also done is started down the path of adopting defense-in-depth for email security. Defense-in-depth is a long-established security strategy designed to protect your organization across all potential attack fronts. Normally organizations…

The C-suite could be putting companies at risk of cyber attacks

Cyber attacks are on the rise, and  nearly 40 per cent agree that their organisation’s CEO is a ‘weak link’ in their cyber security operation. Making cyber security a priority should start from the top, yet this isn’t always the case: a new survey from Mimecast Limited shows that 20 per cent of respondents said their The post The C-suite could be putting companies at risk of cyber attacks appeared first on Small Business.

Businesses feel more exposed to a cyber attack than ever

It’s been a year since WannaCry ransomware hit the NHS, but 40 per cent of businesses feel more exposed to a cyber attack than ever. In a Tanium survey of 500 frontline IT security workers in the UK, around a third admitted there was panic immediately after the WannaCry attack, but many haven’t taken the action The post Businesses feel more exposed to a cyber attack than ever appeared first on Small Business.

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