Cybersecurity Advice for Small and Medium Businesses
Raising cybersecurity awareness and sharing SMB information security success stories
Countless studies suggest that the smaller, less-funded, under-staffed, and oftentimes less aware businesses don’t have the means and wherewithal to stand up a cyber defense akin to what their larger cousins do. This is unfortunate, as this segment of the supply chain represent a significant chunk of risk - not just to themselves, but also to their business partners, and therefore, the supply chain as a whole.
The fact that it’s hard for these smaller companies to get a handle on their security posture doesn’t mean something can’t be done to address this risk. That’s where this Small and Medium Business column and webinar series comes in.
ITPSmagazine will be partnering with industry luminaries from around the world that have the first-hand experience and the expertise to help us raise awareness for this massive, underserved group of companies. In addition to raising awareness, we will begin to share stories of success and best practices that will help small- and medium-sized businesses take the first and subsequent steps necessary to address the cyber risks they face - increasing their security posture without breaking the bank.
The Full Webcast Series: Your Small Business Will Be Hacked - Because It Is Easy.
Some small and medium sized businesses make the assumption that because they don’t sell their goods or services online that they are not a target for cybercrime. Unfortunately, this is an assumption that is not rooted in reality. Unless the business - and it’s employees - are completely ‘off the cybergrid,’ so to speak, their connection to the Internet (think e-mail, a presence on social media, and even just a simple website) introduces risk that the business owners should at least be aware of. Sure, as a business owner, choosing to accept the risk is one option for dealing with it, but flat-out ignoring the risk could define the company’s success or failure. Join us for this webcast to learn about the cyber risks associated with your business being connected to the Internet, even if you don’t sell your goods and services online.