Hackers target small businesses with cybersecurity threats, but often times these type threats are not on a small business's radar.
Disasters and other big news events are “triggers” that move hackers to action.
According to FEMA, almost 40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster because just a few inches of water can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
A few weeks ago, I stepped off a plane in Las Vegas. I barely noticed the 107-degree heat. The real “hotbed” that day was DefCon 25, the largest international hacker conference in the world.
Ransomware threats, like WannaCry, are hitting small businesses at an all-time high pace. Ryan Olson, director of a cyber security threat intelligence team in Palo Alto says, “Small businesses are frequently a more appealing target for ransomware because they sit at the juncture of money and..
On Friday, May 12, a dangerous new ransomware called “WannaCry” started a rapid spread across the globe, infecting thousands of computers including government agencies, factories and health services. The ransomware prevented users from accessing files—then an on-screen message would pop up..
Like a dog with a favorite bone, cybercriminals are fully focused on small business. In 2015, the FBI warned of a potential rise in ransomware attacks by cybercriminals. That year businesses paid out $325 million to ransomware attackers and the volume increased exponentially in 2016. It has..
Perfect storms hit when combinations of circumstances create events of unusual and often severe magnitude. Lack of cybersecurity talent is one such circumstance and the consequences are whipping up dark clouds that are leaving businesses of all sizes vulnerable to attacks.