Why small businesses are a big target

Small businesses are an important part of our nation’s economic and cyber infrastructure. According to the Small Business Administration, there are approximately 28.2 million small businesses in the United States. These businesses produce approximately 46 % of our nation’s private-sector output and create 63 % of all new jobs in the country. The Small Business Administration has the responsibility for defining small businesses; the definition varies for each industry sector. This publication uses the most recent Small Business Administration definitions. “Small business” is synonymous with Small Enterprise or Small Organization and includes for-profit, non-profit, and similar organizations.

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Hackers Selling Phishing Kits on YouTube

Security researchers have uncovered cybercrooks advertising and distributing phishing kits, that come with how-to videos and links to additional information, to wannabe hackers via YouTube. The catch however is that the advertised kits come with a secret backdoor that sends all the phished data back to the author.

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U.S. banks to set higher cyber security standards

U.S. bank regulators on Wednesday outlined cyber security standards meant to protect financial markets and consumers from online attacks against the nation's leading financial firms.

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The Information Security Leader, Two Roles, Four Questions and Three Challenges

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

This kernel of wisdom comes from a certain high-tech headhunter in the late 1980s, who passed it on as she was helping her candidates prepare for their next job. Twenty years later, it showed up again in “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” a best-selling business book by Marshall Goldsmith.

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Software as Weaponry in a Computer-Connected World

The internet was created nearly 40 years ago by men — and a few women — who envisioned an “intergalactic network” where humans could pull data and computing resources from any mainframe in the world and in the process free up their minds from mundane and menial tasks.

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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - 12 steps to take now

The changes which are to be ushered in by the GDPR in 2018 are substantial and ambitious. The Regulation is one of the most wide ranging pieces of legislation passed by the EU in recent years, and concepts to be introduced such as the ‘right to be forgotten’, data portability, data breach notification and accountability (to call out only a few) will take some getting used to.

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Top 10 Operational Impacts of GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), put forth by the European Commission in 2012 and finally generally agreed upon by the European Parliament and Council in December, is set to replace the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec.

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