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7 Simple Tips to Boost Your Small Business’s Cybersecurity

7 Simple Tips to Boost Your Small Business’s Cybersecurity

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7 Simple Tips to Boost Your Small Business's Cybersecurity Effective cybersecurity should be a priority for every small business today when more than 70% of cyber-attacks are targeted at them. Hackers know they have less money to invest in state-of-the-art measures like bigger companies do, so they’re easier prey. Sadly, cyber-attacks can have devastating results. More than one-fifth of companies in Canada have been affected by cybersecurity incidents that disrupted their operations, and employees were unable to use key resources or services (computers, email) in over 50% of these cases. But implementing solid cybersecurity measures to protect your small business can be difficult if you’re not sure where to start or you don’t know how to make the best of the limited resources available. In this post, we’ll explore 7…
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1 in 5 Canadian Businesses Hit by Cyberattack in 2017, StatCan Survey Shows

1 in 5 Canadian Businesses Hit by Cyberattack in 2017, StatCan Survey Shows

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1 in 5 Canadian Businesses Hit by Cyberattack in 2017, StatCan Survey Shows A survey conducted by Statistics Canada (StatCan), Canada’s national statistical office, showed that 1 in 5 Canadian businesses were hit by a cyberattack last year. From January 2018 to April 2018, StatCanconducted the first of its kind survey that aimed to provide a snapshot of the cybersecurity challenges encountered by Canadian businesses – those with 10 or more employees. StatCan’s survey results showed that over one-fifth or 21% of Canadian businesses reported that they were hit by a cyberattack last year which affected their operations. The survey showed that large businesses (41%) were more than twice as likely as small businesses (19%) to identify an impactful cyberattack. Direct Costs of Cyberattacks Listed below are the direct costs of cyberattacks…
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6 Basic Cyber Hygiene Practices Organizations Fail to Implement

6 Basic Cyber Hygiene Practices Organizations Fail to Implement

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6 Basic Cyber Hygiene Practices Organizations Fail to Implement A new survey has shown that many organizations today are leaving themselves vulnerable to cyberattacks by failing to implement the basic cyber hygiene practices. The study "State of Cyber Hygiene Report" conducted by Tripwire and Dimensional Research surveyed 306 IT professionals last July 2018 to examine whether organizations are implementing the security controls that the Center for Internet Security (CIS)referred to as "Cyber Hygiene”. CIS considers the following 6 security controls as the basic cyber hygiene practices: Inventory and Control of Hardware Assets Inventory and Control of Software Assets Continuous Vulnerability Management Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges Secure Configuration for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations and Servers Maintenance, Monitoring and Analysis of Audit Logs CIS Control 1: Inventory…
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7 Simple Tips to Boost Your Small Business’s Cybersecurity

7 Simple Tips to Boost Your Small Business’s Cybersecurity

Information Security, Security
7 Simple Tips to Boost Your Small Business's Cybersecurity Effective cybersecurity should be a priority for every small business today when more than 70% of cyber-attacks are targeted at them. Hackers know they have less money to invest in state-of-the-art measures like bigger companies do, so they’re easier prey. Sadly, cyber-attacks can have devastating results. More than one-fifth of companies in Canada have been affected by cybersecurity incidents that disrupted their operations, and employees were unable to use key resources or services (computers, email) in over 50% of these cases. But implementing solid cybersecurity measures to protect your small business can be difficult if you’re not sure where to start or you don’t know how to make the best of the limited resources available. In this post, we’ll explore 7…
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1 in 5 Canadian Businesses Hit by Cyberattack in 2017, StatCan Survey Shows

1 in 5 Canadian Businesses Hit by Cyberattack in 2017, StatCan Survey Shows

Information Security
1 in 5 Canadian Businesses Hit by Cyberattack in 2017, StatCan Survey Shows A survey conducted by Statistics Canada (StatCan), Canada’s national statistical office, showed that 1 in 5 Canadian businesses were hit by a cyberattack last year. From January 2018 to April 2018, StatCanconducted the first of its kind survey that aimed to provide a snapshot of the cybersecurity challenges encountered by Canadian businesses – those with 10 or more employees. StatCan’s survey results showed that over one-fifth or 21% of Canadian businesses reported that they were hit by a cyberattack last year which affected their operations. The survey showed that large businesses (41%) were more than twice as likely as small businesses (19%) to identify an impactful cyberattack. Direct Costs of Cyberattacks Listed below are the direct costs of cyberattacks…
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6 Basic Cyber Hygiene Practices Organizations Fail to Implement

6 Basic Cyber Hygiene Practices Organizations Fail to Implement

General
6 Basic Cyber Hygiene Practices Organizations Fail to Implement A new survey has shown that many organizations today are leaving themselves vulnerable to cyberattacks by failing to implement the basic cyber hygiene practices. The study "State of Cyber Hygiene Report" conducted by Tripwire and Dimensional Research surveyed 306 IT professionals last July 2018 to examine whether organizations are implementing the security controls that the Center for Internet Security (CIS)referred to as "Cyber Hygiene”. CIS considers the following 6 security controls as the basic cyber hygiene practices: Inventory and Control of Hardware Assets Inventory and Control of Software Assets Continuous Vulnerability Management Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges Secure Configuration for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations and Servers Maintenance, Monitoring and Analysis of Audit Logs CIS Control 1: Inventory…
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